New York State

New York State. A northeastern state (2020 pop 20,215,751) of the United States of America, covering 141,300 sq km. Its capital is Albany. By 1930, 62,200 Ukrainian Americans lived in the state. In the 1960 census 26,800 inhabitants listed the Ukrainian language as their mother tongue, and in the 1980 census 127,700 declared Ukrainian origin. By 1990 their number had dropped to 121,100. The largest Ukrainian communities in the state are found in New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Binghamton, and Syracuse. Popular Ukrainian resort areas in the Catskill Mountains region include Hunter, Kerhonkson, and Glen Spey.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]

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