Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
Irish-American Heritage is celebrated throughout the month of March and St. Patrick's Day is on March 17th. Once again our Census Bureau has its finger on the numbers pulse. In 2013, there were 33.3 million residents in the U.S. who considered themselves derivatives of Irish ancestry. This is more than seven times the population of Ireland (4.7 million) - how'd that happen? The number of foreign-born U.S. residents with Irish ancestry in 2013 was 251k and of these, 150k became U.S. citizens. The median income for Irish-American families is $61k versus the U.S. median household income of $52k. And of interest to lenders and Realtors: 69% of householders of Irish ancestry owned their home which is greater than the national average of 64%.
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