Eastern European Americans Updated May 2006

Eastern European Americans come from the region lying between the variously defined areas of Central Europe and Russia.

The United Nations Statistics Division defines Eastern Europe as Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

According to US Census 2000, Eastern European made up the largest proportion of the European born, followed by Western, Northern, and Southern Europe. Eastern Europeans (1,906,157) composed 38.8% of the overall European- born population in 2000.

5 primary groups are: Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Ukrainian.