|19,961 (2010 American Community Survey)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Illinois, Wisconsin, California, and Washington|
|American English, New Zealand English, Māori|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Australian Americans · Oceanian Americans|
|Lists of Americans|
|By U.S. state|
|By ethnicity or nationality|
New Zealand Americans are Americans who have New Zealand ancestry. According to the 2010 surveys, there are 19,961 New Zealand Americans. Most of them are of European descent, but some hundreds are of indigenous New Zealand descent. Some 925 of those New Zealand-Americans declared they were of Tokelauan origin. The 2000 Census indicated also the existence of 1,994 people of Māori descent in US.
Many New Zealanders came to the United States after World War II. A significant portion (although not the majority) of these immigrants were war brides, because they had married U.S. soldiers who were stationed in the Pacific theater during the war. Since the 1940s, the majority of New Zealanders who have settled in the United States came seeking higher education or employment, especially in work related to finance, import and export, and entertainment industries.