3. People from over 100 different nationalities live in the neighborhood

businesses along corona avenue
Dominican, Colombian, and Chinese businesses along Corona Avenue

Elmhurst is one of the most ethnically diverse urban areas in New York City, with a majority of residents originating from Latin America and throughout Asia. According to the Census Reporter, as of the 2019 census, 65.1% of the neighborhood’s population is foreign-born, with 55% coming from Latin America and 40% from Asia. Streets in the neighborhood such as Corona Avenue and Broadway demonstrate how these cultures have blended together through cuisine, fashion, and retail.

Most of the Latinos that live in Elmhurst originate from Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia. Dominicans and Puerto Ricans are also prominent in the area, as well as Peruvians, Argentinians, and Salvadoreans. Asians in the community are in large part from China, but smaller numbers are of Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Tibetan, and Nepali descent as well.