The Ethnicity Map That Shows What America Is Made Up Of

Submitted by: 5cats 6 months ago in Science
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The map is from 2000, because according to this Daily Mail article, the 2010 Census never asked about ethnic background.

So did you know about the Germans? There's more Germans than Blacks, Hispanics or even British folk. And what's with all those Finnish Folks up in Michigan's UP? Lots of interesting ways everyone's spread out in the U.S.

Lots of numbers in the -- it's definitely worth a few minutes to browse the stats.

An excerpt from the Daily Mail:

While the United States has its roots in being a welcoming place for immigrants, that hasn't always been the case. As a wave of new arrivals flooded U.S. shores in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but a movement to restrict who was allowed into the country took hold as well.

In 1882, Congress enacted the Chinese Exclusion Act, the first major federal law to put immigration limits in place and the only one in American history aimed at a specific nationality. It came into being in response to fears, primarily on the West Coast, that an influx of Chinese immigrants was weakening economic conditions and lowering wages. It was extended in 1902.

Other laws followed, like the Immigration Act of 1917, which created an "Asiatic Barred Zone" to restrict immigration from that part of the world, and the Emergency Quota Act of 1921, which limited the number of immigrants from any country to 3 percent of those people from that country who had been living in the United States as of 1910.

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Female 127
This map is a bit misleading as it does not factor in population density. Most places labelled 'German' or 'Norwegian' have a low population density so they don't dominate quite as much as they appear too. What appears to be the smaller demographics are actually, mostly living in densely populated areas, so they account for slightly more of the population than this map would have you think on first glance. Just thought that should be pointed out.
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Male 38,418
True, but I hope most people (especially the Americans) can figure that out eh? And the total number stats were listed too: there's more Germans than anyone else there. And a lot more Irish than I'd have imagined! personally? I think after the 3rd generation you should just call yourself an 'American' (or Canadian) without bothering to hyphenate it...
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Male 3,714
I think is best said in the last paragraph. "You may have noticed "American" as an ancestry in the key. Turns out, some people self-report their ethnicity that way — maybe because they're not sure of their heritage." Therefore this research is pointless.
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Male 496
This is interesting but I prefer this dot matrix map.  The difference between the north and south sides of 8 Mile Road in Detroit MI was quite surprising.
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Male 38,418
That is a GREAT map jclv! I think I posted it years ago? Maybe? Lolz! I hope so, I really find it filled with information. Zoom in on Chicago, talk about 'racial divide' eh? And overlay a crime/murder map on Chicago and see exactly where (and thus WHO) is doing most of the crimes and killings... hint: it's not Germans! :-x
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Male 38,418
I'm always amazed at how many German people came to Canada and America, mostly long before WW2 eh? Mennonites, Hudderites, Lutherans, mostly really good folks! (Or 'volks' as the case may be!) Anyhow: more Germans than Blacks in the USA, who knew that?
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Male 585
whats "american"? they the whitest color on there.
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Male 552
"American" refers to Native American/ American Indian ancestry.
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Male 355
It looks like an interesting map, sometimes it sucks to be colorblind.
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Male 1,354
Before WWI German was the most widely spoken language in America
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Male 8,311
I assume you mean OTHER than English?
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Male 284
Really cool stuff. In regards to Fins in the UP, this is from the Censis Bureau: "More people of Finnish descent live in the northwest part of the Upper Peninsula (Michigan) than anywhere else in the world outside of Finland"
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Male 38,418
We have a similar situation in Manitoba with people from Iceland! More here than the rest of the world combined (iirc) outside of Iceland of course. There are a lot of them, really nice folks too. Been here a hundred years, most families...
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