How Irish is your New Jersey town?
St. Patrick's Day is March 17 and Irish eyes are smiling across the Garden State.
That's because 1.27 million New Jersey residents identify as Irish-American, according to U.S. Census estimates. (About 33,900 also identify as Scotch-Irish).
About 170 towns in New Jersey are at least a quarter Irish, according to Census estimates analyzed by New Jersey 101.5.
The counties with the most Irish-Americans are Monmouth (138,000), Ocean (129,000), Bergen (107,000) and Camden (101,000).
Counties with the greatest concentration of Irish-Americans are Cape May (28 percent), Gloucester (27 percent) and Sussex (24 percent).
Below are the top towns, plus a map where you can find your own.
Irish-Americans: 623 / % of population: 46
Irish-Americans: 1,881 / % of population: 47
Irish-Americans: 2,014 / % of population: 43
Irish-Americans: 2,039 / % of population: 43
Irish-Americans: 792 / % of population: 42
Irish-Americans: 235 / % of population: 41
Irish-Americans: 1,216 / % of population: 41
Irish-Americans: 730 / % of population: 40
Irish-Americans: 1,212 / % of population: 40
Irish-Americans: 895 / % of population: 40
These are all the municipalities that have at least 10,000 residents identifying as Irish-American.
Irish-Americans: 23,751 / % of population: 26
Irish-Americans: 21,591 / % of population: 32
Irish-Americans: 19,828 / % of population: 26
Irish-Americans: 15,275 / % of population: 24
Irish-Americans: 14,410 / % of population: 16
Washington Twp (Gloucester)
Irish-Americans: 14,008 / % of population: 29
Irish-Americans: 13,027 / % of population: 18
Irish-Americans: 12,425 / % of population: 24
Irish-Americans: 11,797 / % of population: 22
Irish-Americans: 11,631 / % of population: 26
Irish-Americans: 11,234 / % of population: 17
Irish-Americans: 11,167 / % of population: 5
Irish-Americans: 10,966 / % of population: 11
Irish-Americans: 10,962 / % of population: 22
(By the way, there are still slightly more Italians in Jersey.)
Find your town on map
Click on a town to see the info. The darker the green the more Irish-American the town's population is. The towns in red had no reported estimates in the 2011-2015 American Community Survey.
Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-359-5348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.