In the 2000 census, people all over the United States reported where most of their ancestors came from. Below are the percentages for the United States and just for Pennsylvania. Example: 15 out of 100 Americans have a German ancestor, but 26 out of 100 Pennsylvanians have a German ancestor.
US Ancestry by Region, 2000
Pennsylvania Ancestry by Region, 2000
Compare the Graphs
- For which regions does the USA graph show a higher percentage than the Pennsylvania graph?
- For which regions does the Pennsylvania graph show a higher percentage than the USA graph?
- What could be the reasons for these differences?
- Where do you fit on this chart?