A hundred years ago, our houses will filled with the sounds of German and Italian, Polish and Russian, Yiddish or, bien sûr, French, only three of which, as you can see, remain in the top 10. Continue reading
A whopping 74% of the people who live in Pa. were born here, according to Census data from 1900 to 2012 charted by the New York Times’ Upshot blog. That number does not make us the calmest, however. In 2012, 79% of Louisianans were born in the Creole State; and 77% of Michiganders and 75% of Ohioans fall into the same category.
On the flip side, if you suspect that New York (63%) or California (55%) is the state that’s most in flux, you’d be wrong. Nevada has only 25% of its population born there.
You can see all of the interactive charts here.
The answers in this chart — tracking data from 1994-2012 — might surprise you. Continue reading
I have some German forefathers and it looks like you do too.
A Census map showing ancestry by county paints not only Western Pa. but pretty much the entire commonwealth blue. Continue reading