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AUSTRIAN ANCESTRY

Early Austrian immigrants came to America in the early 18th century to escape religious persecution in Salzburg. In the 1800s, poverty and overpopulation in their homeland drove Austrian families to the U.S. And in the years preceding World War II, thousands fled the Nazis.

In the 2000 census, 730,336 people in the U.S. claimed Austrian ancestry.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 2 percent of those people said they were of Austrian ancestry.

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Community Place type% Austrian
Waterville, WItown12.1
Coplay, PAborough10.6
Durand, WIcity9.2
Rock Creek, WItown5.2
Northampton, PAborough5.2
Allen, PAtownship4.5
Drammen, WItown4.4
Palenville, NYpopulated place4.3
Great Neck Plaza, NYvillage4.2
Upper Nazareth, PAtownship4.2
Schuylkill, PAtownship4.2
Noble, INtownship4.1
Highland Beach, FLtown4.0
Mondovi, WIcity4.0
North Catasauqua, PAborough3.9
Russell Gardens, NYvillage3.8
Washington, KStownship3.7
Whitehall, PAtownship3.6
Arma, KScity3.6
Tuscarawas, OHvillage3.6
Hewlett Harbor, NYvillage3.3
East Union, PAtownship3.3
Indian Hills, COpopulated place3.3
Ellis, KScity3.2
Harbor Isle, NYpopulated place3.2
Brunswick, WItown3.1
Nazareth, PAborough3.1
Shelby, INtownship3.1
Columbia, CApopulated place3.1
Kensington, NYvillage3.0
Stamford, VTtown3.0
Jericho, NYpopulated place3.0
Sherry, WItown2.9
Beaver Meadows, PAborough2.9
Sheridan, KStownship2.9
Butler, PAtownship2.9
Berlin, OHtownship2.7
North Union, PAtownship2.7
Frontenac, KScity2.7
Tipton, PApopulated place2.7
Lower Milford, PAtownship2.6
Catasauqua, PAborough2.6
Great Neck Estates, NYvillage2.6
Lake Success, NYvillage2.6
Barataria, LApopulated place2.6
Upper Milford, PAtownship2.6
Spring Brook, WItown2.6
Roslyn, NYvillage2.6
Roslyn Estates, NYvillage2.6
Black Creek, PAtownship2.5
Morganville, NJpopulated place2.5
Atlantic Beach, NYvillage2.4
Moore, PAtownship2.4
Warwick, OHtownship2.4
Woodbury, NYpopulated place2.4
South Whitehall, PAtownship2.3
Tangerine, FLpopulated place2.3
Green, INtownship2.3
Hanover, PAtownship2.3
Jacksonport, WItown2.3
Plainview, NYpopulated place2.3
Shamokin, PAtownship2.2
Old Bethpage, NYpopulated place2.2
Wesley Hills, NYvillage2.2
Bushkill, PAtownship2.2
Cleveland, PAtownship2.2
Atwood, KScity2.2
East Hills, NYvillage2.1
Salisbury, PAtownship2.1
Newark Valley, NYvillage2.1
Shippen, PAtownship2.1
East Allen, PAtownship2.1
Kingston, WApopulated place2.1
Palm Beach, FLtown2.1
Baiting Hollow, NYpopulated place2.1
Bridgeport, NYpopulated place2.1
Emmaus, PAborough2.1
North Whitehall, PAtownship2.1
Dunn, WItown2.1
Millburn, NJtownship2.1
Atwood, KStownship2.1
Canaan, OHtownship2.1
Pomona, NYvillage2.1
Macungie, PAborough2.1
Madison Lake, MNcity2.1
Nockamixon, PAtownship2.1
Sunol, CApopulated place2.1
Waterloo, MItownship2.0
Columbus, KScity2.0
Monroe, NJtownship2.0

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter


-- October 2005

Other Austrian resources:

· Austrian & Austrian American Collections - Archive of Folk Culture, Library of Congress
· Austria databases
· Austria Genealogy Forum
· Immigration & ship records

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