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The largest wave of Czech migration to America occurred in the late 1800s and early 1900s, when Midwestern farmland was widely available at low prices. Most came from Bohemia, and were called "Bohemians" in the early part of the 20th century.

In the 2000 census, 1,699,855 people in the U.S. claimed Czech or Czechoslovakian 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 7 percent of those people said they were of Czech ancestry.

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Community Place type% Czech
West, TXcity40.9
Oak Creek, NEtownship38.2
Wilber, NEcity37.3
Shiner, TXcity32.1
Montgomery, MNtownship30.9
Lonsdale, MNcity30.5
Wheatland, MNtownship29.9
Tyndall, SDcity29.5
David City, NEcity28.0
Montgomery, MNcity26.3
Franklin, WItown26.1
Lanesburgh, MNtownship25.2
Granger, TXcity25.1
Schulenburg, TXcity23.7
New Prague, MNcity23.5
Erin, MNtownship23.5
Wahoo, NEcity22.7
Carlton, WItown22.4
Wallis, TXcity22.0
Hallettsville, TXcity21.5
Hale, MNtownship20.8
Montpelier, WItown19.7
Flatonia, TXtown19.5
West Kewaunee, WItown19.2
Schuyler, NEcity19.0
Webster, NEtownship19.0
Gibson, WItown18.9
Hillsboro, WIcity18.4
Kossuth, WItown18.2
Lexington, MNtownship18.1
Mishicot, WItown16.9
Kewaunee, WIcity16.7
North Bend, NEcity16.7
Franklin, WItown15.9
Oak Grove, WItown15.7
Caldwell, TXcity15.7
Lake Mary, MNtownship15.4
Solon, IAcity15.2
Mishicot, WIvillage15.0
Helena, MNtownship14.9
Marietta, NEtownship14.7
Stickney, ILvillage14.5
Ord, NEtownship14.3
Weimar, TXcity14.3
Crete, NEcity14.2
Park River, NDcity14.1
Ord, NEcity14.0
La Grange, TXcity14.0
Wagner, SDcity13.6
Needville, TXcity13.2
Calmar, IAcity13.0
Worcester, WItown13.0
Webster, MNtownship12.9
North Riverside, ILvillage12.4
Belle Plaine, IAcity12.3
El Campo, TXcity12.2
Casco, WItown12.1
Toledo, IAcity11.9
Ganado, TXtown11.8
Gregory, SDcity11.8
Yoakum, TXcity11.7
Cedar Lake, MNtownship11.5
Cooperstown, WItown11.5
Elba, MItownship11.4
Neva, WItown11.3
Highland, WIvillage11.3
Belleville, KScity11.2
Tama, IAcity11.1
Traer, IAcity11.0
Stanton, NEcity10.8
Pierce, WItown10.8
Cresco, IAcity10.6
Two Rivers, WItown10.5
Ely, IAcity10.4
Luxemburg, WIvillage10.3
Taylor, TXcity10.3
Shieldsville, MNtownship10.0
Luxemburg, WItown10.0
Crosby, TXpopulated place9.9
Lyons, ILvillage9.8
Winner, SDcity9.8
Maple Grove, WItown9.8
Pine City, MNtownship9.8
New Denmark, WItown9.5
Friend, NEcity9.5
Highland, WItown9.4
Walford, IAcity9.4
Spruce, WItown9.3
Exeter-Fairmont Consolidated, NEtownship9.3
Rogers, TXtown9.2
Denmark, WIvillage9.2
Prairie du Chien, WIcity9.1
New Haven, MItownship9.1
Sealy, TXcity9.0
Pohocco, NEtownship9.0
Richland, NEtownship9.0
Stuart, NEtownship8.9
Atkins, IAcity8.9
Cato, WItown8.8
Prairie du Chien, WItown8.8
Riverside, ILtownship8.7
Fairfax, IAcity8.6
Brookfield, ILvillage8.6
Two Rivers, WIcity8.6
Atwood, KStownship8.6
Hutchinson, MNtownship8.5
Atwood, KScity8.5
Center Point, IAcity8.4
Caldwell, KScity8.4
Seward, NEcity8.3
Le Center, MNcity8.3
Muscoda, WIvillage8.3
Lone Tree, IAcity8.2
Bridgeport, WItown8.2
Forest, MNtownship8.2
Lisbon, IAcity8.1
Manitowoc, WItown8.0
Ahnapee, WItown8.0
Ennis, TXcity8.0
Antigo, WItown7.9
La Grange Park, ILvillage7.9
Reedsville, WIvillage7.9
Saint Paul, NEcity7.8
Elk, WItown7.7
Atkinson, NEcity7.7
Duplain, MItownship7.6
Lincoln, WItown7.6
Pierce, NEcity7.5
Yankton, SDcity7.5
Manitowoc, WIcity7.5
Geneva, NEcity7.5
Wells, MNtownship7.4
Cedar Lake, WItown7.3
Hazelton, MItownship7.3
Eagle Lake, TXcity7.2
Pine City, MNcity7.2
Elsie, MIvillage7.2
Britt, IAcity7.1
Atkinson, NEtownship7.1
Jackson, MNcity7.1
Westchester, ILvillage7.0

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 Czech ancestry resources:

· Czech and Slovak Collections - Library of Congress
· Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota
· Czech American Collection - Immigration History Research Center
· Czech databases
· Czech ancestry message boards
· Immigration & ship records
· National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

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