Mar 15, 2024 - News

D.C.'s Irish population sits below the national average

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

Only 7.4% of people in D.C. are of Irish ancestry, compared to the national county average of 9.5%, per 2022 census data.

Why it matters: If you smooch someone wearing a "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" T-shirt at a D.C. bar this St. Patrick's Day, there's a good chance they might … not actually be Irish.

Zoom in: Falls Church City, Fairfax City, Alexandria City, and Loudoun County all clock in above the national county average.

  • Prince George's County, meanwhile, sits at 2.6%.
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