Polish Americans

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Polish Americans
Polonia amerykańska
Total population
9,152,819
U.S. Estimate, 2018, self-reported[1]
Around 2.83% of the U.S. population
Regions with significant populations
Northeast (New York · New Jersey · Pennsylvania · Maryland · Connecticut · Massachusetts)
Midwest (Michigan · Illinois · Wisconsin · Ohio · Minnesota · Indiana · North Dakota)
Languages
English (American English dialects), Polish
Religion
Predominantly Roman Catholicism · Lutheranism · Judaism[2]
Related ethnic groups
Polish diaspora, Polish Canadians, Polish Jews, other West Slavic Americans (Czech Americans, Kashubian Americans, Silesian Americans, Slovak Americans and Sorbian Americans)

A Polish American is a citizen of the United States with ancestors from Poland. There have been Polish people living in North America since the earlier 1600s.[3] Many live in the city of Chicago, which has more Polish people than any city in the world other than Warsaw, Poland.[4]

Most Polish immigrants are Catholic or practice Judaism.

References[change | change source]

  1. "PEOPLE REPORTING ANCESTRY 2018: ACS 5-Year Estimates Detailed Tables". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 8 May 2020. Retrieved 8 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society , p. 120
  3. "First Polish Settlers". polishamericancenter.org. Retrieved February 14, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Chicago's Polish Community Reels From Plane Crash : NPR". npr.org. Retrieved February 14, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)