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Old 09-24-2016, 08:16 AM
 
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Mount Prospect, Illinois
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Tough question.

While Minnesota and North Dakota are very, very, German, they are more often thought of as Norwegian states, because that ethnicity isn't as common in the rest of the country.

Wisconsin is definitely the most stereotypically German state in the country.

Pennsylvania is also very German, but from what I know (which admittedly isn't much), the Amish//Pennsylvania Dutch are usually seen as a distinct ancestry.

The Western states are also very German, the problem being they aren't thought of as being very German.

In general, I'd say every state except California, the Desert Southwest, the South, and New England are part of Germania.
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:04 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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New York is more a melting pot state, Irish is the largest ancestry in Delaware and the percentage of German ancestry isn't so high in Maryland.
Yellow is German. By percentage, there are more Italians, African-Americans, and Irish than Germans, but while traveling across a large swath of the state, one encounters community anfter community founded by Germans and populated by their descendants.

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Old 09-24-2016, 11:14 AM
 
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I suspect that some of those very sparsely populated counties out in Kansas and the Dakotas would be close to 100%.




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Old 09-24-2016, 12:48 PM
 
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I suspect that some of those very sparsely populated counties out in Kansas and the Dakotas would be close to 100%.



It's rare, but it's still possible to hear German spoken in rural areas in the Great Plains. Victoria, Kansas has a Catholic mass in German and I'm sure there are more German areas in the Northern Great Plains.

My wife is from China, but went to college in Hays, Kansas. Her bosses parents speak German fluently, they retain many German cultural identities and eat German food.
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:55 PM
 
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In much of the Great Plains, more ethnic Germans immigrated from Russia than directly from Germany. That's certainly true in the Canadian Prairie provinces, as well as North Dakota. Kansas received many Germans from Russia as well.
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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In much of the Great Plains, more ethnic Germans immigrated from Russia than directly from Germany. That's certainly true in the Canadian Prairie provinces, as well as North Dakota. Kansas received many Germans from Russia as well.
Yes, in my aforementioned post. Victoria, Kansas was settled by Volga Germans. Most German Americans who retain their German heritage today came here via Russia. The Germans who came pre WW2 lost a lot of their German identity due to the Nazis being our enemy and the German Americans didn't want to identify as such.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germans_from_Russia
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:02 PM
 
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Yellow is German. By percentage, there are more Italians, African-Americans, and Irish than Germans, but while traveling across a large swath of the state, one encounters community anfter community founded by Germans and populated by their descendants.
I know western New York is mostly Germans but like Maryland, I meant that the percentage are not as high as in Midwestern states. Irish, Italian and English ancestry are generally close behind.
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:59 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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I suspect that some of those very sparsely populated counties out in Kansas and the Dakotas would be close to 100%.



There are definitely way more German-Americans in the Pacific NW than what that map shows. A ton of the whites in the Seattle metro area are German.
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:38 PM
 
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There are lots of Germans like me in Texas.Fredericksburg and New Braunfels are big German towns here in this state.
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