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Guatemalan American

Guatemalan American
Lorena Pinot
Estuardo Sanchez
Ryan Spilborghs
Total population

1,241,560[1]
0.40% of the U.S. population (2012)[1]

Location of Guatemala
Regions with significant populations
Washington to Boston, Southern California, South Florida, Houston, San Francisco Bay Area
Languages
American English, Spanish, Mayan languages
Religion
Evangelical Protestant, Roman Catholic

Guatemalan Americans (Spanish: guatemalo-americanos, norteamericanos de origen guatemalteco or estadounidenses de origen guatemalteco) are Americans of full or partial Guatemalan descent. The Guatemalan population at the 2010 Census was 1,044,209. Guatemalans are the fifth largest Hispanic group in the United States and the second largest Central American population, after Salvadorans. Half of the Guatemalan population is situated in two parts of the country, the Northeast and Southern California.

Contents

  • History of Guatemalans in the USA 1
    • Guatemalan Civil War (1970s-1980s) 1.1
  • Cultural 2
    • Religion 2.1
  • Demographics 3
    • Distribution by State 3.1
    • Cities with largest Guatemalan population 3.2
    • US communities with largest population of people of Guatemalan ancestry 3.3
    • US communities with high percentages of people of Guatemalan ancestry 3.4
  • List of Guatemalan Americans 4
  • References 5

History of Guatemalans in the USA

Guatemalans have emigrated to the USA since the 1930s and 1940s. Along with other Central Americans such as Costa Ricans, they first arrived by way of Mexico and settled in urban areas like Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Houston, New York City and San Francisco.

Guatemalan Civil War (1970s-1980s)

The intensification of the Ladino. The Mayan are a different group that speak Spanish language and have the Spanish culture. So, Guatemalan Americans are a multicultural community. This reason is why the assimilation processes, traditional beliefs, and customs vary differently according the group.

Immigrant Mayan American communities have preserved their ethnic customs. The Guatemalans of European descent (most of Spanish ancestries) often mixed with other U.S. Hispanic groups. However, it is unknown the transmission of cultural traditions Guatemalans of immigrants to their descendants by lack of studies, not knowing anything about their descendants.

Some traditions have remained in most neighborhoods of Guatemalan immigrants, especially in Los Angeles, Houston, and southern Florida, sections in that the Guatemalan traditions are being transformed, and lost due to American acculturation. Some Guatemalan traditions are the celebration of Quinceñeros, the formation of soccer leagues, and the Organization de las Fiestas de la Patronal (Organization of Patronal Parties).[2]

Religion

The difference with Guatemalans in the US from other Latinos is that a large percentage of Guatemalans are Evangelical Protestants. Guatemala had seen a rise of Protestant and Evangelist churches in the late 20th century, although the majority of Guatemalans are Roman Catholics.

According to the national census in 2006, Protestants constituted about 30% of the population in Guatemala, the majority are from rural indigenous communities. Guatemalan-Americans are a contributor to the rise of Hispanic Protestants in the USA during the 2000s.

Demographics

Half of the Guatemalan population is situated in two parts of the country, the Northeast and Southern California. A combined population of 267,335 resides in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

The Northeast megalopolis, extending from Northern Virginia to north of Boston is home to a population of 257,729 Guatemalans. Cities such as Langley Park, Maryland, Trenton, New Jersey, Stamford, Connecticut, Providence, Rhode Island, and Lynn, Massachusetts have significant concentrations of Guatemalans along the corridor.

