Norwegian Americans are most highly concentrated in the Midwest, with North Dakota having the highest percentage of Norwegian ancestry at 22.5%. Minnesota follows closely behind at 13.3%, while South Dakota and Montana have approximately 11.5% and 7.9%, respectively. Wisconsin and Iowa also have notable percentages at around 6.8% and 4.5%. In other regions of the country, Norwegian Americans make up a smaller proportion of the population, with states like California, Florida, and Texas having less than 1% Norwegian ancestry.
The distribution of Norwegian Americans by state reflects the history of Norwegian immigration to the United States, with large numbers settling in the Upper Midwest during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many were drawn to these areas for their agricultural opportunities, which mirrored those in Norway. Today, Norwegian Americans continue to celebrate their heritage through cultural events such as Syttende Mai (Norwegian Constitution Day) celebrations and lefse-making contests.
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