Irish in the United States
A total of 36,495,800 Americans (more than 12% of total population) reported Irish ancestry in the 2006 American Community
Survey. This figure does not include the approximately five million reporting Scots-Irish ancestry, who are counted separately.
"The Green Fields of America":
So pack up your sea-stores, consider no longer,
Ten dollars a week is not very bad pay,
With no taxes or tithes to devour up your wages,
When you're on the green fields of America.