Parade season is almost here! Things kick off in Belmar on March 1st; the Ocean County parade is March 7th.

New Jersey is home to a large Irish population (hence parades in so many towns), but which town actually has the highest percentage of residents with Irish heritage? ZipAtlas did the research, and here's what they found:

OCEAN COUNTY

  1. Ocean Gate (24.74%)
  2. Pt. Pleasant Beach (24.17%)
  3. Island Heights (24.13%)
  4. Seaside Park (22.71%)
  5. Brick (22.04%)
  6. Waretown (21.74%)
  7. Manahawkin (21.64%)
  8. Lanoka Harbor (21.51%)
  9. Barnegat Light (21.32%)
  10. Bayville (21.01%)

MONMOUTH COUNTY

  1. Avon-By-The-Sea (36.48%)
  2. Sea Girt (36.14%)
  3. Spring Lake (35.59%)
  4. Monmouth Beach (29.16%)
  5. Allenhurst (28.68%)
  6. Keansburg (27.50%)
  7. Highlands (27.41%)
  8. Port Monmouth (26.85%)
  9. Manasquan (26.45%)
  10. Middletown (26.19%)

The most Irish city in NJ is Deepwater, which is an "unincorporated community" in Pennsville Township in Salem County. Deepwater only has a population of 345, and 37.20% of them are Irish.

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