One of the fastest-growing markets consists of US residents of Eastern European origin, Russian-speaking communities from the former Soviet republics. As the Russian American population is growing rapidly, it's impossible to ignore this diverse community, as an integral part of American society.
Since the first wave of Russian immigrants in 1880, the Russian American population has been one of fast growing ethnic populations in America.
- Today, the Russian-American population is estimated about 5.1 million people.
- The Russian-born population represents the second largest segment after Mexican-born at 10.4% of 28.4 million foreign-born Americans and shares various favorable characteristics.
- Russian-Speaking population includes: Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Lithuanian, and other Russian-speaking immigrants.
- Russian is the third most spoken language after English in NY.
Areas of the highest concentration
of the Russian-American population
Top 7 markets and Major residence areas of Russian Americans