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Parties all over Los Angeles
- Weeklong celebrations: 2016 St. Paddy's Day in L.A. -- including St. Patrick's Day Noontime Celebration at Pershing Square: FREE outdoor lunchtime concert with Bad Haggis, Hollywood U2, and the Cleary Irish Dancers. Food trucks and a garden available. See laparks.org
- When: Thursday, March 17, 2016
- Festivities begin at 11:00 am, concert at noon.
- Where: Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., LA, CA 90013
- Parking: paid lots or Metro Red Line to Pershing Square
|Thousands turn out for NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade, the longest running in the country.|
|Irish states are smiling: The majority of neighborhoods with high Irish-American populations are in the Northeastern part of the U.S., in both Massachusetts and New York.|
|Top metro area: Boston, MA ranked #1 with 20% of population made up of Irish-Americans|
Middlesex County, Massachusetts came second with 16.9 per cent of its population.
WHERE IRISH-AMERICANS DWELL
1. Boston, Massachusetts at 20.4%
2. Middlesex County, Massachusetts at 16.9%
3. Peabody, Massachusetts at 15.8%
4. Albany, New York at 15.6%
5. Syracuse. New York at 15%
6. Worcester, Massachusetts at 14.8%
7. Camden, New Jersey at 14.8%
8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 14.2%
9. Long Island, New York at 13.1%
10. Wilmington, Delaware at 13%
The greener side of NY: NY also ranks high in Irish-American population density
Another 13.5 million Americans claim at least some Irish ancestry, bringing the total to 35.5 million Americans, or 11.6 per cent of the population, with at least partial Irish ancestry.
Irish-Americans make up at least 5% of the population in most counties across the U.S., and 10% or more in most of New England, New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and other smaller counties across the country. Miami, at the other extreme, is just 1% Irish. More
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