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Lebanese Americans refer to those Americans of Lebanese descent. This can mean both those who are native to the US and those who immigrated from Lebanon to America. There are many Lebanese Americans in the US, around 500,000 people!
With so many Lebanese Americans living in the US they have had significant involvement in both political and social activism. It has been said there are actually more Lebanese people outside of Lebanon than within.
Recently, the United States has seen a significant increase of immigration from Lebanon. This is due to the Lebanon Financial Crisis. The economic system in Lebanon is failing, driving many citizens to America to re-start their life.
Lebanese American Community in the US
There are Lebanese Americans throughout all of the United States but there are some hot spots where more of them live together.
Lebanese Americans living in America have resided mostly within Michigan, California, New York, Florida, Ohio, Massachusettes, Texas, Oklahoma, Lousiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Arizona, New Jersey, and Washington.
“The Arab American Institute reports the top five states where Lebanese Americans reside are: Michigan (11%), California (9%), Ohio (6%), Florida (6%), and Massachusetts (5%). “