Map: The Irish of Metropolitan Detroit

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this week I decided to explore the Detroit region’s Irish population. This is a map only of “foreign born” people from Ireland and not those with Irish ancestry so provides a unique look at current emigration from the Emerald Isle, which is to say not many people come to metro Detroit from Ireland these days.

In Detroit, Corktown (named for County Cork in Ireland) is not the preferred landing place for Irish people, but seems further into Mexicantown and more in the Warrendale area. Metro Detroit has more Irish residents with the Grosse Pointes, Madison Heights, Farmington, Northville, and Orchard Lake highlighting.

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