Distribution of Polish People in the US

Explore the map and tables to see where people of this ethnic group have settled in the United States by county and state. Ethnic and ancestry information for these tables includes people of partial descent and is based on self identification.

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Polish

  • KEY
  • 2.5%
  • 5%
  • 7.5%
  • 10%
  • 15%
  • 20%
  • 25%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Portage County, Wisconsin30.12%
2Presque Isle County, Michigan25.35%
3Sherman County, Nebraska24.62%
4Alpena County, Michigan22.19%
5Morrison County, Minnesota20.54%
6Luzerne County, Pennsylvania20.29%
7Huron County, Michigan20.17%
8Nance County, Nebraska18.15%
9Erie County, New York17.28%
10Bay County, Michigan17.2%
11Otsego County, Michigan16.97%
12Marathon County, Wisconsin16.92%
13Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania16.66%
14Trempealeau County, Wisconsin15.78%
15Macomb County, Michigan15.63%
16Manistee County, Michigan15.36%
17Howard County, Nebraska14.97%
18Benton County, Minnesota14.3%
19Wyoming County, Pennsylvania13.82%
20Marinette County, Wisconsin13.6%

Top Counties by Population of Polish

# County Population
1Cook County, Illinois424,777
2Erie County, New York158,944
3Macomb County, Michigan135,788
4Wayne County, Michigan128,861
5Oakland County, Michigan120,240
6Los Angeles County, California114,712
7Maricopa County, Arizona106,420
8Allegheny County, Pennsylvania102,724
9DuPage County, Illinois99,981
10Milwaukee County, Wisconsin96,133
11Cuyahoga County, Ohio92,356
12Hartford County, Connecticut83,741
13Will County, Illinois80,826
14Suffolk County, New York72,557
15Luzerne County, Pennsylvania64,495
16Kings County, New York63,729
17Nassau County, New York61,131
18Lake County, Illinois59,036
19San Diego County, California58,275
20New York County, New York57,459

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Wisconsin8.59%496,506
2Michigan8.25%821,091
3Connecticut7.26%259,940
4Illinois6.83%875,652
5Pennsylvania6.28%803,177
6New Jersey5.52%490,520
7New York4.52%886,669
8Minnesota4.49%248,014
9Massachusetts4.46%304,344
10New Hampshire4.22%56,642
11Delaware4.02%38,211
12Rhode Island3.72%39,287
13Ohio3.68%428,719
14Vermont3.57%22,304
15Nebraska3.41%64,976
16Indiana3.1%205,590
17Maryland3.05%183,221
18Colorado2.41%133,147
19North Dakota2.37%17,814
20Florida2.35%484,698
21Maine2.28%30,354
22Arizona2.28%158,111
23District of Columbia2.13%14,549
24Alaska2.11%15,582
25Nevada1.97%57,474
26Washington1.87%136,645
27Montana1.86%19,427
28Virginia1.85%156,009
29Wyoming1.85%10,738
30West Virginia1.75%32,045
31Oregon1.68%68,657
32Missouri1.66%101,104
33South Dakota1.64%14,205
34North Carolina1.43%145,605
35South Carolina1.39%69,082
36Kansas1.37%39,800
37Iowa1.29%40,445
38California1.21%472,869
39Idaho1.19%20,016
40Tennessee1.09%72,428
41Georgia1.06%109,546
42Texas1.04%288,610
43New Mexico1.02%21,308
44Kentucky0.91%40,559
45Hawaii0.86%12,271
46Oklahoma0.84%32,774
47Utah0.83%25,302
48Arkansas0.78%23,188
49Alabama0.58%28,449
50Louisiana0.48%22,328
51Mississippi0.43%12,817
52Puerto Rico0.01%371

Top States and Territories by Population of Polish

# State Population
1New York886,669
2Illinois875,652
3Michigan821,091
4Pennsylvania803,177
5Wisconsin496,506
6New Jersey490,520
7Florida484,698
8California472,869
9Ohio428,719
10Massachusetts304,344
11Texas288,610
12Connecticut259,940
13Minnesota248,014
14Indiana205,590
15Maryland183,221
16Arizona158,111
17Virginia156,009
18North Carolina145,605
19Washington136,645
20Colorado133,147
21Georgia109,546
22Missouri101,104
23Tennessee72,428
24South Carolina69,082
25Oregon68,657
26Nebraska64,976
27Nevada57,474
28New Hampshire56,642
29Kentucky40,559
30Iowa40,445
31Kansas39,800
32Rhode Island39,287
33Delaware38,211
34Oklahoma32,774
35West Virginia32,045
36Maine30,354
37Alabama28,449
38Utah25,302
39Arkansas23,188
40Louisiana22,328
41Vermont22,304
42New Mexico21,308
43Idaho20,016
44Montana19,427
45North Dakota17,814
46Alaska15,582
47District of Columbia14,549
48South Dakota14,205
49Mississippi12,817
50Hawaii12,271
51Wyoming10,738
52Puerto Rico371

Source Data

This data was sourced from the 2013-2018 American Communities Survey. As this is freely available government data, feel free to use and share these numbers and metrics.

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