Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Boston tops in nation in ties to Ireland

For those who live in Boston the fact that more people here have ties to Ireland than any other city in the country will hardly be a surprise.

The Boston Business Journal is reporting that according to the US Census Bureau, 19% of the Boston population consider themselves to be of Irish descent. Only eight other metros are at least 10% Irish. Notice a trend with the population in the northeast?

The top 5 metro areas include:
1. Boston, 18.87%
2. Albany, 15.92%
3. Philadelphia, 14.60%
4. Providence, 12.23%
5. Bridgeport-Stamford, 11.69%

You can see the full list by visiting the Boston Business Journal website or by linking here.

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