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

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Early Turkish immigrants tended to be poor and illiterate. However, beginning in the late 1940s, Turkey experienced a brain drain, as many doctors and engineers left for better economic prospects in the U.S.

In the 2000 census, 117,575 people in the U.S. claimed Turkish 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 Turkish.

The links at left lead to information on other ethnicities.

Community Place type% Turkish
Islandia, NYvillage2.5
Edgewater Park, NJtownship1.9
Fairview, NJborough1.7
Goldens Bridge, NYpopulated place1.6
Point Lookout, NYpopulated place1.4
Marshville, NCtown1.4
Boonton, NJtown1.3
Bellerose Terrace, NYpopulated place1.3
Cliffside Park, NJborough1.3
Franksville, WIpopulated place1.3
Ridgefield, NJborough1.3
Chester, OHtownship1.3
Bay Harbor Islands, FLtown1.2
Herricks, NYpopulated place1.2
Barry, ILcity1.2
Cloverdale, INtown1.2
Highland Beach, FLtown1.2
Friendship Village, MDpopulated place1.2
New Egypt, NJpopulated place1.1
Delran, NJtownship1.1
Trumbull, OHtownship1.1
Summit, ILvillage1.1
Haledon, NJborough1.0

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:

· Turkey Genealogy Forum
· Immigration & ship records

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