Korean American facts for kids
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0.5% of the US population (2008))
|Regions with significant populations|
|Los Angeles metropolitan area, New York City metropolitan area, Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and other major American metropolitan areas.|
|Large non-religious and atheist segment. Predominantly Christian (chiefly Protestant)
|Revised Romanization||Hangukgye Migukin|
Korean Americans (Korean: 한국계 미국인, Hanja: 韓國系美國人, Hangukgye Migukin) are Americans of Korean descent. They are mostly from South Korea. A small amount are from North Korea. The Korean American community comprises about 0.5% of the United States population, or about 1.6 million people, and is the fifth largest Asian American subgroup, after the Chinese American, Filipino American, Indian American, and Vietnamese American communities. The U.S. has the second largest Korean community in the world. The largest is in the People's Republic of China.
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Korean Americans have achieved a high demographic profile in some U.S. cities, including New York City.
Korean-American football player in Chicago, 1918
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