• Where Americans can trace their ancestry, in 17 maps

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    Americans come from a wide variety of ancestries.
    Using data from the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey, we found how common various ancestries are in all 50 states.
    For instance, Irish ancestry is most concentrated in the northeast, while Mexican and Mexican-American ancestry is most common in the states that share a border with Mexico.
    Americans come from all over the world, and American families have countless stories about their origins.
    The Census Bureau's American Community Survey asks several questions about residents' economic, social, and...
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