Monday, March 17, 2014


It's fortunate that the U.S. census isn't conducted on March 17, because on St. Patrick's Day, everyone is Irish.  That raises the question, how many people claim to be Irish the rest of the year?  According to the Census Bureau's "Facts for Features" page for this month, 34.1 million U.S. residents claim Irish ancestry.  That's more than seven times the population of Ireland itself.  Learn more fascinating facts about Irish-Americans and St. Patrick's Day by visiting the page yourself:

And, as the Irish would say, slainte!

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