Chinese Americans

Chinese Americans are Americans of Chinese ancestry. Chinese Americans constitute one group of overseas Chinese and they also constitute a subgroup of East Asian Americans, who also constitute a subgroup of Asian Americans. Many Chinese Americans along with their descendants are immigrants from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan,[6] as well as other regions which are inhabited by large populations of the Chinese diaspora, especially Southeast Asia and some other countries such as Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and France.

Chinese Americans
華裔美國人 / 华裔美国人
美國華人 / 美国华人
The Chinese American experience has been documented at the Museum of Chinese in America in Manhattan's Chinatown since 1980.
Total population
5,143,982[1]
1.5% of the total U.S. population (2018)
Regions with significant populations
New YorkGreater Los AngelesSan Francisco Bay AreaGreater BostonChicago metropolitan areaBaltimore–Washington metropolitan areaSeattle metropolitan areaGreater HoustonDFW MetroplexDelaware ValleyLas Vegas Valley[2]
Languages
Predominantly American English, varieties of Chinese:
Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Hokchew,[3] Hakka, Wu Chinese[4] (Taihu Wu, Oujiang Wu), Languages of China
Religion
52% Unaffiliated
22% Protestantism
15% Buddhism
8% Catholicism
3%Taoism
1% Others[5]
Related ethnic groups
Hong Kong Americans  Taiwanese Americans
Chinese Canadians  Overseas Chinese
Chinese Americans
Traditional Chinese華裔美國人
Simplified Chinese华裔美国人
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese美國華人
Simplified Chinese美国华人

The Chinese American community is the largest overseas Chinese community outside Asia. It is also the third largest community in the Chinese diaspora, behind the Chinese communities in Thailand and Malaysia. The 2016 Community Survey of the US Census estimates a population of Chinese Americans of one or more races to be 5,081,682.[7] The Chinese American community comprises the largest ethnic group of Asian Americans, comprising 25.9% of the Asian American population as of 2010. Americans of Chinese descent, including those with partial Chinese ancestry constitute 1.5% of the total U.S. population as of 2017. According to the 2010 census, the Chinese American population numbered approximately 3.8 million.[8] In 2010, half of Chinese-born people living in the United States resided in the states of California and New York.[9]