Chinese Americans

ethnic group; Americans of Chinese ancestry
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Chinese American describes citizens of the United States who have come from China or whose family came from China. They are the largest group of Asian Americans. Famous Chinese Americans include Yo Yo Ma, Bruce Lee and George Li. As of 2010 there are nearly 4 million Chinese Americans, just over 1% of the total population of the U.S.

Chinese Americans
華裔美國人 / 华裔美国人
美國華人 / 美国华人
Total population
1.5% of the U.S. population (2016)
Regions with significant populations
New York City Area, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Northern New Jersey, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles Area, San Diego, Sacramento, Houston, Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Austin, Tampa, Orlando, Seattle, Atlanta, Metro Detroit, Honolulu, Portland, Oregon, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Columbus, Chicago, Phoenix
Predominantly English, varieties of Chinese:
Mandarin Chinese (Standard Chinese), Yue Chinese (Cantonese, Taishanese), Min Chinese (Eastern,[2] Southern), Hakka, Wu Chinese[3] (Taihu Wu, Oujiang Wu)
Unaffiliated, Buddhism, Protestantism, Catholicism[4] and Taoism
Related ethnic groups
Asian Americans, Hong Kong Americans,
Overseas Chinese, Chinese Canadians,
Taiwanese Americans
Chinese Americans
Traditional Chinese華裔美國人
Simplified Chinese华裔美国人
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese華人
Simplified Chinese华人


  1. "ASIAN ALONE OR IN ANY COMBINATION BY SELECTED GROUPS: 2016". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 14 February 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  2. "Ethnologue report for language code: cdo". Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  3. "Ethnologue report for language code: wuu". Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  4. "Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths". The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Pew Research Center. 19 July 2012. Archived from the original on 16 July 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. Unaffiliated 52%, Protestant 22%, Buddhist 15%, Catholic 8%

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