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Swedish Americans

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Swedish Americans
Total population
1.4% of the US population (2009)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Most Prevalent in the Midwestern United States
Plurality in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Delaware, Pennsylvania, The Dakotas, California, Iowa, Michigan, Washington, New York, the Pacific Northwest, Illinois, New England, New Jersey, and Massachusetts
American English, Swedish
Predominantly Lutheranism, Church of Sweden, Protestantism, Catholicism, Mormonism.
Related ethnic groups
Swedes, Swedish Britons, Swedish Canadians, Swedish Australians, Scandinavian Americans, Danish Americans, Norwegian Americans, Icelandic Americans
In May 1927, Charles Lindbergh performed the first solo-flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The aeroplane was called Spirit of Saint Louis.

A Swedish American (Swedish: svenskamerikan) is an American person of Swedish descent. They usually come from the great migration from Sweden to the United States in the 19th century. Many of them settled down in Minnesota.

Famous Swedish-Americans[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Census 2008 Community Survey". Archived from the original on 2020-02-11. Retrieved 2009-12-30.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to American people of Swedish descent at Wikimedia Commons