Where are the Irish in America?

The US Census Bureau recently released detailed population, demographic and ancestry estimates for the year 2010. According to the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey for 2010, there were only 124,457 persons born in Ireland living in the United States, but there were 37,926,777 US residents of Irish or Scotch-Irish ancestry.

In 2010, the Irish were the fourth largest ethnic group in the United States, representing 12.26% of the total US population.

Persons of Irish ancestry reside in all 50 states, but the percentage of the population of Irish ancestry varies considerably from state to state. Massachusetts has the highest percentage, with nearly one-in-four residents having Irish ancestry, while Hawaii has the lowest percentage, with fewer than one-in-twenty residents having Irish ancestry. One-in-nine Florida residents have Irish or Scotch Irish ancestry.

 Not surprisingly, California, by far the most populous state, also has the largest number of persons of Irish or Scotch-Irish ancestry (2,820,553). Ten states have over one million persons of Irish or Scotch-Irish ancestry. Florida has the fifth largest population of Irish or Scotch-Irish ancestry (2,068,006).


Filed under Florida Irish Culture, Florida Irish History, Uncategorized

3 responses to “Where are the Irish in America?

  1. Very informative site!! Thanks!

  2. Ciara Mc Parland

    Dia Daoibh!

    I hope that you don’t mind me contacting you but I am a fully qualified Irish Language Teacher. I possess a BA hons in Irish and Celtic Studies; as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, both qualifications were awarded by Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    My purpose of contact is that I am trying to promote the Irish Language and in doing so, I am offering Irish Language Skype lessons at very reasonable rates. I feel that this may be something which would be of interest to the people whom you work with. I would be able to email you a poster etc to advertise on your website or in your centre if you are willing to do so.

    Please get in contact if you would be interested in promoting the language in this way.

    I appreciate your time!

    Go raibh maith agaibh

    Is mise le meas,

    Ciara Mc Parland

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