Family History by the Numbers: St. Patrick’s Day

By Diane Haddad Premium

30.5 million US residents who claim Irish ancestry

4 million population of Ireland

4.8 million immigrants from Ireland admitted for US residence since 1820

22.5 percentage of Massachusetts residents with Irish ancestry

269 years Boston has held its St. Patrick’s Day Parade

52,000 number of Irish immigrants who arrived in New York City in 1847

372,000 population of New York City in 1847

9 places in the United States named Dublin

3 million spectators at New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

100 pounds of green dye added to the Chicago River St. Patrick’s Day 1962

From the April 2006 issue of Family Tree Magazine.