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Korean ancestry map The ePodunk map shows U.S. cities with the highest percentages of people of ancestry. Learn about cities with genealogy and find in-depth community information about the ancestry cities.


Although Koreans went to work for Hawaiian sugar plantations in the early 1900s, significant immigration didn't occur until the 1950s. When quotas were lifted in 1965, thousands of Koreans moved to America.

In the 2000 census, 1,072,682 people in the U.S. claimed Korean ancestry.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 2.5 percent of those people said they were of Korean ancestry.

The links at left lead to information on other ethnicities.

Community Place type% Korean
Palisades Park, NJborough36.38
Cerritos, CAcity17.69
La Palma, CAcity17.43
Leonia, NJborough17.24
Fort Lee, NJborough17.18
Ridgefield, NJborough14.31
Closter, NJborough12.75
Norwood, NJborough12.69
Edgewater, NJborough11.83
Englewood Cliffs, NJborough11.76
La Canada Flintridge , CAcity11.31
Demarest, NJborough10.49
Diamond Bar, CAcity10.2
Cresskill, NJborough10.12
Old Tappan, NJborough10.07
Tenafly, NJborough9.65
Alpine, NJborough9.39
Northvale, NJborough8.83
Harrington Park, NJborough8.57
Little Ferry, NJborough8.01
Rowland Heights, CApopulated place7.87
Fullerton, CAcity7.38
Lake Success, NYvillage7.29
Torrance, CAcity7.15
Lansing, NYvillage7.05
Cliffside Park, NJborough7.04
Annandale, VApopulated place6.82
Glendale, CAcity6.57
Buena Park, CAcity6.53
Gardena, CAcity6.49
East Rutherford, NJborough6.02
Burke, VApopulated place5.86
Waimalu, HIpopulated place5.82
Honolulu, HIpopulated place5.81
Hacienda Heights, CApopulated place5.75
Federal Way, WAcity5.69
Irvine, CAcity5.53
West Springfield, VApopulated place5.53
Cypress, CAcity5.51
Rutherford, NJborough5.49
Mukilteo, WAcity5.47
Northfield, ILtownship5.46
Colesville, MDpopulated place5.43
University Gardens, NYpopulated place5.29
Marina, CAcity5.23
Savoy, ILvillage5.21
Rancho Palos Verdes, CAcity5.18
Hawaiian Gardens, CAcity5.15
Ellicott City, MDpopulated place5.1
Searingtown, NYpopulated place5.09
La Mirada, CAcity5.06
River Edge, NJborough5.05
Mililani Town, HIpopulated place4.94
North Potomac, MDpopulated place4.9
Mill Creek, WAcity4.9
Paramus, NJborough4.87
Lakewood, WAcity4.77
Lincolnwood, ILvillage4.74
Morton Grove, ILvillage4.74
Manorhaven, NYvillage4.72
Burtonsville, MDpopulated place4.63
Glenview, ILvillage4.61
Waipio, HIpopulated place4.58
Artesia, CAcity4.57
Northbrook, ILvillage4.55
Calverton, MDpopulated place4.46
Hedwig Village, TXcity4.46
Centreville, VApopulated place4.42
Walnut, CAcity4.36
Cupertino, CAcity4.34
Albany, CAcity4.32
University Place, WAcity4.3
Cockeysville, MDpopulated place4.28
DuPont, WAcity4.24
Angwin, CApopulated place4.19
Niles, ILtownship4.16
Wahiawa, HIpopulated place4.14
Saint Robert, MOcity4.13
Manhasset Hills, NYpopulated place4.12
Jericho, NYpopulated place4.1
Skokie, ILvillage4.04
Oakton, VApopulated place3.98
Aiea, HIpopulated place3.97
Stanford, CApopulated place3.92
Garden Grove, CAcity3.9
Rolling Hills Estates, CAcity3.86
Broomall, PApopulated place3.86
Whitpain, PAtownship3.86
Tappan, NYpopulated place3.85
South Pasadena, CAcity3.76
North Springfield, VApopulated place3.76
Dunn Loring, VApopulated place3.73
Spanaway, WApopulated place3.72
Parkland, WApopulated place3.71
Syosset, NYpopulated place3.69
Cheltenham, PAtownship3.65
Haworth, NJborough3.57
North Hills, NYvillage3.56
Duluth, GAcity3.55
Montgomery, PAtownship3.43
Los Alamitos, CAcity3.38
Halawa, HIpopulated place3.37
Marlborough, MOvillage3.36
Arcadia, CAcity3.35
Cabin John, MDpopulated place3.34
Wailuku, HIpopulated place3.33
Gold River, CApopulated place3.32
Greenbelt, MDcity3.29
Blue Bell, PApopulated place3.28
Chantilly, VApopulated place3.28
Lynnwood, WAcity3.26
White Oak, MDpopulated place3.23
Pittsville, MDtown3.21
Loma Linda, CAcity3.18
Niles, ILvillage3.16
Ridgefield Park, NJvillage3.16
Piermont, NYvillage3.15
Upper Dublin, PAtownship3.15
Downey, CAcity3.13
Cunningham, ILtownship3.13
Urbana, ILcity3.13
La Habra Heights, CAcity3.12
Newington, VApopulated place3.12
Makakilo City, HIpopulated place3.11
Vernon Hills, ILvillage3.11
Emeryville, CAcity3.1
Suwanee, GAcity3.09
Pearl City, HIpopulated place3.08
Champaign, ILtownship3.05
Berkeley Lake, GAcity3.01
Kaneohe, HIpopulated place3.01
Port Washington North, NYvillage3
Fairfax, VAcity3
Killeen, TXcity2.98
South Gate, MDpopulated place2.92
Rolling Hills, CAcity2.89
Aspen Hill, MDpopulated place2.89
Carney, MDpopulated place2.87
Queens, NYborough2.87
Springfield, VApopulated place2.85
Daleville, ALcity2.79
Shoreline, WAcity2.78
Thomaston, NYvillage2.76
Mountlake Terrace, WAcity2.76
Norwalk, CAcity2.74
Maple Glen, PApopulated place2.74
Oronoko, MIcharTwp2.73
Ridgewood, NJvillage2.73
Marple, PAtownship2.73
Northfield, ILvillage2.71
Plymouth Meeting, PApopulated place2.7
Palos Verdes Estates, CAcity2.68
Spring Lake, NCtown2.68
Fairview, NJborough2.68
Falcon Heights, MNcity2.67
Buffalo Grove, ILvillage2.65
Vernon, ILtownship2.65
Lincolnia, VApopulated place2.65
Newport Coast, CApopulated place2.62
Hilo, HIpopulated place2.62
Junction City, KScity2.62
Lauderdale, MNcity2.62
Millbrae, CAcity2.61
New Llano, LAtown2.61
Allendale, NJborough2.61
Milford, KStownship2.59
Millsboro, DEtown2.58
Franconia, VApopulated place2.58
Los Angeles, CAcity2.57
Kailua, HIpopulated place2.56
Radcliff, KYcity2.56
Beverly Hills, CAcity2.55
Montgomeryville, PApopulated place2.55
Wilmette, ILvillage2.54
Livingston, NJtownship2.54
River Vale, NJtownship2.54
Lansing, NYtown2.52

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); We the People: Asians in the United States, U.S. Census Bureau (December 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter

-- November 2005

Other Korean Ancestry resources:

· AsiaGenWeb
· Korea Genealogy Forum
· Immigration & ship records

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