American people of Peruvian descent
A Peruvian American is an immigrant or descendant of immigrants from Peru that arrived in the United States. Among Peruvian Americans there are those of White, mestizo, Amerindian, and Afro-Peruvian descent, as well as others, including Italian, French, and German or a mix of any of these. A significant number are of pure or mixed Chinese or/and Japanese heritage.
The top 25 US communities with the highest percentage of people claiming Peruvian ancestry are:
Over 90% of Peruvian Americans are Roman Catholic. They celebrate en masse to the Senor de los Milagros (The Lord of the Miracles) in large street-processions every October. Their chief saints are San Martin de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima.
"Hispanic or Latino by Specific Origin"
"2008 American Community Survey"
Senor de los Milagros
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