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Old 03-21-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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Dont know, but my cousin got beat up by a load of Irish guys in Boston simply for being English. Sounds like a nasty place i will avoid.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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Excellent. I immediately figured Boston would be the densest. And almost exclusively Catholic in the NE. I knew there was a Midwestern representation as well, though the ones in the Midwest might be Protestant as well. It's always interesting to see what historically caused the migration away from the ports of entry.

Some surprises: NO NYC nor Chicago?
You can trace the route of the Erie Canal by the line of dark red counties in upstate NY. These are the descendants of the Irish immigrants who dug the canal in the early 1800s.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Boston
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NYC has the most actually but a lower percentage

Philly actually the second most but a slightly lower percentage when compared to Boston

Boston has the highest percentage among these (a little higher than Philly) but the smallest population in total.

These are likely the three largest cities in terms of population though

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I'm not sure that's correct. See this for example, which states that Boston has the highest Irish American population in the country.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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By percentages:

- Boston: 18,87 %
- Philadelphia: 14,60 %
- Buffalo: 11,23 %
- Pittsburgh: 10,74 %
- Kansas City, MO: 9,66 %
- Cleveland: 9,43 %
- Baltimore: 9,14 %
- Cincinnati: 9,05 %
- St.Louis: 8,73 %
- Indianapolis: 8,61 %
Just as I suspected: the Midwest and Northeast. I'm surprised that Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Cincinnati didn't mimick this trend.
Once again, a blow to $mk8795 and Diff1 with Baltimore
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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Just as I suspected: the Midwest and Northeast. I'm surprised that Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Cincinnati didn't mimick this trend.
Once again, a blow to $mk8795 and Diff1 with Baltimore
RE: Detroit, I believe these are city %ages, not metro. Not many Euro folks left in the city. RE: Cincy and Milwaukee, Germans dominate the Euro pop in those cities. RE: Chicago, Germans and Poles have larger Euro percentages (but doesn't men there aren't plenty if Italians and Irish in Chgo, too)
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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RE: Detroit, I believe these are city %ages, not metro. Not many Euro folks left in the city. RE: Cincy and Milwaukee, Germans dominate the Euro pop in those cities. RE: Chicago, Germans and Poles have larger Euro percentages (but doesn't men there aren't plenty if Italians and Irish in Chgo, too)
St. Louis also has a large German population...or at least did...Germans, Irish, and Italians have represented St. Louis for almost 170 years now.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Dont know, but my cousin got beat up by a load of Irish guys in Boston simply for being English. Sounds like a nasty place i will avoid.
Don't worry, Whitey Bulger's been caught now...I don't think the Irish mafia is going to hurt you
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:09 PM
 
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Excellent. I immediately figured Boston would be the densest. And almost exclusively Catholic in the NE. I knew there was a Midwestern representation as well, though the ones in the Midwest might be Protestant as well.
Midwest + Irish = still pretty Catholic. Protestants are typically of some other ethnicity. Lutherans in particular are not very Irish, lol.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:48 PM
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I think the most important question is "which of these has the best Irish pub with the best Guinness?"

Last edited by Deb; 03-24-2012 at 07:49 PM.. Reason: spelled my beer
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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San Francisco used to be massively Irish up until the 1960s. Its down to about 8 or 9% now. White flight/suburbanization kind of dispersed them throughout the Bay Area. Still, its a pretty heavily Irish region. I would guess they're still the largest white group in the Bay Area.
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