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Korean American
한국계 미국인
Hangukgye Migukin
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Total population
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.
Korean, English
Large non-religious and atheist segment. Predominantly Christian (chiefly Protestant)
Minority Buddhist
Korean American
Hangul 한국계 미국인
Hanja 韓國系美國人
Revised Romanization Hangukgye Migukin
McCune–Reischauer Han'gukkye 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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