Belgian Americans

ethnic group; Americans of Belgian ancestry

Belgian Americans are Americans who can trace their ancestry to immigrants from Belgium who emigrated to the United States. While the first natives of the then-Southern Netherlands arrived in America in the 17th century, most of the Belgian immigrants arrived during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Belgian Americans
Total population
361,667 (2010 census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Wisconsin · Michigan · Ohio · New York · Los Angeles • Florida · Illinois · California · Minnesota
American English · Flemish Dutch · Belgian French · Walloon · German
Predominantly Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
French Americans · Dutch Americans · German Americans


  1. "Total ancestry categories tallied for people with one or more ancestry categories reported 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2012.