What Regions Did Most Italian Immigrants Come From?

Have you ever wondered what regions most Italians immigrants came from?

Between 1876 and 1976, America was the largest recipient of Italian immigrants. Between 1900 and 1915, 3 million Italians immigrated to America. By 1915, it’s estimated that about 13 million Italians immigrated to America.

Between 1876 and 1930, 80% of the 5 million Italian immigrants were from southern regions. The majority of these immigrants were from southern Italian regions including Sicily, Calabria, Apulia, Campania, and Basilicata.

Currently, there are 15.7 million individuals with Italian ancestry living in the United States. What region of Italy did your family immigrate from? Let us know in the comment section!

Little Italy, New York City, 1950s.
—Everett Collection / Mondadori Portfolio

The graph below from Statista shows the distribution of immigrants in reception centers in Italy as of June 2021, by region.

The data below is from the U.S. Department of Commerce and reveals Italian immigration to the United States by year.

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