Polish Americans

Americans with Polish background
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A Polish American is a citizen of the United States with ancestors from Poland. There have been Polish people living in North America since the earlier 1600s.[3] Many live in the city of Chicago, which has more Polish people than any city in the world other than Warsaw, Poland.[4]

Polish Americans
Polonia amerykańska
Total population
U.S. Estimate, 2018, self-reported[1]
Around 2.83% of the U.S. population
Regions with significant populations
Northeast (New York · New Jersey · Pennsylvania · Maryland · Connecticut · Massachusetts)
Midwest (Michigan · Illinois · Wisconsin · Ohio · Minnesota · Indiana · North Dakota)
English (American English dialects), Polish
Predominantly Roman Catholicism · Lutheranism · Judaism[2]
Related ethnic groups
Polish diaspora, Polish Canadians, Polish Jews, other West Slavic Americans (Czech Americans, Kashubian Americans, Silesian Americans, Slovak Americans and Sorbian Americans)

Most Polish immigrants are Catholic or practice Judaism.


  1. "PEOPLE REPORTING ANCESTRY 2018: ACS 5-Year Estimates Detailed Tables". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 8 May 2020. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  2. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society , p. 120
  3. "First Polish Settlers". polishamericancenter.org. Retrieved February 14, 2011.
  4. "Chicago's Polish Community Reels From Plane Crash : NPR". npr.org. Retrieved February 14, 2011.