Korean Americans

Americans of Korean ancestry
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Korean Americans (Korean: 한국계 미국인; Hanja: 韓國系美國人; Hangukgye Migukin) are Americans of Korean descent. They are mostly from South Korea. A small amount are from North Korea. The Korean American community comprises about 0.5% of the United States population or about 1.6 million people and is the fifth largest Asian American subgroup, after the Indian American, Chinese American, Vietnamese American and Filipino American communities.[2] The U.S. has the second-largest Korean community in the world. The largest is in the People's Republic of China.[3]

Korean Americans
한국계 미국인
Hangukgye Migukin

Total population
0.5% of the US population (2008)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Los Angeles metropolitan area, New York City metropolitan area, Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and other major American metropolitan areas.
English, Korean
Large non-religious and atheist segment. Predominantly Christian (chiefly Protestant)
Minority Buddhist
Korean Americans
한국계 미국인
Revised RomanizationHangukgye Migukin
McCune–ReischauerHan'gukkye Migukin


  1. S0201. Selected Population Profile in the United States, United States Census Bureau, archived from the original on 2011-11-19, retrieved 2008-10-26
  2. Barnes, Jessica S.; Bennett, Claudette E. (February 2002), The Asian Population: 2000 (PDF), U.S. Census 2000, U.S. Department of Commerce, retrieved 2009-09-30
  3. 《재외동포현황》 [Current Status of Overseas Compatriots], South Korea: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2009, archived from the original on 2010-10-23, retrieved 2009-05-21

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