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18 Aug '16

Persian American Muslims

Posted by Laila T

Persian Muslims in USA (Persian Americans)

Persian Americans are also known as Iranian Americans. These are the people possessing either dual nationality of Iran and America or the U.S born individuals of Iranian ancestry. Iranian Americans, so far, has reached the highest echelons of education and technology sectors in America.

People from Iranian descents usually face a hard time and a tougher process to enter America; no matter a visitor or as an immigrant. This is all because of international politics. Otherwise, since 1940 thousands of Iranians flock to America for different reasons; usually to study or work.

California, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Illinois are the top ranked homes to Persian communities in America.

As per 2000 US Census report, there were 283,225 Iranian-born individuals in USA. At the closure of 2015, more than 1,000,000 Iranians were reportedly residing in America.  

Today, America has the highest number of Persian Muslims- 42% in 2008 that was later declined to 31% in 2012.

Persian businesses and centers in America

Persian Tech Entrepreneurs is a group of young Persian Americans playing vital role in technology.

Iranian-Americans are one of the most successful and well-established communities in America.

Persians are holding top positions in several renowned American companies and a lot of which falls in the list of Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Citigroup, Verizon, GE, Google and Intel.  

Isaac Larian, the founder of Bratz, is a Persian American, The Vice Chairman of Citicorp, Hamid Biglari is also Iranian.

According to Small Business Administration report, Persian Americans fall in the top 20 immigrant groups in America with the highest business ownership rates. Iranian business owners in America have 21.5% share in business ownership.

IACC (Iranian American Community Center ) was formed to strengthen Persian community in America and their owned businesses.   

Popularity of Persian cuisine in America results in amplification of restaurant business particularly in multicultural states such as Los Angeles, Vancouver and Washington, D.C. Los Angeles is famous for having numerous Persian restaurants offering good quality Iranian food particularly kebab, stews and many other traditional dishes.

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