Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Culture Clash in Jersey City

Greenville is a traditionally Black neighborhood in Jersey City. Orthodox Jews from Brooklyn have been lured to Greenville by it's relatively inexpensive housing stock, good access to mass transit, and proximity to Manhattan. The New York Times reports on how the two groups have fared together now that they are neighbors inhabiting the same space.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Germans once dominated US immigration. A look at how things have changed

The Pew Research Center looks at the top origin of immigrants by state for each US Census from 1850 through 2013. Germany and the republics of the former U.S.S.R were the largest sources of immigrants from the 19th century through the first half of the 20th century. Changes in immigration policy enacted by Congress in 1965 saw larger shares of immigrants arriving from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Boston Neighborhoods

Here's look at the largest foreign born populations in Boston, Massachusetts by neighborhood. The map was prepared by the Boston Planning and Development Agency. While often associated with the Irish, Boston's three largest foreign born populations currently hail from China, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Dutch in America

One of the early European settlers of America, the Dutch are now the 12th largest ethnic group in the United States. Here is a look at their population by state:



Dutch Ancestry


Dutch Ancestry as a Percentage of Total Population

United States
4,645,131
1
Michigan
4.88%
1
Michigan
481,878
2
Iowa
4.54%
2
California
396,794
3
South Dakota
4.47%
3
New York
261,829
4
Montana
2.64%
4
Pennsylvania
248,835
5
Utah
2.52%
5
Texas
224,491
6
Wisconsin
2.49%
6
Florida
215,923
7
West Virginia
2.44%
7
Illinois
190,070
8
Oregon
2.37%
8
Ohio
186,998
9
Washington
2.31%
9
Washington
156,109
10
Indiana
2.09%
10
Wisconsin
141,569
11
Idaho
2.08%
11
Iowa
138,337
12
Kansas
2.07%
12
Indiana
135,747
13
Oklahoma
2.05%
13
North Carolina
111,095
14
Wyoming
2.02%
14
Missouri
105,785
15
Nebraska
1.98%
15
Minnesota
103,316
16
Pennsylvania
1.96%
16
New Jersey
102,379
17
Minnesota
1.95%
17
Arizona
94,942
18
Alaska
1.94%
18
Colorado
92,816
19
Colorado
1.84%
19
Oregon
90,850
20
Delaware
1.79%
20
Virginia
84,465
21
Missouri
1.76%
21
Georgia
83,082
22
Arkansas
1.72%
22
Tennessee
77,992
23
Ohio
1.62%
23
Oklahoma
77,101

United States
1.50%
24
Utah
70,028
24
Arizona
1.48%
25
Kansas
59,116
25
Illinois
1.48%
26
Maryland
54,388
26
New York
1.35%
27
Kentucky
53,773
27
Vermont
1.31%
28
Arkansas
50,387
28
Nevada
1.31%
29
Alabama
49,685
29
Kentucky
1.24%
30
West Virginia
45,323
30
Tennessee
1.23%
31
Massachusetts
45,130
31
North Dakota
1.17%
32
South Carolina
44,790
32
New Jersey
1.16%
33
South Dakota
36,464
33
North Carolina
1.16%
34
Nebraska
36,178
34
Florida
1.15%
35
Nevada
35,445
35
New Mexico
1.11%
36
Idaho
32,643
36
California
1.06%
37
Connecticut
31,719
37
Virginia
1.05%
38
Montana
26,181
38
Alabama
1.04%
39
Louisiana
25,113
39
South Carolina
0.97%
40
New Mexico
22,953
40
Maine
0.95%
41
Mississippi
22,846
41
Maryland
0.94%
42
Delaware
16,094
42
New Hampshire
0.90%
43
Alaska
13,853
43
Texas
0.89%
44
Maine
12,589
44
Connecticut
0.89%
45
New Hampshire
11,894
45
Georgia
0.86%
46
Wyoming
11,383
46
Mississippi
0.77%
47
Hawaii
8,861
47
Massachusetts
0.69%
48
Vermont
8,226
48
District of Columbia
0.67%
49
North Dakota
7,861
49
Hawaii
0.65%
50
Rhode Island
5,727
50
Louisiana
0.55%
51
District of Columbia
4,078
51
Rhode Island
0.54%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey

B04006 People Reporting Ancestry, 1 year estimates