Slovak American

Slovak American

Infobox Ethnic group
group = Slovak American

caption = Notable Slovak Americans:
'Eugene Cernan'
'Michael Strank'
'Paul Newman'
'James Caviezel'
'Štefan Banič'
'Jozef Murgaš'
flagicon|Slovakia flagicon|USA
poptime = Slovak or Czechoslovak 1,239,167 Americans cite web |url=|title=US Census Bureau, American FactFinder, Decennial Programs, Census 2000, Data Set Census 2000 Summary File 3 (SF 3) – Sample Data, Table: PCT18 ANCESTRY (TOTAL CATEGORIES TALLIED) FOR PEOPLE WITH ONE OR MORE ANCESTRY CATEGORIES REPORTED [109] Universe] 0.44% of the US population
popplace = Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana,Illinois, Wisconsin
langs = American English, Slovak language
rels = Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Greek Catholicism
related =

Slovak Americans are Americans of Slovak descent.

In the 1990 Census Slovak Americans made up the second-largest portion of Slavic ethnic groups. There are currently about 1.2 million people of Slovak (or Czechoslovak) descent living in the United States. []


thumb|left|300px|Distribution of Slovak Americans according to the 2000 census,


Slovak immigration to the United States began in the 1870s and peaked with over 50,000 people coming in 1905 alone.

Notable Slovak Americans

See List of Slovak Americans

ee also

*Czech Americans
*European American
*Hyphenated American
*Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches (Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church)
*United States Census, 2000


*cite web |url= |title=Slovak Americans |accessdate=2007-02-28 |last=Alexander |first=June
*cite web |url= |title=Ancestry: 2000

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