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Connecting Chileans in the U.S.

The Chilean-American Foundation offers a source of information on activities of interest to Chileans throughout the U.S. -- along with our mission to help Chilean children in need.

If your organization has an event that might be of interest to Chileans in the U.S., feel free to contact us so we can publicize it.

Where do Chileans live in the U.S. ?

According to the 2010 census, there were 126,810 people living in the U.S. who identified as Chileans. Chileans can be found in every state but over half live in just four states -- California, Florida, New York, and New Jersey. The metropolitan areas with the most Chileans are New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Washington.

Cities with the Most Chileans

New York
20,688
Miami
17,161
Los Angeles
10,471
Washington
6,963
San Francisco
4,000
Boston
2,622
Houston
2,570
Chicago
2,454
Riverside/San Bernadino
2,066
Orlando
1,884
Atlanta
1,779
Seattle
1,776
San Diego
1,730
Dallas
1,686
Philadelphia
1,505
Salt Lake City
1,463

Chilean Fiestas Patrias

Fiestas Patrias

cuecaA bracelet here, an unused coffee pot there. A huaso hat permanently mothballed in a storage unit, a forgotten copper plate, fine china, silver matés, various decorations, toys, stuffed animals, and abandoned ornaments of all kinds. Condorito comic books, Vanidades magazines, CDs. Somewhere among all of this, eight bottles of Chilean avocado oil.

These are just some of the hundreds of objects that have been collected, little by little, by our faithful volunteers, to be sold in the traditional Foundation Flea Market on the most recent Chilean Independence day in Bethesda, Maryland. As always, a dozen volunteers attended our booth with care and joy starting in the morning. On a beautiful day, under a white tarp and a blue sky.

Between all the flutes and whistles, the laughter and the haggling, we raised substantial funds. Every dollar will benefit a Chilean child.

By Mabel Correa

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