Almost 35 million people currently living in the US claim Irish ancestry, according to the just released figures from the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey for 2010. But in a controversial move the figures for the numbers of Scotch-Irish are no longer available. The Census Bureau has announced the change.
In a statement they said “While the ancestry tables will all look the same, the interpretation of the”Scotch-Irish” and “Other groups” estimates will change. ….Individuals reporting Irish-Scotch are no longer tabulated as “Scotch-Irish” but rather are included in the “Other groups” category.”
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