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Finnish 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.


Immigration from Finland to the U.S. peaked between 1899 and World War I. Earlier immigrants often traveled through other European countries en route, embarking on ocean liners from Liverpool or Bremerhaven. The Finland Steamship Company began transporting passengers from Hanko after 1891.

In the 2000 census, 623,559 people in the U.S. claimed Finnish 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 5 percent of those people said they were of Finnish ancestry.

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Community Place type% Finnish
Stanton, MItownship46.9
Chassell, MItownship46.3
Franklin, MItownship40.2
Greenland, MItownship38.5
Adams, MItownship37.5
Allouez, MItownship37.1
Richmond, MItownship36.1
Menahga, MNcity35.4
Republic, MItownship34.5
Calumet, MItownship32.8
Rock River, MItownship32.1
Osceola, MItownship30.9
White River, WItown30.3
Laurium, MIvillage29.9
Tilden, MItownship29.5
Cokato, MNtownship29.4
Negaunee, MItownship28.7
Portage, MItownship27.4
Ely, MItownship27.3
Calumet, MIvillage26.6
Hancock, MIcity25.8
Cherry, MNtownship25.0
Ishpeming, MItownship24.9
Baraga, MItownship24.6
Wakefield, MIcity24.4
Ironwood, MItownship24.1
Negaunee, MIcity23.3
Torch Lake, MItownship23.1
Clinton, MNtownship22.0
Ishpeming, MIcity21.9
Baraga, MIvillage21.9
Bessemer, MItownship21.5
Mountain Iron, MNcity21.3
Ontonagon, MItownship21.0
Schoolcraft, MItownship20.9
L'Anse, MIvillage20.8
L'Anse, MItownship20.4
New York Mills, MNcity20.0
Thomson, MNtownship19.7
Ontonagon, MIvillage19.6
Lake Linden, MIvillage19.4
Cokato, MNcity19.1
Ironwood, MIcity18.8
Biwabik, MNtownship18.8
Hurley, WIcity18.3
Gwinn, MIpopulated place18.3
Buhl, MNcity18.2
White, MNtownship18.2
Maple Ridge, MItownship18.1
Gilbert, MNcity17.6
Virginia, MNcity17.5
French Lake, MNtownship17.5
Crystal Falls, MItownship17.4
Biwabik, MNcity17.3
Bessemer, MIcity17.2
Carp Lake, MItownship16.6
Forsyth, MItownship16.2
New Ipswich, NHtown16.1
Felch, MItownship15.9
Crystal Falls, MIcity15.6
Sands, MItownship15.3
Greenwood, MNtownship15.3
Dassel, MNtownship14.4
Marquette, MItownship14.4
Aurora, MNcity14.2
Fayal, MNtownship13.9
Montreal, WIcity13.9
Eveleth, MNcity13.8
Babbitt, MNcity13.7
Kingston, MNtownship13.4
Brevator, MNtownship13.3
Perch Lake, MNtownship13.3
Scanlon, MNcity12.6
Hoyt Lakes, MNcity12.5
Rudyard, MItownship12.5
Cloquet, MNcity12.4
Ashby, MAtown12.4
Duluth, MNtownship11.9
Skandia, MItownship11.5
Munising, MIcity11.4
Hibbing, MNcity11.0
Chocolay, MItownship10.9
Marquette, MIcity10.8
Nashwauk, MNcity10.6
Chisholm, MNcity10.5
Morse, MNtownship10.5
Ilwaco, WAcity10.4
Barnum, MNtownship10.4
Stambaugh, MIcity10.2
Twin Lakes, MNtownship10.2
Nashwauk, MNtownship10.1
Houghton, MIcity10.0
Ely, MNcity9.9
Lakewood, MNtownship9.6
Midway, MNtownship9.5
Trout Lake, MNtownship9.5
Iron River, MItownship9.4
Iron River, WItown9.4
Fairport Harbor, OHvillage9.2
Moose Lake, MNtownship9.1
Solway, MNtownship9.1
Au Train, MItownship9.0
Rindge, NHtown9.0
West Branch, MItownship8.9
Keewatin, MNcity8.9
Rolla, NDcity8.8
Caspian, MIcity8.8
Two Harbors, MNcity8.7
Stambaugh, MItownship8.6
Parkland, WItown8.6
Moose Lake, MNcity8.6
Grand Lake, MNtownship8.5
Amnicon, WItown8.1
Hermantown, MNcity8.1
Coleraine, MNcity7.9
Westminster, MAtown7.9
Osage, MNtownship7.8
Clatskanie, ORcity7.7
Troy, NHtown7.6
Iron River, MIcity7.6
Royalston, MAtown7.6
Canosia, MNtownship7.5
Mullan, IDcity7.5
Hawthorne, WItown7.3
Greenway, MNtownship7.2
Bates, MItownship7.2
Dassel, MNcity7.1
Maple Grove, MItownship7.1
Gnesen, MNtownship7.0
Lake Nebagamon, WIvillage6.9
Perham, MNtownship6.8
Van Etten, NYtown6.6
Ashburnham, MAtown6.6
Breitung, MItownship6.5
Phelps, WItown6.4
Munising, MItownship6.4
Grand Rapids, MNtownship6.3
Mellen, WIcity6.3
Sheffield, OHtownship6.2
Grand Rapids, MNcity6.2
Harris, MNtownship6.2
Oakland, WItown6.1
West Paris, MEtown6.1
Rice Lake, MNtownship6.1
Superior, WIcity6.1
Duluth, MNcity6.0
Superior, WItown6.0
Southside, MNtownship6.0
Iron Mountain, MIcity5.9
South Thomaston, MEtown5.9
Paris, MEtown5.8
Dafter, MItownship5.8
Proctor, MNcity5.8
Annandale, MNcity5.7
Rush Lake, MNtownship5.7
Saybrook, OHtownship5.6
Silver Bay, MNcity5.6
Albion, MNtownship5.6
Battle Ground, WAcity5.6
Fredenberg, MNtownship5.5
Ashland, WIcity5.5
Lantana, FLtown5.4
Sagola, MItownship5.4
Lakefield, MItownship5.4
Conneaut, OHcity5.3
Windemere, MNtownship5.2

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 Finnish Ancestry resources:

· American-Scandinavian Foundation
· Finnish American Heritage Center
· Finnish & Finnish American Collections - Archive of Folk Culture, Library of Congress
· Finland databases
· Finland Genealogy Forum
· Immigration & ship records

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