Largest Ancestry by U.S. County

The map below highlighted the national origin claimed by American citizens in each county.

Largest Ancestry by U.S. County
Reddit user: Bob_0101

Reddit user Bob_0101 who created the map explains:

African American and all the Natives are not referred to a particular nation, but they are still part of the wide range of different ethnicities present in the US; I divided the natives between their ethnic groups.

On the 2010 Census, American people were asked to identify with a race and an ancestry; for this map, I just put together those data.

The ancestries I put on the map are sorted from the largest to the smaller. That’s the ranking, by total population:

German 16.4% (49,836,146)
African American 12.2% (37,122,425)
Irish 11.8% (35,751,133)
Mexican 10.1% (30,731,943)
English 9.0% (27,403,063)
Italian 5.8% (17,566,693)
Polish 3.2% (9,835,459)
French 3.1% (9,326,180)
Dutch 1.6% (4,950,041)
Norwegian 1.5% (4,602,337)
Puerto Rican 1.5% (4,455,149)
Chinese 1.1% (3,294,615)
Filipino 0.8% (2,523,448)
Cuban 0.6% (1,690,061)
Local Native 0.5% (1,665,269)
Portuguese 0.5% (1,426,121)
Japanese 0.3% (817,103)
Navajo 0.1% (298,164)
Cherokee 0.1% (282,760)
Sioux <0.1% (119,236)
Chippewa <0.1% (115,036)

The total amount of this values is not 100% because of some ancestries that are not the majority in any county (like Russian and Scottish). Furthermore, some people identifiy themselves as “American”; I didn’t include those people in my research beacuse claiming to be “American” does not make you being a part of a specific racial/ethnic group.

I defined “Local Native”, people who identify themselves as Native but not as part of the four major Native ethnicities (Cherokee, Chippewa, Navajo, and Sioux).

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