California is a state that is home to a wide variety of people from all over the world. European Americans make up the largest population in the state, with Bulgarian, Romanian, and Hungarian Americans being particularly prominent. Los Angeles and San Francisco have large populations of Russian and Ukrainian Americans, as well as a long history of German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish communities. Latinos, mainly Mexican-Americans, are the majority in Southern California, particularly in Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley.
The city of Los Angeles is often referred to as the largest Mexican community in the United States. The number and percentage of Latinos living in California has grown significantly since 1850. In Mariposa County, there is a small community of Californians or Hispanic Americans that dates back before the United States was founded. Hornitos is home to about 1000 people and many of them are of Spanish descent.
This community has a strong connection to Mexico and other Latin American countries. Turkish Americans and Azerbaijani Americans also form moderately sized communities in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. The state also has more than 2,000 American Circassians and a small community in Anaheim. Chinese Americans are numerous in San Francisco, Oakland, East Bay, South Bay, the Central Coast of California, Sacramento, San Diego, and the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County.
The San Francisco Bay Area has a higher concentration of Cantonese-speaking Chinese than any other region in the United States. The Mexican border community of Calexico, California, as well as Mexicali, has a large number of Chinese Americans who are Mexican Americans of Chinese descent. Smaller Chinese communities can also be found in the San Jacinto Valley, Lake Elsinore, and Victorville. More than 6,000 Laotian Americans live in the Fresno area, including an even larger Hmong American community which is the second largest of its kind in the United States.
Since the end of the Vietnam War (1975—7), other Hmong colonies have developed in the Central Valley of California and Northern California. The state also has 150,000 residents of Pacific Island descent. The majority (80,000) are native Hawaiians with measurable Polynesian ancestry; many also have Asian, European or other ancestry. There are also 25,000 Samoan-Americans from American Samoa or Western Samoa who mostly live in Long Beach and in the Los Angeles suburbs such as Carson, Artesia, Cerritos and Redondo Beach, Oceanside and Upland.
Around 10,000 Chamorros from Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands live in Northern California which is the largest Micronesian community in continental United States. An estimated 10,000 Tahitians from French Polynesia live in Southern California. Joseph in San Jose Hsi Lai Temple in Los Angeles County is a temple for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in Santa Monica. California is an incredibly diverse state with people from all over the world calling it home.
From European Americans to Latinos to Pacific Islanders to Asian Americans to Middle Easterners to African Americans - there is no shortage of racial and ethnic diversity within its borders. This article will explore some of these different groups and their respective histories within California. European Americans make up the largest population group within California's borders. Bulgarian-Americans, Romanian-Americans and Hungarian-Americans are particularly prominent within this group. Russian-Americans and Ukrainian-Americans have large populations within Los Angeles and San Francisco while German-Americans, Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans, English-Americans and Polish-Americans have long histories within these cities as well. Latinos make up a majority population within Southern California - particularly within Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley - with Mexican-Americans being particularly prominent within this group.
This region is often referred to as being home to the largest Mexican community within the United States. Mariposa County is home to a small Californian or Hispanic American community that dates back before the United States was founded. Hornitos is home to around 1000 people with many being of Spanish descent - this community has strong ties to Mexico as well as other Latin American countries. Turkish-Americans and Azerbaijani-Americans form moderately sized communities within both Los Angeles and San Francisco while American Circassians have more than 2000 members living within California's borders. Chinese-Americans are numerous throughout San Francisco, Oakland East Bay South Bay Central Coast Sacramento San Diego as well as San Gabriel Valley region within Los Angeles County - with San Francisco Bay Area having a higher concentration of Cantonese speaking Chinese than any other region within the United States. Calexico - located on Mexico's border - as well as Mexicali have large numbers of Chinese-Americans who are Mexican-Americans with Chinese descent while smaller Chinese communities can be found throughout San Jacinto Valley Lake Elsinore Victorville. Fresno area has more than 6000 Laotian-American residents with an even larger Hmong American community - which is second largest within United States - having developed since end of Vietnam War (1975—7). Other Hmong colonies have developed throughout Central Valley Northern California. California also has 150 000 residents with Pacific Island descent - 80 000 being native Hawaiians with measurable Polynesian ancestry while others having Asian European or other ancestry.25 000 Samoan-Americans from American Samoa or Western Samoa mostly live throughout Long Beach Los Angeles suburbs such as Carson Artesia Cerritos Redondo Beach Oceanside Upland while 10 000 Chamorros from Guam Northern Mariana Islands live throughout Northern California which is largest Micronesian community within continental United States. An estimated 10 000 Tahitians from French Polynesia live throughout Southern California while Joseph in San Jose Hsi Lai Temple located within Los Angeles County is temple for Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints located within Santa Monica. California's racial and ethnic diversity makes it an incredibly unique place to live - offering something for everyone no matter their background or heritage.