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Welsh Americans
Americanwyr Cymreig
Total population
  • 1,980,323
  • 0.6% of the U.S. population
Regions with significant populations
Languages
English, Welsh
Religion
Protestant and Roman Catholic
Related ethnic groups
Breton Americans, Cornish Americans, English Americans, Scottish Americans, Irish Americans, Scotch-Irish Americans, Manx Americans, Welsh Canadians, Welsh Australians

Welsh Americans are an American ethnic group whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in Wales. In the 2008 U.S. Census community survey, an estimated 1.98 million Americans had Welsh ancestry, 0.6% of the total U.S. population. This compares with a population of 3 million in Wales. However, 3.8% of Americans appear to bear a Welsh surname.

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