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Schuylkill County Has the Highest Concentrations of Ukraine Roots in the US

4 of the top 10 communities in the US with Ukraine roots are right here in Schuylkill County

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Schuylkill County has the highest concentration of people claiming Ukrainian ancestry in the United States.

That includes Cass Township, which (according to the 2000 Census) is the municipality with the highest concentration of its population with Ukraine roots.

A little more than 14% of Cass Twp. claims to be of Ukrainian descent. Among the top 10 American communities in this category, there are 4 in Schuylkill County:

  • 14.3% in Cass Twp. (Most in the US)
  • 12.4% in Gilberton (4th)
  • 8.8% in St. Clair (7th)
  • 7.6% in Frackville (9th)

Ukraine Roots in the United States

Here’s a look at the top 20 US communities with the highest percent of their population claiming Ukrainian ancestry. This information comes from ePodunk.com, a now defunct website we found on the Internet Wayback Machine.

CommunityStateUkrainian %
Cass Twp.PA14.3
BelfieldND13.6
Gulich Twp.PA12.7
GilbertonPA12.4
WiltonND10.3
LumberlandNY9.9
St. ClairPA8.8
Soap LakeWA8.1
FrackvillePA7.6
OlyphantPA7.0
Norwegian Twp.PA7.0
HoutzdalePA6.9
Harmony Twp.PA6.7
KerhonksonNY6.7
BadenPA5.9
McAdooPA5.9
Branch Twp.PA5.7
PostvilleIA5.7
Woodward Twp.PA5.6
NorthamptonPA5.6

There are more Schuylkill County communities on that top 20 list, too:

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  • Norwegian Twp. (7%)
  • McAdoo (5.9%)
  • Branch Twp. (5.7%)

Outside of the top 20 are even more Schuylkill County areas with high concentrations of people with Ukraine roots:

  • Kline Twp. (5.1%)
  • West Mahanoy Twp. (4.9%)
  • Minersville (4.8%)
  • East Norwegian Twp. (4.7%)
  • Port Carbon (4.6%)
  • West Brunswick Twp. (3.4%)
  • Shenandoah (3.3%)
  • Butler Twp. (3.2%)
  • Ryan Twp. (3.1%)

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2 Comments

  1. Ukirocker

    March 2, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Don’t you have better things to report about Ukraine rather than the percentage of Ukrianians in a small town? I live in a town in the Midwest and there are probably more Ukrainians in 2 apartment complexes than the total population of Schuylkill.

    • Canary Commenter

      March 2, 2022 at 10:13 am

      Yeah, no. We have nothing better to report. Also, that must be a very large apartment complex. Our population is more than 150,000.

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