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Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month: October 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.144

From the Library of Congress, Immigration and Relocation in U.S. History, Italian: “Although Italy as a unified nation did not exist until 1861, the Italian peninsula has sent millions of its people to the shores of North America. These new arrivals thought of themselves as Neopolitans, Sicilians, Calabrians or Syracuseans. They might not have understood each other’s dialects, but on arrival in the United States they became Italian Americans. By the turn of the 20th century, they would be ready to change the continent once more.”  

Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month

Key Stats

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Database (demographic data) and USA Trade Online (trade data); Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook (country reference maps).

Note: Click on the image above for the full page on Italy.

More Stats

Source: 2022 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates  

Note: The Table C04006 image above was downloaded from Census.gov into Excel and modified to sort the Estimate column numbers from 333,287,562 down to Subsaharan African, the 10th most reported ancestry. Italian is the fifth most reported ancestry in the U.S. after German, English, Irish, and American.

Note: After you create an account, select options for State Export Data (Origin of Movement) or State Import Data (State of Destination) by Harmonized System (HS) or NAICS. Select State, Measures, Commodity, Country (select Italy) or Time for data. More information can be found in the Quick Start Guide. USA Trade Online does not provide direct links to the data.

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Page Last Revised - November 2, 2023
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