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Most common country of ancestry for most Kansas counties is Germany, excepting a couple of southwestern counties where it is Mexico.

Of course, that's not unusual, that's true for a majority of counties in a big stretch of the US (map) starting from central Pennsylvnia heading across Ohio; Michigan and Indiana; Wisconsin and Illinois; Minnesota, Iowa and northern Missouri; North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas; Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.


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by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun Jul 29th, 2012 at 08:42:25 AM EST
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What, no Swedish-dominated counties but a bunch of Finnish and Norwegian ones!?

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Jul 29th, 2012 at 02:27:05 PM EST
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Swedish immigration to the US wasn't statistically significant.  Over the last 100 years secondary migration effects dispersed the 'clumping,' diffusing the population to insignificance.  

Demographically speaking.

 

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by ATinNM on Sun Jul 29th, 2012 at 03:35:29 PM EST
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1.2 millions are insignificant perhaps, but larger then the number of Norwegians (800,000) or Finnish (389,000(unless I misread Finnish wikipedia)). Clumpers I guess, the lot of them.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Jul 29th, 2012 at 04:00:59 PM EST
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Swedish American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Historically Swedish Americans are concentrated in the Midwest, roughly in the area west and northwest of Chicago.

BruceMcF's was showing relative majorities. So it's just that in the areas where the most Swedish immigrants settled, there were even more German immigrants.

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by DoDo on Sun Jul 29th, 2012 at 05:28:34 PM EST
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Nope. Its heavily influence by the countries that had large emigration outflows in the years immediately after the territory was opened for settlement.

And its pluralities ~ with 4.5m Norwegian Americans and 1.2m Swedish Americans, most counties with substantial Swedish-American populations would have even more Norwegian Americans.


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by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun Jul 29th, 2012 at 06:50:03 PM EST
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Wasn't my intention to hijack the thread with the nordic joke, but the relevant numbers are apparently 4.3 million Swedish-Americans (from 1.2 million immigrants) and 4.6 million Norwegian-Americans (from 0.8 million immigrants).

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Jul 30th, 2012 at 12:29:57 PM EST
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Then the Norwegians cluster more.

I took those numbers from the Wikipedia machine, so its not surprising if the numbers were not on a consistent basis.

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by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Jul 30th, 2012 at 04:35:54 PM EST
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... and what of the counties where largest ancestry is defined as "American"?

Special creation?

"Don't know"?

Mostly the mountain regions... Perhaps the answer to the ancestry question is "each other"...



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by eurogreen on Mon Jul 30th, 2012 at 05:31:15 AM EST
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Its Census data, so if people in an area have a tendency to report "American", that's what the Census data reflects. AFAIR from research on different data sources, many of those are counties dominated by English, Scottish and Scots-Irish ancestry.

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by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Jul 30th, 2012 at 08:32:33 AM EST
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