Mar 15, 2024 - News

Map du jour: Irish ancestry

☘️ Share of people reporting Irish ancestry
Data: U.S. Census; Chart: Axios Visuals

For the 40th year, the Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade will take over the streets of downtown Raleigh on Saturday to celebrate Irish heritage in the City of Oaks.

Zoom in: While North Carolina reports one of the lowest shares of Irish heritage in the country, more than 9% of Wake County residents have Irish heritage, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Nationally, 9.5% of Americans report some Irish heritage.
  • In Orange and Chatham counties, more than 10% of the population reports some Irish lineage.
  • The county with the highest rate is Brunswick, where 14.5% of residents claim Irish heritage.
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