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Scotch-Irish Americans
Total population
Self-identified "Scotch-Irish"
3,007,722 (2017)
0.9% of the US population
Estimate of Scots-Irish total
27,000,000 (2004)
Up to 9.2 % of the U.S. population (2004)
Regions with significant populations
California, Texas, North Carolina, Florida, and Pennsylvania
Languages
English (American English dialects), Ulster Scots, Scots
Religion
Predominantly Calvinist (Presbyterian, Baptist, Quaker, Congregationalist) with a minority Methodist, Anglican, or Episcopalian
Related ethnic groups
Ulster Protestants, Ulster Scots, Anglo-Irish, English, Huguenots, Welsh, Manx, Irish Americans, Scottish Americans, English Americans, American ancestry

Scotch-Irish (or Scots-Irish) Americans are American descendants of Ulster Protestants who immigrated from northern Ireland to America during the 18th and 19th centuries, whose ancestors had originally migrated mainly from the Scottish Lowlands and northern England (and sometimes from the Anglo-Scottish border).

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