This is a list of ethnic enclaves in various countries of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds to the native population. An ethnic enclave in this context denotes an area primarily populated by a population with similar ethnic or racial background. This list also includes concentrations rather than enclaves, and historic examples which may no longer be an ethnic enclave. However, many of these communities are now less populated by African Americans than they were during the earlier, sometimes mid and late parts of the 20th century. Main Articles: List of U.
When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the s as a home for teaching the native language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms. It's a reflection of the explosive growth of Orange County's Asian population, which a new study now ranks as the third-largest in the nation, after Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties. In a sprawling county of 3 million residents, today there are nearly , Asian Americans, marking a dramatic 41 percent increase from to Orange County's Asian communities also are developing differently from older ethnic enclaves. Until recently, the county's most visible Asian cluster was Little Saigon, a once-sleepy central district transformed by Vietnam War refugees into a bustling shopping and dining destination. Since then, Asian American populations have spread north and south. Orange County's shift from a mostly white suburb to an ethnic melting pot is far from new.
Located in Central Florida , it is the center of the Orlando metropolitan area , which had a population of 2,,, according to U. Census Bureau figures released in July These figures make it the 23rd-largest metropolitan area  in the United States, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States , and the third-largest metropolitan area in Florida. As of , Orlando had an estimated city-proper population of ,, making it the 71st-largest city in the United States, the fourth-largest city in Florida, and the state's largest inland city. Orlando is one of the most visited cities in the world primarily driven by tourism, major events, and convention traffic, in the city drew more than 75 million visitors.