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

PERUVIAN

In the 2000 census, 233,926 people in the U.S. claimed Peruvian 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 1 percent of those people said they were Peruvian.

The links at left lead to information on other ethnicities.

Community Place type% Peruvian
East Newark, NJborough10.1
Harrison, NJtown7.01
Paterson, NJcity4.72
Kearny, NJtown3.82
Hammocks, FLpopulated place3.36
Port Chester, NYvillage3.3
Virginia Gardens, FLvillage3.24
Prospect Park, NJborough3.22
Bay Harbor Islands, FLtown3.11
Doral, FLpopulated place2.95
Haledon, NJborough2.71
Garfield, NJcity2.55
Union City, NJcity2.53
Key Biscayne, FLvillage2.48
Glen Cove, NYcity2.48
Passaic, NJcity2.42
White Plains, NYcity2.39
Elizabeth, NJcity2.35
Rye, NYtown2.33
Ojus, FLpopulated place2.29
Clifton, NJcity2.27
Elmsford, NYvillage2.25
Perth Amboy, NJcity2.2
North Bay Village, FLcity2.17
Kendale Lakes, FLpopulated place2.03
Kendall, FLpopulated place2.01
Carteret, NJborough2.01
Miami Springs, FLcity1.9
Miami Beach, FLcity1.85
North Miami Beach, FLcity1.8
Richmond West, FLpopulated place1.8
Sunny Isles Beach, FLcity1.77
Fountainbleau, FLpopulated place1.75
West New York, NJtown1.68
Lodi, NJborough1.52
North Andrews Gardens, FLpopulated place1.51
Surfside, FLtown1.47
North Bergen, NJtownship1.46
Island Park, NYvillage1.46
Elmwood Park, NJborough1.44
Dunellen, NJborough1.42
Herndon, VAtown1.4
Mamaroneck, NYvillage1.39
Guttenberg, NJtown1.33
Lincolnia, VApopulated place1.32
Ives Estates, FLpopulated place1.31
West Orange, NJtownship1.28
Miami Gardens, FLpopulated place1.26
North Plainfield, NJborough1.26
Country Club, FLpopulated place1.25
Bellerose Terrace, NYpopulated place1.21
Weston, FLcity1.19
Orange, NJtownship1.19
Bound Brook, NJborough1.18
Dover, NJtown1.17
Newburgh, NYcity1.17
Weehawken, NJtownship1.14
Syracuse, KStownship1.11
Wharton, NJborough1.11
Highland Falls, NYvillage1.11
North Bay Shore, NYpopulated place1.11
Vails Gate, NYpopulated place1.11
Seven Corners, VApopulated place1.11
New Rochelle, NYcity1.1
Rahway, NJcity1.09
Stamford, CTcity1.08
Bellevue, IDcity1.07
South Bound Brook, NJborough1.07
Belleville, NJtownship1.06
Hollywood, FLcity1.05
Locust Valley, NYpopulated place1.05
West Miami, FLcity1.04
Gaithersburg, MDcity1.03
Victory Gardens, NJborough1.03
Sea Ranch Lakes, FLvillage1.01
Brentwood, NYpopulated place1.01
Medley, FLtown1

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); We the People: Hispanics in the United States, U.S. Census Bureau (December 2004); The Hispanic Population: 2000 Census Brief, U.S. Census Bureau (May 2001); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter


-- November 2005

Other resources:

· Peru Genealogy Forum
· Puerto Rican/Hispanic Genealogical Society

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