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List of Italian-American neighborhoods

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There are large concentrations of Italians and Italian Americans in many metropolitan areas of the United States, especially in the industrial cities of the Northeast and Midwest. Today, the state of New York has the largest population of Italian-Americans in the United States, while Rhode Island and Connecticut have the highest overall percentages in relation to their respective populations.

In sharp contrast, most of the rest of the country (exceptions being South Florida and New Orleans) have very few Italian-American residents. During the labor shortage in the 19th and early 20th centuries, planters in the Deep South did attract some Italian immigrants to work as sharecroppers, but they soon left due to extreme anti-Italian discrimination and strict regimen of the plantations.

According to a recent United Census Bureau estimate, 17.8 million Americans are of Italian descent.[1] Communities of Italian Americans were established in many major industrial cities of the early 20th century, such as Baltimore (particularly Little Italy, Baltimore), Boston (particularly in the North End) and East Boston) along with numerous nearby cities and towns, Philadelphia proper (particularly South Philadelphia) and the Philadelphia metro area (particularly neighborhoods in Delco, Atlantic City, Little Italy, Wilmington; and Vineland), Pittsburgh (particularly Bloomfield), Northeastern Pennsylvania cities, Lehigh Valley cities, Detroit, Providence (particularly Federal Hill), St. Louis (particularly The Hill), Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Youngstown, Erie, Cleveland, Buffalo, Newark, and New York City, which boasts the largest Italian-American population, which live in several concentrated communities in the New York metropolitan area, including the five boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester. New Orleans, Louisiana was the first site of immigration of Italians into America in the 19th century, before Italy was a unified nation-state. This was before New York Harbor and Baltimore became the preferred destinations for Italian immigrants.


  • Daphne – Prior to the 1978 annexation of the Lake Forest subdivision, Daphne was a heavily Italian community, and pre-1978 Daphne territory remains Italian, with street names such as Guarisco. The Archdiocese of Mobile considers Christ the King Parish in Daphne an Italian-American parish.



Northern California

Southern California


  • Denver – "Little Italy" has its roots in the Highlands neighborhood of North Denver. Italian miners, railroad workers and farmers developed Colorado in the late 19th century, and northern Italians are well represented. Many restaurants and Italian-run businesses remain in the neighborhood.[citation needed] And South Denver along with Cherry Creek has a number of Italian-Americans.
  • Pueblo – Hundreds of Sicilians, particularly, settled in Pueblo at the turn of the 20th century. They have influenced the culture of the city powerfully.
  • Trinidad – retirement community in the Sunbelt region of the US typically have many elderly Italian-Americans from the east coast.


19.3% of Connecticut's population claims Italian ancestry, making it the second most Italian state in the U.S. after Rhode Island.















New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Jersey municipalities with over 25% of the population identifying themselves as of Italian ancestry (in those municipalities where at least 1,000 residents identified their ancestry):[34]

Other places in New Jersey

Paterson used to have the largest Italian percentage of any NJ city.

New York

The state of New York has the largest population of Italian Americans, at 3.1 million people. The majority of Italian Americans in New York City originated from southern parts of Italy.

New York City

See Also Italians in New York City.

Arthur Avenue in the Bronx
Arthur Avenue in the Bronx

Long Island

Large Italian-American population.[36]


Yorktown in Westchester County has the annual feast of San Gennaro. [37]


Upstate New York

North Carolina




  • Portland once had a "Little Italy" neighborhood.


Rhode Island

19% of Rhode Island residents are Italian American, the greatest percentage of any state. 199,180 of Rhode Island's population of 1,048,319 claim Italian ancestry.




West Virginia

Approximately 11% of the combined population of "Mountaineer Country", collectively the north central West Virginia cities of Clarksburg, Fairmont and Morgantown, claim Italian ancestry, mostly from Italian immigrants recruited to work in mining and glass manufacturing.[48]



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