Today I’m looking at one of the largest demographic groups in America’s ethnic background: The Germans.
German-Americans are extremely prevalent across large portions of the nation. Unlike some of the other maps I’ve done in this series, Germans don’t show up in narrow patches or bands – they fill the map in massive numbers across large swaths of territory.
As you can see from the map, a lot of us list German ancestry. The mid-west, in particular, seems to have held a special attraction for German immigrants.
Here’s a link to my Tableau tool, so you can zoom in, explore, and play: