Here are the Most Irish Towns in Michigan
Tis March and St. Patty's Day is around the corner. Are you feeling the luck "o" the Irish? Let's look at the most Irish towns in Michigan.
There are things that I associate with the term "Irish".
I think about my mom who passed away when I was 5. She had a lot of Irish blood and had the red hair and fair skin to prove it. Red hair and fair skin, that's Irish, so I thought. I also think about St. Patrick's Day. How can you not? Although I celebrated St. Patty's Day for many years, it was only to drink and party and get my fill of green beer.
As it turns out, there is a strong Irish presence in Michigan. Here are some cool facts from Irish folk, about Irish folk, from Ireland Before You Die that I didn't know:
We consume approximately 131.1 litres of beer a year.
The tallest identical twins ever, the Knipe Brothers, were born in Derry, standing at 2.12 metres (7ft 2”) tall.
More Irish people are living abroad than in Ireland.
One of U2’s first tastes of success was winning a talent show in Limerick in 1978 on the day of our patron saint, St Patrick’s Day.
The Irish hold the Guinness World Record for most cookies baked in one hour.
We don’t consume the most Guinness in the world, England does.
Only 9% of the country are natural redheads.
The final stat was informative for me. I thought there would be a lot more people that are natural redheads. Irish food is pretty good and if there is a strong Irish population in a certain area, odds are the food is pretty good. Zip Atlas breaks down the "Irish" in citites in Michigan.
Most Irish Towns in Michigan
#20 Union Pier
Union Pier's population is 729 and 15.94% Irish.
#19 Manitou Beach
Manitou Beach population is 2977 and 16.04% Irish.
#18 Cement City
Cement City's population is 1467 and is 16.25% Irish
Weston's population is 100 and is 16.30% Irish.
#16 Hickory Corners
Hickory Corners' population is 2086 and is 16.31% Irish.
Tipton's population is 1925 and is 16.51% Irish.
#14 Michigan Center
Michigan Center's population is 3348 and is 17.08% Irish.
Brohman has 87 people and is 17.34% Irish.
#12 Elm Hall
Elm Hall has 73 folks and is 17.46% Irish.
Addison has 2357 residents and is 17.62% Irish.
Winn has a population of 117 and is 17.64% Irish.
Nahma is 21 folks strong and is 19.51% Irish.
Hubbardston has 1017 people and is 21.44% Irish.
Topinabee has 68 residents and is 24.73% Irish.
#6 Beaver Island
Beaver Island has 551 residents and is 24.87% Irish.
Lakeland has 39 residents and is 26.76% Irish.
Whittaker's population is 106 and is 28.04% Irish.
Conway's population is 83 and is 28.12% Irish.
#2 Little Lake
Little Lake's population is 249 and is 31.31% Irish.
Hamburg has 78 people and is 47.36% Irish.