January 25, 2022

A Selection of Facts About the Irish-American Population From the U.S. Census

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Here’s a U.S. Census compilation of facts along with an infographic about the Irish-American population in the United States. Links to additional data are also available.

From the Webpage/Document:

Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948.

32.3 million or 10%
The number and percentage of U.S. residents who claimed Irish ancestry in 2016.
Source: 2016 American Community Survey

The number of foreign-born U.S. residents who reported Ireland as their birthplace in 2016.
Source: 2016 American Community Survey

Where Irish Eyes are Smiling

Source: U.S. Census

Direct to Complete FFF: Irish-American Heritage Month and St. Patrick’s Day: March 2018 (via U.S. Census)
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