|OK. The dreaded plague of 2020 has canceled most St. Patrick’s Day parades and events, but in Chicago, which isn’t a big Irish town, city fathers and mothers will still dye the river Kelly green.
Irish? Census numbers from 1855 show the earliest Irish settlers chose homes near the docks, where fishing and jobs were plentiful. Nearly four-thousand Irish-born immigrants (23 percent of the city’s population) lived in East Boston at the time. Bean Town remains the city with the most concentrated Irish population. Here are the other top nine cities where Irish eyes are smiling: (according to the 2016 numbers from the U.S. Census Survey.)