Which U.S. Counties Have the Most People with Irish Ancestry?


Data Notes

To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day this weekend, we created this county level data visualization to show what areas of the United States have the most people with Irish ancestry. You can select if you want to see the statisics as a percentage of the population or the total count. You can also filter by state to see how things look in your state.

To gather this data, I used a python script to access the Census Bureau’s API. Specifically, the 2022 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. I then visualized the data using Tableau.

If you are interested in mapping more ancestry groups, check out Overflow Data’s Ancestry Data Mapper.

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