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Russian ancestry map The above map shows U.S. cities with the highest percentages of people of Russian ancestry. Move your mouse over points on the map to see city names and percentages, and to link to in-depth community information.


Early Russian immigrants to America settled in Alaska and along the West Coast. Larger numbers came after 1880. When the Soviets loosened immigration restrictions in 1969, thousands left, including many Jews.

In the 2000 census, 2,652,214 people in the U.S. claimed Russian ancestry.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 10 percent of those people said they were Russian.

The links at left lead to information on other ethnicities.

Community Place type% Russian
Pikesville, MDpopulated place19.3
Roslyn Estates, NYvillage18.6
Hewlett Harbor, NYvillage18.4
East Hills, NYvillage18.0
Wishek, NDcity17.4
Eureka, SDcity17.3
Beachwood, OHcity16.8
Penn Wynne, PApopulated place16.7
Kensington, NYvillage16.2
Mayfield, PAborough16.2
Napoleon, NDcity15.8
Lake Success, NYvillage15.6
Woodbury, NYpopulated place15.5
Jericho, NYpopulated place15.3
Highland Park, ILcity15.2
Great Neck Estates, NYvillage14.8
Great Neck Plaza, NYvillage14.6
Roslyn Harbor, NYvillage14.6
Lido Beach, NYpopulated place14.5
Woodmere, NYpopulated place14.3
Russell Gardens, NYvillage14.3
Garrison, MDpopulated place14.0
Goldens Bridge, NYpopulated place14.0
Thomaston, NYvillage13.8
Linton, NDcity13.6
Glen Ullin, NDcity13.6
Buffalo Grove, ILvillage13.5
Sharon, MAtown13.2
Lower Moreland, PAtownship12.8
Aventura, FLcity12.4
Moraine, ILtownship12.2
West Hollywood, CAcity12.1
Viola, NYpopulated place12.0
Morganville, NJpopulated place11.8
North Hills, NYvillage11.7
Deerfield, ILvillage11.7
Riverwoods, ILvillage11.5
Bal Harbour, FLvillage11.4
Chappaqua, NYpopulated place11.3
Hidden Hills, CAcity11.1
Wesley Hills, NYvillage11.0
Highland Beach, FLtown10.9
Atlantic Beach, NYvillage10.9
Bayside, WIvillage10.8
Brookville, NYvillage10.8
Sands Point, NYvillage10.7
Scarsdale, NYvillage10.7
Scarsdale, NYtown10.7
Huntington Woods, MIcity10.5
Glencoe, ILvillage10.4
Northbrook, ILvillage10.4
Vernon, ILtownship10.4
Pomona, NYvillage10.3
Lower Merion, PAtownship10.3
Palm Beach, FLtown10.3
Plainview, NYpopulated place10.2
Fair Lawn, NJborough10.1
Port Washington North, NYvillage10.1
Mandan, NDcity10.1
Millburn, NJtownship10.0

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter

-- October 2005

Other resources:

· Russian Collections - Library of Congress
· Russia databases
· Russia Genealogy Forum
· Immigration & ship records

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