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6 Good Reasons To Kiss The Irish [infographic]

You’ve probably seen the St. Patrick’s Day shirts, stickers and  buttons that say “Kiss me, I’m Irish.” While a kiss from someone Irish  (not to be confused with an Irish kiss) might bring you the luck of the Irish, there are many reasons why kissing the Irish might be in your best interest.

According to the numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, Irish-Americans seem to be better off than the average american in almost every aspect of life. Take a look at numbers below and see why the Irish are winning at life.

Irish-Americans are:


  1. Better educated

    U.S. Average Irish-Americans
    Age 25+ high school graduate or higher 85.9% 92.9%
    Age 25+ with a Bachelor’s degree or higher 28.5% 33.3%
  2. More “available”

    U.S. Average Irish-Americans
    Male householder living alone 12.3% 12.6%
    Female householder living alone 15.5% 16.8%
  3. Better employed

    U.S. Average Irish-Americans
    Age 16+ and employed 64.0% 65.8%
  4. Better insured

    U.S. Average Irish-Americans
    With private health insuranced 65.2% 75.7%
  5. More ambitious

    U.S. Average Irish-Americans
    Age 16+ with a job in management, business and service occupations 32.7% 37.2%
  6. Better paid

    U.S. Average Irish-Americans
    Median household income (past 12 months) $50,502 $57,319
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6 Good Reasons To Kiss The Irish [infographic]

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