A Numerical Look at St. Patrick's Day

A numerical look at things Irish-American-related.

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  • 36.5 million: Number of U.S. residents claiming Irish ancestry in 2007
  • Over 4 million: Population of Ireland
  • $56,966: Median income for households headed by an Irish-American in 2007, over $6,000 higher than for all households
  • $26.2 billion: Value of U.S. imports from Ireland between January and October of 2008
  • $7.4 billion: Value of U.S. exports to Ireland during that same time period

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau