American Experience
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Immigrants
672,705

18%

Poland

12%

Germany

10%

USSR

10%

Italy

7%

Sweden

43%

Others

Sweden
Swedish immigrants settled into the Andersonville neighborhood at the end of the 19th century. Chicago had the largest Scandinavian settlement in the U.S. at that time. Today, Andersonville hosts an annual summer festival with a Swedish flavor, Midsommarfest.