The interactive graphic turns the American melting pot into a map, allowing the user to compare (!) ethnic heritage across the country.
Things I learned from playing with this nifty map:
- Monroe County, Ind. (where I live) has twice as many residents of German heritage than it does residents of English heritage. Three counties to the south, Dubois County, Ind., has nearly nine times as many Germans.
- There are counties in the U.S. that are majority-Dutch. Yes, Dutch — Allegan and Ottawa Counties, just outside Grand Rapids, Mich.
- The largest concentration of Swedish people in the United States: Hennepin County, Minn. (108,000 Swedes)
- The largest concentration of Norwegian people in the United States: Hennepin County, Minn. (152,000 Norwegians)
Alright, I kinda knew those last two.