One of the largest Armenian communities in the world, Armenian American number over 1,000,000 and have formed their own unique network of cultural institutions and neighborhoods that are part of the fabric of American culture.
Since the arrival of "Martin the Armenian" to the Jamestown Colony around 1618, Armenians have dispersed all throughout the United States. Watertown, Massachusetts, Fresno, California, Detroit, Michigan, New York, New York, and Glendale, California are five centers of Armenian population in the United States. (For information about another early Armenian American, see "Tracking Armenians in New York" in New York City.)
Glendale, California, in particular, is famous for its high concentration of Armenians; there are approximately 78,000 Armenians, according to the 2000 U.S. census. Armenian residents of the city are active members in the municipal government and chamber of commerce.
In Hollywood, California, a small portion is known as "Little Armenia" - it covers Wilton Place to Vermont Avenue from the east to west, and Hollywood Blvd. down to Melrose avenue from north to south.