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States with the most Italian Americans

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* * All figures based on the United States Census 1990. See www.census.gov. Compiled by the Research Department of the National Italian American Foundation. * *    

Tier I: States with more than 15% of pop. or more than 1 million Italian Americans
(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

STATE # OF ITALIAN AMERICANS % OF POPULATION
California 1.5 million 5%
Connecticut 630,000 20%
Massachusetts 845,000 15%
New Jersey 1.5 million 20%
New York 2.9 million 16%
Pennsylvania 1.4 million 12%
Rhode Island 200,000 20%
Tier II: States with significant Italian American populations

STATE # OF ITALIAN AMERICANS % OF POPULATION
Arizona 160,000 5%
Colorado 157,000 5%
Florida 800,000 6%
Georgia 112,000 2%
Illinois 730,000 6%
Indiana 125,000 2%
Louisiana 198,000 5%
Maryland 253,000 5%
Michigan 412,000 5%
Missouri 162,000 3%
Ohio 640,000 6%
Texas 314,000 2%
Virginia 208,000 3%
Washington 158,000 3
Wisconsin 146,000 3%