Argentine American
Argentine Americans are citizens and residents of the United States
United States
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 whose origins are in the South America
South America
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n nation of Argentina
Argentina , officially the Argentine Republic , is the second largest country in South America by land area, after Brazil. It is constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires...


The profile of the Argentine American population is generally similar to the overall U.S. population's. Among the key differences, however, is educational attainment. There, Argentine Americans exhibit a rate of 39.5% of holders of bachelor's, graduate, or professional degrees, contrasted with the 27.5% of the overall U.S. population. The difference is more marked among women: it's 40.2% for Argentine American females, and 26.7% for all U.S. females.

Another major difference is the fact that 69.1% of Argentine Americans are immigrants, which contrasts sharply with the 12.6% of the overall U.S. population.

Argentine Americans had a median household income of $55,044. This is again higher than the national figure, which was $50,740.

Some idea of their ancestral origins is supplied by the demographics of Argentina
Demographics of Argentina
This article is about the demographic features of Argentina, including population density, ethnicity, economic status and other aspects of the population....

, which portray a nation that is as much of Italian as Spanish
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 ancestry, but with significant German, British
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, French
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, Amerindian
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, Slavic
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, and Semitic
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Population distribution

Only data for immigrant Argentine Americans are available. The twenty U.S. communities of 500 or more people which have the highest percentages of Argentine immigrants are:
  1. Miami Beach, FL 4.4%
  2. Sunny Isles Beach, FL 4.1%
  3. Plantation Mobile Home Park, FL 4.0%
  4. Bay Harbor Islands, FL 3.5%
  5. North Bay Village, FL and Key Biscayne, FL 3.4%
  6. Deer Park, CA 3.3%
  7. Harbor Hills, NY
    Harbor Hills, New York
    Harbor Hills is a hamlet in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 575 at the 2010 census.Harbor Hills is a community in the Town of North Hempstead.-Geography:...

  8. Surfside, FL 2.6%
  9. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 2.4%
  10. Acton, CA 2.3%
  11. Aventura, FL 2.1%
  12. Islandia, NY
    Islandia, New York
    Islandia is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 3,057 at the 2000 census.The Village of Islandia is in the northern part of the Town of Islip.-Overview:...

     and The Crossings, FL 2.0%
  13. Thomaston, NY
    Thomaston, New York
    Thomaston is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 2,617 at the 2010 census.The Village of Thomaston is in the Town of North Hempstead...

     and Ojus, FL 1.9%
  14. Doral, FL 1.8%
  15. East Richmond Heights, CA 1.7%
  16. Lebanon, IL 1.6%
  17. Mayland-Pleasant Hill, TN 1.5%
  18. Sunnyslope, CA, Herricks, NY
    Herricks, New York
    Herricks is a hamlet in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 4,295 at the 2010 census.Herricks is a community in the southern part of Town of North Hempstead.-Geography:...

    , and La Habra Heights, CA 1.4%
  19. Lawrenceville, NJ and Cutler, FL 1.3%
  20. Gardiner, NY, Miami Shores, FL, Flower Hill, NY
    Flower Hill, New York
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    , and Groton Long Point, CT
    Groton Long Point, Connecticut
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Notable Argentine Americans

  • Carlos Alazraqui
    Carlos Alazraqui
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  • Marcelo Balboa
    Marcelo Balboa
    Marcelo Balboa is an American former soccer defender who played in the 1990s for the U.S. national team, becoming its captain. After retiring from playing, he has worked as a commentator for ESPN and ABC and MLS games on HDNet and Altitude...

  • Alexis Bledel
    Alexis Bledel
    Alexis Bledel is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Rory Gilmore in the television series Gilmore Girls and Lena Kaligaris in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.-Early life:Bledel was born Kimberly Alexis Bledel in Houston, Texas...

  • Fernando Caldeiro
    Fernando Caldeiro
    Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro was an Argentine-American astronaut with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona and the University of Central Florida....

  • Andrés Cantor
  • Ariel Dorfman
    Ariel Dorfman
    Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman is an Argentine-Chilean novelist, playwright, essayist, academic, and human rights activist. A citizen of the United States since 2004, he has been a professor of literature and Latin American Studies at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina since 1985.-Personal...

  • India Eisley
    India Eisley
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  • Fernando Fiore
    Fernando Fiore
    Fernando Fiore is a Hispanic television sportscaster. He is the host of Republica Deportiva and has anchored Univision's FIFA World Cup coverage in 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010. Previously, he hosted the Univision travel show Fuera de Serie with Sofía Vergara and was the original host of Lente Loco...

  • Julie Gonzalo
    Julie Gonzalo
    Julie Gonzalo is an Argentine-American actress. She is known for her roles as Parker Lee in Veronica Mars, Shelby in A Cinderella Story and Maggie Dekker in Eli Stone. She has been in two movies with Chad Michael Murray: Freaky Friday and A Cinderella Story...

  • Martin Gramatica
    Martin Gramatica
    Martín Gramática is an Argentine-American former football placekicker.Gramática was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft after playing college football at Kansas State, and has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, Dallas...

