World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Catalan American

Article Id: WHEBN0010228831
Reproduction Date:

Title: Catalan American  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Asturian American, Galician American, Canarian American, Catalan American, Spanish American
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Catalan American

Catalan American
Total population
1,738 Americans[1]
Regions with significant populations
California · Florida · Texas · New York
American English · Catalan · Spanish
Roman Catholic (predominant) · Protestant · Agnostic or Atheist
Related ethnic groups
European Americans · Catalan people and other groups of the Catalan diaspora

Catalan Americans are Americans who acknowledge ethnic Catalan ancestry and self-identify with it. The group is formed by Catalan-born naturalized citizens or residents, their descendants and, to a lesser extent, citizens or residents of Catalan descent who still acknowledge Catalan ancestry.

The Catalan or Catalonian ancestry is identified with the code 204 in the 2000 U.S. Census, with the name Catalonian, which is in the group 200-299 HISPANIC CATEGORIES (INCLUDING SPAIN). A total of 1,738 individuals who received the long-form Census questionnaire (which is given to 1 in 6 households) self-identified as Catalan Americans. In the same survey 1,660 people aged 5 or older indicated being able to speak the Catalan language, also with the name Catalonian. Because the long-form samples a sixth of the population, that figure puts the estimate of Catalan speakers in the US in 2000 at around 10,000 people. However, 8067 people born in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia live in the USA.

In the US Census, people of Catalan ancestry are listed in a group called White American.

List of Catalan Americans

Map of U.S. counties highlighting from grey to orange the number of speakers of Catalan

See also


  1. ^ 2000 U.S. Census Bureau, Catalonian

External links

  • 2000 U.S. Census ethnicity
  • 2000 U.S. Census Languages
  • 2010 Catalonian census
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.