American Experience
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Immigrants
526,058

18%

Poland

11%

Germany

10%

Italy

10%

USSR

6%

Sweden

45%

Others

Poland
Over the years, the Polish community has lived in several different parts of Chicago. One such area, Bucktown, got its name from the goats some residents kept in their yards. Nowadays the Archer Heights neighborhood maintains a strong Polish presence.