This week, GM is exploring the most recent Census data which reveals fascinating data about the who, what, where, and how about us.
Today, GM’s looking at the question of where we all came from.
First of all, a good number of Georgetowners came from here. Well, DC at least. Twelve percent of to be exact. Of all Georgetowners, 82% are U.S. born. So 69% were born outside of the District.
Of the Non-District born US-natives, the regional origin breakdown goes like this:
- Northeast – 41%
- Midwest – 21%
- South – 28%
- West – 10%
As a New Englander himself, GM’s glad to see that his fellow Northeasterners are still so dominant.
Of the 18% of Georgetowners who are foreign born 41% are naturalized American citizens.
The Census also asks what your ancestry is, which is sort of an odd question since most people have multiple ancestries. As you can see, the responses appear to be whatever the person volunteered, which would explain why English and British are two different categories. But for what it’s worth, here are the top ten:
- German – 15%
- English – 15%
- Irish – 12%
- Italian – 6%
- European – 4%
- Polish – 4%
- Russian – 3%
- British – 3%
- French – 3%
- Scottish – 3%
If you performed this query 100 years ago, you’d probably get a lot more Irish and whatever, probably un-PC, term they were using for African-Americans back then.