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POLISH ANCESTRY

The Polish have had a presence in this country since the settlement of Jamestown, VA.

During the American Revolution, some Poles came to America to support the patriots' cause. Major immigration occurred in the 19th century, and again, after World War I.

In the 2000 census, 8,977,235 people in the U.S. claimed Polish 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 20 percent of those people said they were of Polish ancestry.

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Community Place type% Polish
Posen, MItownship61.3
Sharon, WItown53.7
Bevent, WItown52.7
Sloan, NYvillage46.8
Dupont, PAborough46.6
Dewey, WItown46.1
Wallington, NJborough45.5
Alban, WItown44.7
Independence, WIcity43.7
Linwood, WItown43.1
Stockton, WItown42.9
Swan River, MNtownship41.5
Nanticoke, PAcity41.2
Alberta, MNtownship39.8
Newport, PAtownship37.1
Reid, WItown37.0
Arcadia, WItown36.7
Lincoln, MItownship36.2
Glen Lyon, PApopulated place35.1
Hull, WItown34.4
Bingham, MItownship34.1
Maple Grove, WItown33.8
Carson, WItown33.7
Duryea, PAborough32.8
Dickson City, PAborough32.6
Shenandoah, PAborough32.6
Harwood Heights, ILvillage32.5
Dwight, MItownship32.1
Kulpmont, PAborough32.1
Loup City, NEcity31.8
Pulaski, WIvillage31.7
Cheektowaga, NYtown31.6
Depew, NYvillage31.2
Holding, MNtownship30.9
Filer, MIcharTwp30.8
Angelica, WItown30.7
Whiting, WIvillage30.7
Pike Creek, MNtownship30.6
Buena Vista, WItown30.3
New York Mills, NYvillage30.3
Rietbrock, WItown30.2
Arcadia, WIcity30.0
Norrie, WItown29.6
Portsmouth, MItownship29.4
Norridge, ILvillage29.2
Thorp, WIcity29.2
Bondsville, MApopulated place29.0
Hatfield, MAtown28.9
Sugar Notch, PAborough28.8
Avoca, PAborough28.8
Norwood Park, ILneighborhood28.8
Plymouth, PAtownship28.6
Larksville, PAborough28.6
West Wyoming, PAborough28.3
Dunkirk, NYtown28.3
Wilkes-Barre, PAtownship28.2
Plains, PAtownship28.1
Hume, MItownship28.1
Mayfield, PAborough28.0
Knowlton, WItown27.9
Amherst, WItown27.9
Lancaster, NYtown27.7
Pringle, PAborough27.6
River Grove, ILvillage27.2
Rogers, MItownship27.2
Yorkville, NYvillage27.1
Ashley, PAborough27.1
Verona, MItownship26.9
Slocum, PAtownship26.7
Chase, WItown26.2
Burbank, ILcity25.8
Saint Hedwig, TXtown25.7
Hamtramck, MIcity25.7
Maple Ridge, MItownship25.6
Hudson, INtownship25.6
Plover, WItown25.5
Independence, OHcity25.4
Lemont, ILvillage25.2
Hadley, MAtown25.2
Lackawanna, NYcity25.2
Carbondale, PAtownship25.1
Stickney, ILtownship25.1
Warren, INtownship25.0
Port Austin, MItownship25.0
Swoyersville, PAborough24.9
Plymouth, PAborough24.9
Lemont, ILtownship24.7
Ringle, WItown24.6
Hanover, PAtownship24.5
Goodman, WItown24.5
Rogers City, MIcity24.2
Kronenwetter, WItown24.1
Dunkirk, NYcity24.1
Mount Carmel, PAborough23.8
Luzerne, PAborough23.8
Royalton, MNcity23.8
Coal, PAtownship23.7
Throop, PAborough23.7
Cleveland, PAtownship23.6
West Seneca, NYtown23.5
Conyngham, PAtownship23.5
Lancaster, NYvillage23.5
Edgar, WIvillage23.4
Amherst, WIvillage23.4
Sherman, MItownship23.3
Alpena, MIcity23.3
Langola, MNtownship23.1
Newburgh Heights, OHvillage23.1
Manville, NJborough23.1
Ringtown, PAborough23.0
South Deerfield, MApopulated place23.0
Adams, MAtown23.0
Garfield, NJcity22.9
Elma, NYtown22.8
Mosinee, WIcity22.8
Boyne Valley, MItownship22.7
Kline, PAtownship22.7
Edwardsville, PAborough22.6
Saint Francis, WIcity22.6
Eau Pleine, WItown22.6
Stevens Point, WIcity22.5
Bridgeview, ILvillage22.4
Plover, WIvillage22.4
Hale, MNtownship22.4
Elmdale, MNtownship22.3
Olyphant, PAborough22.2
Portage, PAtownship22.1
Garfield Heights, OHcity22.0
Niles, ILvillage22.0
West Mahanoy, PAtownship21.9
Mount Forest, MItownship21.8
Alpena, MItownship21.8
Willow Springs, ILvillage21.7
Whately, MAtown21.7
Eaton, WItown21.7
Elmwood Park, ILvillage21.7
Justice, ILvillage21.6
Alden, NYtown21.5
Hickory Hills, ILcity21.4
Posen, ILvillage21.4
Moosic, PAborough21.3
Dorrance, PAtownship21.2
Long Rapids, MItownship21.2
Wright, PAtownship21.1
Washington, PAtownship20.9
Emmet, WItown20.8
Scott, PAtownship20.8
Cudahy, WIcity20.8
Hale, WItown20.8
Old Forge, PAborough20.7
South Milwaukee, WIcity20.7
Greenfield, WIcity20.7
South Amboy, NJcity20.6
Goodings Grove, ILpopulated place20.6
Blakely, PAborough20.6
Sheridan, NYtown20.5
Deerfield, MAtown20.5
Hagaman, NYvillage20.5
Morgan, WItown20.5
Presque Isle, MItownship20.5
Amsterdam, NYtown20.5
Fraser, MItownship20.5
Bear Creek, PAtownship20.5
Taylor, PAborough20.4
Chester, MItownship20.4
Pinconning, MItownship20.4
Blossburg, PAborough20.3
Laflin, PAborough20.3
Mount Carmel, PAtownship20.2
Short Creek, OHtownship20.2
Union, PAtownship20.1
Sand Beach, MItownship20.0

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 Police Ancestry resources:

· Poland databases
· Poland Genealogy Forum
· Polish American Cultural Center
· Polish Collections - Library of Congress
· Polish Museum of America
· Immigration & ship records
· Polish Genealogical Society of America

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