According to the 2000 U.S. Census, there are 659,992 Americans of full or partial Lithuanian descent.
Chicago, Illinois, is home to the second largest population of Lithuanians in the world, and the old "Lithuanian Downtown" in Bridgeport was once the center of Lithuanian political activity for the whole United States.
Lithuanians in Chicago are a prominent group whose presence goes back over a hundred years. Today, Chicago possesses the largest Lithuanian community outside Lithuania, who have dubbed the city as Little Lithuania, and many Lithuanian-Americans refer to it as the second capital of Lithuania. Lithuanian-Americans from Chicago have had a significant impact on politics in both the United States and Lithuania.
Another large Lithuanian community can be found in the coal region of northeastern Pennsylvania, particularly in Schuylkill County where the small borough of New Philadelphia has the largest percentage of Lithuanian Americans (twenty-five percent) in the United States.
Grand County, Colorado's Lithuanian-American community has the unusual distinction in that it is the only sizable immigrant population in an otherwise fairly homogeneous population in a rural, mountainous community. There is also a small but vibrant Lithuanian community in Presque Isle, Maine.
The states with the largest Lithuanian-American populations today are:
- Illinois - 87,294
- Pennsylvania - 78,330
- California - 51,406
- Massachusetts - 51,054
- New York - 49,083
- Lithuanian American Radio
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