Scotch-Irish Will No Longer Be Included in Official US Census Figures

Posted by admin on Jan 9, 2012

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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