Croatian Ancestry in America
People of Croatian ancestry form an important group in several countries in North and South America. As per the estimates, the total population of Croatian ancestry is 2 million around the world.
The largest American community is reported from the United States at 400,474; Chile at 300,000 and Argentina with 250,000 members. It also forms an important minority Group in Canada (133,965 ), Brazil (45,000), Venezuela, Peru, and Bolivia.
Let’s have a look at Americans Countries having significant Croatian ancestry
Croatian Americans are Americans who have full or partial Croatian ancestry. In the United States census of 2020, 0.4 million people identified as being fully or partly of Croatian ancestry. Croatia’s State Office for the Croats Abroad estimated that there are up to 1.2 million Croats and their descendants living in the United States.
According to the United States Ancestry Census estimates 2019, there were 400,474 (0.12% of the US Population) people of Croatian descent in the U.S.
Croatian Ancestry Statewise
Population wise California (46,288) has the largest number of people with Croatian Ancestry followed by Pennsylvania (45,339), Illinois (37,924), Ohio (35,840), and New York(22,453).
Cities with significant Croatian American population include metropolitan areas of Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Southern California and Pittsburgh.
List of States by Russian Ancestry Population
|9||District of Columbia||735||0.10%|
Source: US Census estimates 2020
Croatian Canadians are Canadians who have full or partial Croatian ancestry. Croatian Canadians account for about 0.39% of the total population of Canada
According to the Canadian Census 2020, there were 133,965 people of Croatian descent in Canada.
Croatian Ancestry Provinces
Ontario, with 82,220 people of Croatian ancestry, has the largest population of Croatian -Canadians in Canada followed by British Columbia (23,845) and Alberta (14,220).
The community exists in major cities including the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Windsor, Montreal and Waterloo Region.
List of Provinces by Croatian Ancestry Population
|#||Provinces and Territories||Responses||Percentage|
|5||Newfoundland and Labrador||160||0.03%|
|10||Prince Edward Island||185||0.13%|
Source: Canada Census 2016
Croatian Chileans are Chileans who have full or partial Chileans ancestry. Chile has one of the largest communities of ethnic Croats outside Europe, second only to Croatian Americans.
The estimated population of Croatian descents in Chile is 300,000–400,000 (2.2% of Chile’s population). The Regions with significant Croatian populations are Punta Arenas, Santiago, Antofagasta and Iquique.
Croatian Argentines are Chileans who have full or partial Argentines ancestry. Argentina has second largest communities of ethnic Croats in South America
The estimated population of Croatian descents in Chile is 250,000. The Regions with significant Croatian populations are Buenos Aires Province, Santa Fe, Chaco, and Argentine Patagonia