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English The ePodunk map shows U.S. cities with the highest percentages of people of ancestry. Learn about cities with genealogy and find in-depth community information about the ancestry cities.


The English have such a long-standing presence in this country that the ethnic identity isn't as strong as it might be for many other groups.

Nevertheless, in the 2000 census, 24,509,692 people in the U.S. claimed English 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 30 percent of those people said they were of English ancestry.

Utah has long had a strong English heritage, as is evident in the above map. As long ago as 1890s, Salt Lake City was the most English city in the U.S.

The links at left lead to information on other races and ethnicities.

Community Place type% English
Hildale, UTcity66.9
Colorado City, AZtown52.7
Milbridge, MEtown41.1
Panguitch, UTcity40.0
Beaver, UTcity39.8
Enterprise, UTcity39.4
East Machias, MEtown39.1
Marriott-Slaterville, UTcity38.2
Wellsville, UTcity37.9
Morgan, UTcity37.2
Harrington, MEtown36.9
Farmington, UTcity36.9
Highland, UTcity36.7
Nephi, UTcity36.4
Fruit Heights, UTcity35.9
Addison, MEtown35.6
Farr West, UTcity35.4
Hooper, UTcity35.0
Lewiston, UTcity35.0
Plain City, UTcity34.7
Centerville, UTcity34.4
Phillips, MEtown34.3
Kaysville, UTcity33.9
Lindon, UTcity33.8
Oakley, UTcity33.8
Mapleton, UTcity33.6
Hyde Park, UTcity33.5
Cedar Hills, UTtown33.3
South Paris, MEpopulated place33.3
Honeyville, UTcity33.2
American Fork, UTcity33.1
Coalville, UTcity33.1
Grace, IDcity33.0
Santaquin, UTcity32.9
Midway, UTcity32.8
Salem, UTcity32.8
Mendon, UTcity32.7
Richmond, UTcity32.7
North Ogden, UTcity32.6
Lehi, UTcity32.6
Charleston, MEtown32.5
Fillmore, UTcity32.5
Bluffdale, UTcity32.4
Perry, UTcity32.3
South Jordan, UTcity32.3
Pleasant Grove, UTcity32.2
Washington, UTcity32.2
Mountain View, WYtown32.1
Santa Clara, UTcity32.1
Machiasport, MEtown32.0
Sandwich, NHtown31.9
Sugar City, IDcity31.9
Rigby, IDcity31.5
Alpine, UTcity31.5
West Haven, UTcity31.5
Calais, MEcity31.4
West Point, UTcity31.4
Afton, WYtown31.3
Payson, UTcity31.3
Providence, UTcity31.2
Vinalhaven, MEtown31.2
East Millcreek, UTpopulated place31.1
Millville, UTcity31.1
Nibley, UTcity31.1
Uintah, UTtown31.1
Steuben, MEtown31.1
Milford, UTcity31.1
Castle Dale, UTcity31.1
Deer Isle, MEtown31.1
Strong, MEtown31.0
Pleasant View, UTcity30.9
Woods Cross, UTcity30.9
McGraw, NYvillage30.8
Bountiful, UTcity30.7
Chelsea, VTtown30.7
Preston, IDcity30.6
North Salt Lake, UTcity30.6
Monroe, UTcity30.5
Lunenburg, VTtown30.3
Kittery Point, MEpopulated place30.3
North Logan, UTcity30.3
Groton, VTtown30.2
Clinton, MEtown30.2
Hurricane, UTcity30.2
Holladay, UTcity30.2
Syracuse, UTcity30.1
Elk Ridge, UTtown30.1
Springville, UTcity30.1
Aurora, UTcity30.1
Orangeville, UTcity30.1
Heber, UTcity30.1
Kanab, UTcity30.0

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 English Ancestry resources:

· British and Irish Collections - Library of Congress
· British Roots blog -
· England Events and Time Periods - FamilySearch
· England databases
· England Genealogy Forum
· ePodunk UK
· Family Records Centre
· United Kingdom Genealogy Forum
· Sources for research in English genealogy
· Immigration & ship records

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