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June 22, 2017

The Most Irish City in America

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The Most Irish City in America

About 32.7 million Americans—or 10.2 percent of the U.S. population—claimed Irish ancestry in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, do you know which U.S. city is the most Irish of all? Realtor.com® researchers scoured the data in the 300 largest U.S. cities to find the percentage of Irish-Americans living there.

New England boasts the most Irish descendants in the nation, with Manchester, N.H., leading the pack. Nearly one in five residents living in Manchester claim Irish heritage. Realtor.com® flagged the following cities as the Irish epicenters of the U.S. (based on the percentage of the population claiming an Irish ancestry):

  1. Manchester, N.H.: 19.4%
  2. Lowell, Mass.: 17%
  3. Pittsburgh, Pa.: 16.2%
  4. Naperville, Ill.: 15.9%
  5. Cedar Rapids, Iowa: 15.4%
  6. Worcester, Mass.: 15%
  7. Centennial/Highlands Ranch, Colo.: 14.8%

Source: “Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day? Here Are the 10 Most Irish Cities in America,” realtor.com® (March 16, 2017)