US counties by most common origin of foreign-born residents

Thanks to Steve Sailer (I know, I know, but he posts lots of interesting stuff) for linking to this New York Times feature.

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  1. cymast

     /  March 18, 2009

    Interesting . . so my mother-in-law is a minority among minorities. As a teen, she and her family emigrated French-Canada, and immigrated Middlesex county, Massachusetts. BTW, is the previous sentence redundant?

  2. acilius

     /  March 18, 2009

    I suppose it is redundant to use “emigrated” and “immigrated” together that way, and I say that’s great. The doubling makes your meaning clearer.

    My father’s father left Ontario for Ohio when he was a teen. That would have been in the 1880s, I think; he was born in 1873. Your mother-in-law is younger than that, yes?

  3. cymast

     /  March 18, 2009

    I’m pretty sure my mother-in-law was born after 1873.

  4. acilius

     /  March 18, 2009

    You might want to ask. I’ve noticed that people of French extraction often look younger than they really are.

  5. cymast

     /  March 18, 2009

    Yeah, when she and my father-in-law take Mr. Cymast and I out this weekend for our anniversary, I’ll ask her “Say, were you born before 1873 . . or after?” I know my f-i-l will laugh, but I think the humor will be lost on her. It’s an uphill walk already . .

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