Armenian Americans are citizens of the US of Armenian origin. The 2010 Survey showed an estimated 474,559 with Armenian Ancestry.
Armenian Americans are citizens of the United States of Armenian origin. The 2010 American Community Survey one-year estimates indicated 474,559 Americans with full or partial Armenian ancestry. Estimated number of Armenian Americans are up to 1,500,000. First major wave of the Armenian immigration to North America took place in late 19th and early 20th century. Most came from the Ottoman Empire, escaping persecution in their homeland. About 50,000 Armenians entered the US in 1899-1917 as a result of Hamidian massacres in 1894-1896. Later, the number of Armenian Americans greatly increased as a result of instability in Middle Eastern nations of Iran, Lebanon, Syria, where hundreds of thousands Armenians Genocide survivors have settled earlier.