if only Irish for a day
addendum (March15): Trib has this running Saturday Though scattered all over, Irish are region's 2nd-largest nationality
In 1910, over 18K residents of the city of Pittsburgh's population were literally born in Ireland. The number was actually down from over 23K a decade earlier. As of the latest data*, there are a grand total of 89 native born Irish residing within the city. Not a typo.. 89 as in 100 minus 11. About the same number as those born in Peru (87) and a lot less than the number of those born in China writ large (3,614).
From a post a couple years ago, I have not updated the map, but what you get for the pattern of those claiming some Irish ancestry across Allegheny County. A map I add a marginal bit of green to myself. I bet this has not changed all that much of late.
Still... see you at the parade!
* That would be the 2008-2012 American Community Survey. So yes, I reference a 'count,' having little else to go on an the % born in Ireland is too small a % to be meaningful. The margin of error on the estimate of 89 folks born in Ireland? Plus or minus 60.