Population Distribution

<i>From <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">the U.S.</a> Census</i><br>
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<b>36 million</b><br>
The number of U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry. This number is almost nine times the population of Ireland itself (slightly more than 4 million). Irish is the nation's second most frequently reported ancestry, trailing only German.<br>
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<b>24 percent</b><br>
The percent of Massachusetts residents who are of Irish ancestry. This compares with a corresponding rate of 12 percent for the nation as a whole.  (Photo by Chicago Tribune/Nancy Stone)<br>
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Source: 2006 American Community Survey
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From the U.S. Census

36 million
The number of U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry. This number is almost nine times the population of Ireland itself (slightly more than 4 million). Irish is the nation's second most frequently reported ancestry, trailing only German.

24 percent
The percent of Massachusetts residents who are of Irish ancestry. This compares with a corresponding rate of 12 percent for the nation as a whole. (Photo by Chicago Tribune/Nancy Stone)

Source: 2006 American Community Survey

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