People Group Info
Total Population: 1,379,480ROP3 Code: 104096
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Italian
Language: Italian - (ita)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Italy
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Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 475,090
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 166,188
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 36,745
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 34,899
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 24,303
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The Italians have a long history of migration to North America, as early as the 1820s.
Over time, as have many other European peoples who migrated during early North American history, Italians have assimilated into mainstream culture. Though many know their ethnic heritage, the vast majority of early migrants now are very much a part of mainstream culture and Italian is no longer their primary language spoken at home.
Nevertheless, North America is filled with enclaves of Italians who continue to speak Italian at home and maintain their distinct socio-cultural ethnic heritage. These enclaves are found in the more densely populated metro areas where large numbers of Italians still reside.
Deeply rooted in Roman Catholicism, often Italian ethnic identity is closely related to their religious identity along with their unique Italian-ness.
|Country||City||Metro Area Name||State / Prov.||Baseline Population|
|United States||Thousand Oaks||Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura||CA||1,130|
|Canada||Toronto||Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton)||ON||475,090|
|United States||Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News||VA||2,788|
|United States||Whitestone||New York-Newark-Jersey City||NY||166,188|