Were you born in Slovakia? Or have roots there? Wear your Slovak pride with this Slovakia USA T-Shirt!
Slovaks in the United States
Beginning with the 2010 Census, questions on the foreign-born population no longer appeared in the questionnaire. It is, therefore, impossible to state with any confidence, how many people born in Slovakia are currently in the U.S.
Prior to 1993, when Slovakia became an independent country, immigrants to the US from Slovakia were counted together with those from the Czech Republic as immigrants from Czechoslovakia: While the Czech Republic later appears as a standalone line item, Slovakia is included in “Czechoslovakia including Czech Republic and Slovakia.” That combined count stood at 93,000 in 2009, dropping to just over 65,000 in 2013. Taking the 2:1 ratio of the Czech and Slovak Republics’ populations as an approximation of the split, there were in 2013 some 22,000 immigrants from Slovakia in the U.S.
The question of ancestry is only slightly less muddled than that of immigration. In 2013, nearly 755,000 Americans claimed Slovak ancestry; a further 302,000 claimed Czechoslovakian ancestry. Using again the 2:1 ratio to split the Czechoslovaks into Czechs and Slovaks, we estimate there are roughly 856,000 Americans with roots in what is today Slovakia.
And some of them wear this Slovakia USA T-Shirt. What about you?
Slovakia USA T-Shirt: Specifications
- Unisex (order one size down for women’s)
- Lightweight and soft 100% ring-spun combed cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
- Slim, comfortable, stretchy fit
- Features shoulder-to-shoulder taping, side seams, cover stitches, hemmed sleeves, and a tear-away label
- Graphic designed in Portland, Oregon, by Peter Korchnak, an immigrant from Slovakia, and printed in Los Angeles, California
- Color disclaimer: Due to different monitor calibrations and other factors, colors displayed in product images on your screen may differ from colors printed on the garment, which we’ve optimized to accurately represent each flag’s official colors.