Someone from the Portuguese American Review sent this link my way and I thought I would share it. It’s a map of Portuguese speakers in the United States and is based on the 2000 Census.
I was surprised to see that Merced County has the highest concentration of Portuguese speakers in California. I would have expected it to be Alameda, Los Angeles, or Monterey Counties. Shows what I know! My perceptions are obviously influenced by early immigration patterns. Hawaii falls into the low range. That doesn’t surprise me since the wave of immigration from Portuguese lands to Hawaii ended about a hundred years ago.
If you click on the map, you can see different views:
For those interested in California, here’s a map with county names for reference.
Genealogist and writer. Creator of the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, yourislandroutes.com