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. Many live in the city of Chicago, which has more Polish people than any city in the world other than Warsaw, Poland.
U.S. Estimate, 2018, self-reported
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|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Polish diaspora, Polish Canadians, Polish Jews, other West Slavic Americans (Czech Americans, Kashubian Americans, Silesian Americans, Slovak Americans and Sorbian Americans)|
- "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.
- One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society , p. 120
- "First Polish Settlers". polishamericancenter.org. Retrieved February 14, 2011.
- "Chicago's Polish Community Reels From Plane Crash : NPR". npr.org. Retrieved February 14, 2011.