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GERMAN ANCESTRY

People of German heritage make up one of the largest ethnic groups in the nation. Germans began coming to America in the 1600s; millions arrived in the decades following 1820.

In the 2000 census, 42,841,569 people in the U.S. claimed German 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 60 percent of those people said they were of German ancestry.

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Community Place type% German
Monterey, OHtownship83.6
Granville, OHtownship79.6
Saint Henry, OHvillage78.5
Germantown, ILtownship77.6
Jackson, INtownship77.3
Washington, OHtownship77.2
Saint Rose, ILtownship77.1
Butler, OHtownship76.4
Marion, OHtownship76.3
Jennings, OHtownship75.6
Germantown, ILvillage75.6
Coldwater, OHvillage74.9
Jackson, OHtownship74.6
Union, OHtownship74.1
Minster, OHvillage73.5
Kalida, OHvillage73.5
Greensburg, OHtownship73.4
Aviston, ILvillage72.5
Teutopolis, ILvillage72.4
Teutopolis, ILtownship72.3
Cottonwood, MNtownship72.3
Dallas, MItownship71.7
Gibson, OHtownship71.6
Marshfield, WItown71.5
Santa Fe, ILtownship70.8
Recovery, OHtownship70.4
Brothertown, WItown69.9
Herman, WItown69.8
Adams, OHtownship69.6
Ferdinand, INtown69.5
Van Buren, OHtownship69.3
Marion, INtownship69.3
Richmond, MNcity69.2
Ferdinand, INtownship68.9
Fowler, MIvillage68.6
Fort Loramie, OHvillage68.3
Westphalia, MItownship68.1
Leroy, WItown67.7
Grant, WItown67.7
Lomira, WItown67.6
Breese, ILtownship67.5
Freeman, SDcity67.5
Kiel, WIcity66.9
Ottawa, OHtownship66.8
Monroe, OHtownship66.7
Rockland, WItown66.5
Breese, ILcity66.1
Saint Francis, ILtownship66.1
Liberty, OHtownship65.9
Theresa, WItown65.6
Pusheta, OHtownship65.5
Krain, MNtownship65.2
Calumet, WItown65.2
Hamburg, WItown65.0
Chilton, WItown64.9
New Holstein, WItown64.8
Wishek, NDcity64.3
Madison, INtownship64.1
McLean, OHtownship64.1
Harrison, INtownship64.0
Patterson, OHtownship63.9
Bishop, ILtownship63.8
Stockbridge, WItown63.8
Sherman, KStownship63.8
Dyersville, IAcity63.7
Forest, WItown63.5
German, OHtownship63.3
Granville, NEtownship63.3
Big Spring, OHtownship63.2
Stratford, WIvillage63.2
Johnson, INtownship63.1
Kewaskum, WItown62.8
Manning, IAcity62.5
Washington, OHtownship62.3
Tripoli, IAcity62.2
Madison, INtownship62.2
Eureka, SDcity62.1
Hilbert, WIvillage61.8
Holton, WItown61.8
Muenster, TXcity61.7
Eldorado, WItown61.7
Young America, MNtownship61.6
Cleveland, WItown61.6
Meeme, WItown61.4
Schleswig, WItown61.4
Emmet, WItown61.4
Knox, PAtownship61.3
Hopewell, OHtownship61.2
Bellevue, IAcity61.1
New Bremen, OHvillage61.0
Day, WItown60.9
Marion, OHtownship60.9
Parkston, SDcity60.8
Munson, MNtownship60.8
Helen, MNtownship60.7
Victoria, KScity60.7
Berlin, WItown60.7
Brillion, WIcity60.6
Beemer, NEtownship60.6
Seneca, OHtownship60.5
Botkins, OHvillage60.5
Flatrock, OHtownship60.5
Ossian, IAcity60.5
Jamestown, WItown60.3
Fort Recovery, OHvillage60.2
Hustisford, WItown60.2
Melrose, MNcity60.1
Dickeyville, WIvillage60.1
Haubstadt, INtown60.0
Wayne, WItown60.0

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 German Ancestry resources:

· Anglo-German Family History Society
· American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
· German Collections - Library of Congress
· Germanic Genealogy Society
· Germany databases
· German ancestry message boards
· Germany Genealogy Forum
· Immigration & ship records

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