Rural/Urban residence patterns of people of Irish Descent (1972-91)
Area of Residence All Irish(%) Roman Catholic Irish(%) Protestant Irish (%) General US Population (%)
City >250,000 20.2 24.5 17 24.5
City 50-250,000 19.1 17.1 20.5 19.0
Suburb of City >250,000 21.1 28.4 16.2 19.2
Suburb of City >50,000 9.8 10.8 9.1 8.6
City 10-49,000 7.3 6 8.1 6.8
City 2500-10,000 5.4 4.7 5.9 5.7
Smaller Areas 5.4 3 7 5.2
Open Country 11.9 5.5 16.2 11.1
Total 100 100 100 100
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