Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St Patty's Day

The most Irish-American towns in the U.S. revealed just in time for Saint Patrick's Day

In total, twenty-two million Americans, or 7.2 per cent of the population, say their ‘primary ancestry’ is Irish, according to the Census data, aggregated and blogged by Trulia’s chief economist, Jed Kolko.

Another 13.5 million Americans claim at least some Irish ancestry, bringing the total to 35.5 million Americans, or 11.6 per cent of the population, with at least partial Irish ancestry.

Irish-Americans make up at least 5% of the population in most counties across the U.S., and 10% or more in most of New England, New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and other smaller counties across the country.
Miami, at the other extreme, is just 1% Irish.

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