Immigrant Map of New York City

Petr Novák

For centuries, New York City has served as the gateway for immigrants from all over the world seeking new lives in America. Residents from each country began to establish their own communities and small towns within New York. Now, there are dozens of these communities. So, where do citizens from different countries congregate?

Immigrant Map of New York City |

  1. 🇦🇷 Argentines

    A moderately sized community of Argentines resides in Jackson Heights, Queens.

  2. 🇧🇷 Brazilians

    A substantial Brazilian community lives in the Ironbound area of Newark, New Jersey.

  3. 🇰🇭 Cambodians

    A Cambodian community resides in the University Heights neighborhood of the Bronx.

  4. 🇨🇳 Chinese

    Immigrants from China and Hong Kong, among others, can be found in Manhattan’s Chinatown. To a lesser extent, they can also be found in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn.

  5. 🇨🇴 Colombians

    People from this South American country have migrated to Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, Queens.

  6. 🇨🇿 Czechs and Slovaks

    In the late 19th century, the Czechoslovak community began to settle in the area between Second Avenue and the East River. An estimated 40,000 immigrants from Czechoslovakia resided on the Upper East Side.

  7. 🇩🇴 Dominicans

    People with origins in the islands of Dominica and the Dominican Republic have established communities in three areas of New York City: the Corona neighborhood in Queens, Soundview in the Bronx, and the neighborhoods on the Upper West Side of Manhattan between 100th and 110th Streets.

  8. 🇪🇨 Ecuadorians

    The highest percentage of Ecuadorians live in the Bronx, near Tremont.

  9. 🇪🇬 Egyptians

    A relatively large Egyptian community resides in the Astoria, Steinway area of Queens.

  10. 🇩🇪 Germans

    In the period leading up to World War I, nearly six million Germans migrated to New York City and settled in Yorksville, Manhattan.

  11. 🇬🇭 Ghanaians

    People from the African nation of Ghana can be found in the Tremont neighborhood of the Bronx.

  12. 🇬🇷 Greeks

    The largest Greek neighborhood is the Ditmars area in Astoria, Queens. Here, you will find Greek taverns and other establishments.

  13. 🇬🇾 Guyanese

    People from this Central American country also live in Tremont in the Bronx.

  14. 🇮🇳 Indians

    There is a significant Indian population in New York. They are predominantly concentrated in the Flatbush and Flatlands areas of Brooklyn, on 74th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens, and in the Jamaica area, also in Queens.

  15. 🇮🇪 Irish

    The considerable number of Irish immigrants, due to their language proficiency, has resulted in one of the largest communities in New York. The Irish primarily reside in the Woodside, Sunnyside, Roxbury, Rockaway Park, Breezy Point, and Belle Harbor areas of Queens, in Gerritsen Beach and Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, and in Woodlawn in the Bronx.

  16. 🇮🇱 Israelis

    Israelis have settled in and around Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and to a lesser extent along King’s Highway, also in Brooklyn.

    Jewish communities are also found in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Orthodox Jews live in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, and Syrian Jews reside along Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn.

  17. 🇮🇹 Italians

    Over 700,000 New Yorkers still claim Italian ancestry. They primarily live in the Belmont and Morris Park neighborhoods in the Bronx, Bensonhurst, Manhattan Beach, and Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and Little Italy in Manhattan.

  18. 🇯🇲 Jamaicans

    Immigrants from this Caribbean island have established communities in Tremont and at the intersection of 241st Street and White Plains Road in the Bronx.

  19. 🇰🇷 Koreans

    The Korean community has its own enclave in New York. Koreatown is located in Manhattan on 32nd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.

  20. 🇲🇽 Mexicans

    The majority of immigrants from Mexico reside in Spanish Harlem in Manhattan. A smaller percentage live further north in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

  21. 🇵🇱 Poles

    The Polish community is concentrated in the East Village in Manhattan, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and South Slope in Brooklyn, and Ridgewood in Queens.

  22. 🇵🇹 Portuguese

    A Portuguese immigrant community has settled in the Ironbound area of Newark.

  23. 🇵🇷 Puerto Ricans

    The largest Puerto Rican communities are found in Spanish Harlem in Manhattan, Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and Soundview in the Bronx.

  24. 🇷🇺 Russians

    Russians, along with Ukrainians, have their own neighborhood near Brighton Beach in Brooklyn. The area, with its characteristic apartment blocks, is even nicknamed Little Odessa, after the Ukrainian city.

  25. 🇺🇦 Ukrainians

    Ukrainians make up the main population of apartment buildings in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, and can also be found in the East Village of Manhattan and, to a lesser extent, on 7th Street between Second and Third Avenues in Manhattan.

  26. 🇺🇾 Uruguayans

    While there are not many immigrants from this South American country living in New York City, the few that are can be found in Jackson Heights, Queens.

  27. 🇺🇸 U.S. natives

    Of course, New York is also home to people born and raised in the United States. Their distribution is quite diverse, although, generally, Staten Island tends to have a larger percentage of native-born residents than the other boroughs.

  28. 🇻🇦 Venezuelans

    Immigrants from Venezuela can be found scattered around the city, although there is a small community in the Elmhurst area of Queens.

Note that these are just some of the many ethnic and immigrant communities in New York City, and they do not represent every national origin. Also, remember that New York City is diverse and ever-changing, so the actual demographic makeup may vary over time.

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