Distribution by State

State/Territory Guatemalan Population[3] Percent
 Alabama 14,282 0.3%
 Alaska 508 0.1%
 Arizona 13,426 0.2%
 Arkansas 4,533 0.2%
 California 332,737 0.9%
 Colorado 7,488 0.1%
 Connecticut 16,715 0.5%
 Delaware 5,202 0.6%
 District of Columbia 2,635 0.4%
 Florida 83,882 0.4%
Georgia 36,874 0.4%
 Hawaii 565 0.0%
 Idaho 1,168 0.1%
 Illinois 35,321 0.3%
 Indiana 5,933 0.1%
 Iowa 4,917 0.2%
 Kansas 5,538 0.2%
 Kentucky 5,231 0.1%
 Louisiana 6,660 0.1%
 Maine 457 0.0%
 Maryland 34,491 0.6%
 Massachusetts 32,812 0.5%
 Michigan 8,428 0.1%
 Minnesota 6,754 0.1%
 Mississippi 2,978 0.1%
 Missouri 6,610 0.1%
 Montana 200 0.0%
 Nebraska 8,616 0.5%
 Nevada 13,407 0.5%
 New Hampshire 743 0.1%
 New Jersey 48,869 0.6%
 New Mexico 2,386 0.1%
 New York 73,806 0.4%
 North Carolina 20,206 0.2%
 North Dakota 134 0.0%
 Ohio 8,680 0.1%
 Oklahoma 7,960 0.2%
 Oregon 7,703 0.2%
 Pennsylvania 11,462 0.1%
 Rhode Island 18,852 1.8%
 South Carolina 8,883 0.2%
 South Dakota 1,620 0.2%
 Tennessee 14,323 0.2%
 Texas 66,244 0.3%
 Utah 6,877 0.2%
 Vermont 215 0.0%
 Virginia 33,556 0.4%
 Washington 9,520 0.1%
 West Virginia 347 0.0%
 Wisconsin 3,037 0.1%
 Wyoming 418 0.1%
Total US Guatemalan Population 1,044,209 0.3%

Cities with largest Guatemalan population

The largest population of Guatemalans are situated in the following areas (Source: Census 2010):

  1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA - 231,304
  2. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA MSA - 101,257
  3. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA - 52,421
  4. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA - 47,699
  5. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX MSA - 38,147
  6. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA MSA - 37,700
  7. Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA - 33,573
  8. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA - 28,726
  9. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH MSA - 27,571
  10. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSA - 22,241
  11. Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA MSA - 21,540
  12. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA - 14,978
  13. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT MSA - 12,754
  14. Trenton-Ewing, NJ MSA - 12,548
  15. Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ MSA - 11,702
  16. Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA - 10,460
  17. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA - 8,114
  18. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA - 7,305
  19. Baltimore-Towson, MD MSA - 6,512
  20. Port St. Lucie, FL MSA - 6,269

US communities with largest population of people of Guatemalan ancestry

The top 25 US communities with the highest populations of Guatemalans (Source: Census 2010)

  1. Los Angeles, CA - 138,139
  2. New York, NY - 30,420
  3. Houston, TX - 25,205
  4. Chicago, IL - 17,973
  5. Providence, RI - 11,930
  6. Trenton, NJ - 8,691
  7. Stamford, CT - 7,707
  8. Phoenix, AZ - 6,722
  9. San Francisco, CA - 6,154
  10. San Rafael, CA - 5,895
  11. Lynn, MA - 5,715
  12. Oakland, CA - 5,223
  13. Long Beach, CA - 5,134
  14. Langley Park, MD - 5,029
  15. Boston, MA - 4,451
  16. Lake Worth, FL - 4,432
  17. Plainfield, NJ - 4,302
  18. Oklahoma City, OK - 4,256
  19. Dallas, TX - 4,238
  20. Miami, FL - 4,135
  21. West Palm Beach, FL - 3,897
  22. Hawthorne, CA - 3,669
  23. Palmdale, CA - 3,618
  24. Inglewood, CA - 3,593
  25. Las Vegas, NV - 3,592

US communities with high percentages of people of Guatemalan ancestry

The top 25 US communities with the highest percentages of Guatemalans as a percent of total population (Source: Census 2010)

  1. Marydel, MD - 42.55%
  2. Brewster, NY - 38.16%
  3. Indiantown, FL - 37.15%
  4. Templeville, MD - 31.88%
  5. Georgetown, DE - 31.86%
  6. Chamblee, GA - 30.89%
  7. Henderson, MD - 29.45%
  8. Langley Park, MD - 26.81%
  9. Ellijay, GA - 19.39%
  10. Tice, FL - 18.66%
  11. Collinsville, AL - 18.51%
  12. East Ellijay, GA - 18.31%
  13. Mount Kisco, NY - 16.38%
  14. Fairview, NJ - 15.84%
  15. Schuyler, NE - 13.99%
  16. Saluda, SC - 13.74%
  17. Central Falls, RI - 13.28%
  18. Greenport, NY - 13.06%
  19. Carthage, MO - 12.80%
  20. Lake Worth, FL - 12.70%
  21. Quioque, NY - 12.62%
  22. Stacy Street, FL - 12.59%
  23. Modest Town, VA - 11.41%
  24. Trion, GA - 10.84%
  25. Monterey, TN - 10.77%

List of Guatemalan Americans

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