  • Enrique Gratas
    Enrique Gratas
    Enrique Gratas is an award winning journalist and the former anchor of Univision's Última Hora , the second most popular Spanish newscast in the United States. Gratas was fired in March 2009 along with 300 other Univision employees...

  • Albert Hammond Jr.
  • Fernando Lamas
    Fernando Lamas
    Fernando Álvaro Lamas was an Argentine-born actor and director, and the father of actor Lorenzo Lamas.-Early life and career:...

  • Lorenzo Lamas
    Lorenzo Lamas
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  • Pablo Mastroeni
    Pablo Mastroeni
    Pablo Mastroeni is an Argentine-born American soccer player who currently plays for Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer, and for the United States national soccer team.-Youth:...

  • Raul Midón
    Raul Midón
    Raúl Midón is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from New Mexico, based in New York City. He combines his distinct voice, strumming, beats, and vocal mouth trumpet sounds to create a one-man performance. His unique style shows influence of virtually every musical genre which came before him,...

  • Eduardo Montes-Bradley
    Eduardo Montes-Bradley
    - Filmography :# Waissman Producer, Director. The Heritage Film Project. 2010. Produced by Soledad Liendo. Biographical documentary on the life and works of Argentine artist Andrés Waissman. TV premier November 23, 2010 WPBT Channel 2...

  • Jacqueline Obradors
    Jacqueline Obradors
    Jacqueline Danell Obradors is an American actress.Obradors was born in San Fernando Valley, California to Argentine immigrants Angie, a church worker, and Albert Obradors, an office cleaning business owner. Before becoming an actress, Jaqueline was a cashier at Hughes Market in Canoga Park,...

  • Andrés Oppenheimer
    Andrés Oppenheimer
    Andrés Oppenheimer is an Argentine born-American journalist who resides in the United States. He is the Latin American editor and syndicated foreign affairs columnist with The Miami Herald. His column, "The Oppenheimer Report," appears twice a week in The Miami Herald and more than 60 U.S. and...

  • César Pelli
    César Pelli
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  • Liliana Porter
    Liliana Porter
    Liliana Porter is a contemporary artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Porter attended the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico. She has exhibited internationally and currently lives and works out of New York. Porter...

  • Claudio Reyna
    Claudio Reyna
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  • Eduardo D. Sontag
    Eduardo D. Sontag
    Eduardo Daniel Sontag is an American/Argentine mathematician, and Professor at the Rutgers University, who works in the field of systems biology and control theory and engineering.- Biography :...

  • Sebastian Spreng
    Sebastian Spreng
    Sebastian Spreng is an Argentine-American visual artist and music journalist.-Biography:Born in Esperanza, Santa Fe of German ancestry, is a self-taught artist and music journalist, related from his mother side to writer Eduardo Gudiño Kieffer , also a native of Esperanza, the first formally...

  • Adrián Suar
    Adrián Suar
    Adrián Kirzner Schwartz, better known as Adrián Suar is an Argentine Jewish former actor, and a current media producer and businessman, better known as the programme director of Canal 13....

  • Diana Taurasi
    Diana Taurasi
    Diana Lorena Taurasi is a professional basketball player who plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA and Galatasaray Medical Park from Turkey...

  • Kike San Martín
    Kike San Martín
    Kike San Martín is a celebrity photographer. He has developed most of his photographic career in Miami, Florida, where he currently resides since 1995. He started his professional career in the early 90s in Argentina.-Professional career:Kike began his career studying marketing and advertising...

  • Horacio Cambeiro
    Horacio Cambeiro
    Horacio Cambeiro is an Argentine-born American journalist, a radio and television presentator.He made most of his journalism career in 2001 in the United States....

  • Play-N-Skillz
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  • Julio "Jimmy" Ledezma
  • Roy Cortina
    Roy Cortina
    Robert Vincent Cortina is an Argentine politician of U.S. origin, president of the Socialist Party in the City of Buenos Aires. Since December 10, 2007 serves as national deputy mandate until 2011.- References :**...

See also

  • Argentine Australian
    Argentine Australian
    Argentine Australians are citizens of Australia with ancestry originating from the South American nation of Argentina.According to the 2006 Australian census 11,369 Australians were born in Argentina while 8,957 claimed Argentine ancestry, either alone or with another ancestry.There was little...

  • Argentine British
  • Demographics of Argentina
    Demographics of Argentina
    This article is about the demographic features of Argentina, including population density, ethnicity, economic status and other aspects of the population....

  • Hispanic and Latino Americans
    Hispanic and Latino Americans
    Hispanic or Latino Americans are Americans with origins in the Hispanic countries of Latin America or in Spain, and in general all persons in the United States who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino.1990 Census of Population and Housing: A self-designated classification for people whose origins...

  • White Hispanic and Latino Americans
    White Hispanic and Latino Americans
    White Hispanic and Latino Americans are citizens and residents of the United States who are racially White and ethnically Hispanic or Latino.White American, itself an official U.S...

  • White Latin American
    White Latin American
    White Latin Americans are the people of Latin America who are white in the racial classification systems used in individual Latin American countries. Persons who are classified as White in one Latin American country may be classified differently in another country...

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