Three Utah cities were the top three American cities with the largest concentration of people with ancestors from England, according toa new study from Bloomberg.
The study identified which cities have the highest concentration of descendants from different foreign countries and regions.
Provo (29 percent), Logan (28 percent) and St. George (28 percent) had the highest populations of English descendants in the country, according to Bloomberg.
The study did not mention the reason for a high concentration of English people in Utah. However, census data from 2010 similarly found England has strong ties to Utah. This dates back to the 19th century when Mormon converts emigrated from the U.K. to Salt Lake City, according to The Business Journals.3 comments on this story
"These early British settlers came to Utah with the specific intent of contributing their technical expertise to the new economy and to meet the needs of Utah's burgeoning population," according to the Utah Division of State History.
Scranton, Pennsylvania, proved to be the city with the highest number of descendants from Poland, Wales and Lithuania, as well as the second-top city for the concentration of Russians and the third highest for Italians, Slovaks, Austrians and Ukrainians.
Bloomberg called Scranton “America’s melting pot.”
Read more from the report at Bloomberg.