Polish American Demographics (Census 2000)

Polish American Population
Total Population: 8,977,235
Median household income in 1999: 50,887

According to US 2000 Census, large Polish American population is concentrated in New York (986,141), Illinois (932,996), Michigan (854,844), Pennsylvania (824,146), and New Jersey (576,473).

Polish Americans in Chicago, Illinois
Nearly one third of all Polish immigrants in the U.S live in the Chicago area.
-About 75% of new Polish immigrants to metro Chicago moved to the city of Chicago.
-They tend to tank in the middle of the large immigrant groups in their social and economic status.
-62% of population receive high school diploma.

Population in Metropolitan Areas

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island 1,065,769
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County 239,512
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha 914,616
Washington-Baltimore 242,809
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose 115,779
Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City 343,465
Boston-Worcester-Lawrence 241,069
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint 545,719
Dallas-Fort Worth 60,553
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria 65,420

Population by States

State
Polish American Population
Polish Americans as a percentage of  total population
New York 986,141 5.2
Illinois 932,996 7.5
Michigan 854,844 8.6
Pennsylvania 824,146 6.7
New Jersey 576,473 6.9
Wisconsin 497,726 9.3
California 491,325 1.5
Ohio 433,016 3.8
Florida 429,691 2.7
Massachusetts 323,210 5.1
Connecticut 284,272 8.3
Minnesota 240,405 4.9
Texas 228,309 1.1
Maryland 184,364 3.5
Indiana 183,989 3
Arizona 126,665 2.5
Virginia 124,647 1.8
Washington 102,553 1.7
Colorado 101,190 2.4
Missouri 90,448 1.6
North Carolina 87,968 1.1
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