August 14, 2011

Appleton, Wisconsin, Has Tightest Ancestral Ties to Germany


Wisconsin, along with Ohio, Missouri and Nebraska, are among the most oft-cited of the midwestern states with a long tradition of German heritage.

And Milwaukee is considered to be "America's center of Germanic culture", as recently reported by G. Scott Thomas at

Citing new census figures, however, Thomas added that "the metropolitan area with the strongest German flavor is actually 100 miles to the northwest - Appleton, Wis."

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 45.7 percent of Appleton's residents claim German as their primary ancestry.

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