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Old 04-01-2012, 10:57 PM
 
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There are probably a lot of places that are like 20% Irish and 19% Italian for example. They just chose the largest percentage group but there could be multiple other groups close behind.

There is also an Italian county in Rhode Island just so you know.

I am really surprised how many German counties there are, I know it is the largest European ancestry but didnt think it was that widespread.

It is also wierd that there is a French county in Mississippi right next to Louisiana. I woudnt think there were enough French Americans to outnumber other groups there.
Oh, yeah, I figured as much. The Italians would go right behind the Irish in both Boston and Philadelphia, especially the latter. True, if you look at the map, the United States appears to be overwhelmingly Germanic. I also get a kick of the pale yellow, American, what does that mean?
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I guess American is what people put when they want to be extra patriotic, or dont know their real ancestry, or refuse to say, or have been in America for so long they dont connect with their real ancestry, or dont like their ancestry, or are just so mixed with different ancestries, or something like that. Way too many counties say just American and there mostly located in the South which probably means something.

My ancestry is syrian (great-grandmother was from Aleppo, Syria) and Irish on my father's side.
On my mother's side I am Italian and French.
I never really asked too much about when they immigrated or stuff like that but it was all somewhere around mid to late 1800's to about 1905 when my Syrian Great-grandmother immigrated.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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Looking at the map in post #8, ALL of Southern California is predominately Mexican, with the exception of San Luis Obispo County. Growing up, everyone used the term "Mexican." Now you can't say that anymore, even in SoCal. It's "Hispanic." Will political correctness go away?
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Florida
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With all powers combined...

Black Irish, German, Dutch and Creek (Muscogee) Indian.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Akron, soon to be CLE again!
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Proud Russian-American! Even with African-Americans being the largest group in Cuyahoga County, in many of the east side suburbs of Cleveland, Russian is dominant. Weve come in two waves: the huge influx of Russian Jews during the Soviet Union, and now still a large growth of non-religious and Orthodox Russians (and others from the former Soviet states)
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: plano
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Did I miss something on the map? I didnt see various Asian ancestry shown why is that? One thing this map would show with Asians on it too is that Houston is on the edge of AA/Latin American and Asian bands in the US. Combine that with the energy business bringing in people from the middle east, Western Europe to Russia and Australia as well as Indonesia and you have the makings of a diverse population mix.

Im Scots Irish on my dads side and English on Moms side.

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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british, irish, german, french.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Scots-Irish, Welsh, English and German
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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This is awesome. Thanks. First, looking at the Italians, they are, per the stereotype, prevalent in NYC, NJ and CT, with a few small pockets upstate NY. They don't even make a dent in MA, which registers as almost solidly Irish. It's also informative to see that the ONLY other location in which they are prevalent is immediately north of Miami, and that outline looks like Broward County. They are not even found in great abundance in California's Wine Country.

Then, Finn's only on Michigan's UP.
(Never mind, Jimbo already did a great job of explaining this! I shoulda read his post first)
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:30 PM
 
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Did I miss something on the map? I didnt see various Asian ancestry shown why is that? One thing this map would show with Asians on it too is that Houston is on the edge of AA/Latin American and Asian bands in the US. Combine that with the energy business bringing in people from the middle east, Western Europe to Russia and Australia as well as Indonesia and you have the makings of a diverse population mix.

Im Scots Irish on my dads side and English on Moms side.
Asians only make up a majority in one county, and that's San Francisco. Asians are very well represented in the US, but they're not a large enough group to make up a majority ethnicity in most of the counties across the US. And even if they did, they'd still probably need to be broken up by nationality. I don't really think it's fair to link people from India and China in the same group.

Unfortunately, 2000 was the last census that asked for ancestry. That's why we don't have any data for 2010.
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