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Old 09-26-2013, 03:51 AM
 
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What cities in the United States would you say have lots of Irish heritage?
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:54 AM
 
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Boston and New York, for starters.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:38 AM
 
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I would say Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago and Baltimore.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:33 AM
 
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For smaller cities, Syracuse and Albany. Scranton is another one.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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List of U.S. cities with large Irish-American populations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1. Boston, Massachusetts 18.87%
2. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 14.60%
3. Chicago, Illinois 12.68%
4. Tulsa, Oklahoma 11.4%
5. Buffalo, New York 11.23%
6. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 10.74%
7. Kansas City, Missouri 9.66%
8. Cleveland, Ohio 9.43%
9. Baltimore, Maryland 9.14%
10. Cincinnati, Ohio 9.05%

Those are just the large cities, it lists other medium/small ones too.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:32 AM
 
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List of U.S. cities with large Irish-American populations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1. Boston, Massachusetts 18.87%
2. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 14.60%
3. Chicago, Illinois 12.68%
4. Tulsa, Oklahoma 11.4%
5. Buffalo, New York 11.23%
6. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 10.74%
7. Kansas City, Missouri 9.66%
8. Cleveland, Ohio 9.43%
9. Baltimore, Maryland 9.14%
10. Cincinnati, Ohio 9.05%

Those are just the large cities, it lists other medium/small ones too.

Yup, loads here. And almost 99% would be Irish Catholic. A huge difference from Protestannt Irish as you have in the South.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:34 AM
 
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It's hard to beat Scranton, who with a metro area just over 560,000 has the fourth largest Saint Patrick's Day parade in the country.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Yup, loads here. And almost 99% would be Irish Catholic. A huge difference from Protestannt Irish as you have in the South.
But that's not really true. The non-Catholic Irish in the South began to label themselves as "Scotch-Irish" around the end of the 19th Century (coinciding with heavy waves of immigration of Irish Catholics to the U.S.). Maryland's Irish percentage (11.4%) is not much higher than South Carolina's (9.9%). Baltimore County, MD (13.45%) is slightly more Irish than Charleston County, SC (10.22%). If we were to treat Baltimore City and County as one unitarity entity (which I think is a better comparison since the city of Charleston is technically a part of Charleston County), the percentages are virtually identical (10.47% vs. 10.22%).

The national average is 11.9%.

Besides, Baltimore was the South when the Irish came there in the 19th Century.

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Old 09-26-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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But that's not really true. The non-Catholic Irish in the South began to label themselves as "Scotch-Irish" around the end of the 19th Century (coinciding with heavy waves of immigration of Irish Catholics to the U.S.). Maryland's Irish percentage (11.4%) is not much higher than South Carolina's (9.9%). Baltimore County, MD (13.45%) is slightly more Irish than Charleston County, SC (10.22%). If we were to treat Baltimore City and County as one unitarity entity (which I think is a better comparison since the city of Charleston is technically a part of Charleston County), the percentages are virtually identical (10.47% vs. 10.22%).

The national average is 11.9%.

Besides, Baltimore was the South when the Irish came there in the 19th Century.

Catholic churches seemed pretty rare to me in Charleston County. Not so much in Baltimore County. Baltimore is much more like Philly than Charleston.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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For the Philadelphia MSA, I came up with 19.33%. For the CSA, I came up with 17.99%.

Out of curiosity, I also calculated the figures for Italians. The MSA is 14.02% Italian and the CSA is 13.04%.

Anybody have numbers for NYC?
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