Moldovan Americans

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Moldovan Americans
Total population
7,859 (Moldovan ancestry, 2000 US Census)
47,156 (Moldovan-born, 2017 American Community Survey)
Regions with significant populations
Asheville (North Carolina), New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Romanian, American English, Russian
Eastern Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Judaism
Related ethnic groups
Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian

Moldovan Americans are Americans who are from Moldova or are descended from Moldovans. According to the U.S. 2000 census, there were 7,859 Moldovan Americans in the United States. However, the American Community Survey indicated that the number of Moldovan immigrants greatly increased over the years, and in 2014 exceeded 40,000 people in the United States. Most Moldovan Americans are Eastern Orthodox.

Moldovan communities exist in cities such as Asheville, New York and Washington, D.C. Moldovans have Moldovan food restaurants in the United States, in places such as New York City.


Moldova-born population in the US since 2010:

Year Number
2010 33,659
2011 Increase34,152
2012 Increase41,340
2013 Decrease34,913
2014 Increase41,193
2015 Increase43,564
2016 Decrease42,403
2017 Increase47,156


Several Moldovan associations can be found in the United States, such as the "Moldova for Democracy and Development" and "Grigore Vieru" organizations in Brooklyn, New York. Another important Moldovan association is "The Moldova Foundation", a non-profit organization established in Washington, D.C. in 2003, whose main goal is to support people in Moldova and to encourage them to establish economic reforms and a democratic system in the country (which would include "freedom of speech, pluralism and private initiative"), through support of the United States and the European Union.

Notable people


Notable Americans of Moldovan-Jewish descent.

See also