St. Patrick's Day is March 17 and Irish eyes are smiling across the Garden State.

That's because 1.18 million New Jersey residents identify as Irish-American, according to five-year estimates by U.S. Census American Community Survey.

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About 115 towns in New Jersey are at least a quarter Irish, according to Census estimates analyzed by New Jersey 101.5.

The counties with the most Irish Americans are Monmouth (132,000), Ocean (118,000), Bergen (102,000) and Camden (90,000).

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In the maps below, we looked at municipalities where you're more likely to bump into someone of Irish descent.

The most Irish towns in New Jersey

Using most recent five-year data from the U.S. Census American Community Survey, we plotted the municipalities in New Jersey with the highest percentage of residents claiming Irish descent. Take a look!

Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-359-5348 or email

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