Irish Americans

Irish Americans or Hiberno-Americans (Irish: Gael-Mheiriceánaigh)[10] are Americans who have full or partial ancestry from Ireland. About 32 million Americans — 9.7% of the total population — identified as being Irish in the 2019 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.[1][2]

Irish Americans
Irish: Gael-Mheiriceánaigh
Irish Americans and Irish Canadians, % of population by state or province
Total population
Self-identified Irish
31,517,030[1]9.7% of the US population (2017)

Irish Catholic
~12,000,000[2] Irish Catholic ancestry
~20,000,000

Irish Protestant
~27,000,000[2]

Self-identified Scotch-Irish 3,011,165[1]
Regions with significant populations
Boston   New York City   Scranton   Philadelphia   New Orleans   Pittsburgh   Cleveland   Chicago   Baltimore   Detroit   Louisville   New England   Delaware Valley   Coal Region   Los Angeles   Las Vegas   Atlanta   Sacramento   San Diego   Houston   Dallas   San Francisco   Palm Springs, California   Fairbanks and most urban areas[3][4]
Languages
English (American English dialects); a scant speak Irish
Religion
Protestant (51%)   Catholic (36%)   Other (3%)   No religion (10%) (2006)[5]
Related ethnic groups
Anglo-Irish people   Breton Americans   Cornish Americans   English Americans   Irish Australians   Irish Canadians   Irish Catholics   Manx Americans   Scotch-Irish Americans   Scottish Americans   Scottish Canadians   Ulster Protestants   Ulster Scots people   Welsh Americans
Number of Irish Americans
Year Number
1980[6]
40,165,702
1990[7]
38,735,539
2000[8]
30,528,492
2010[9]
34,670,009

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