Kansas community among top St. Patrick’s Day cities

A Kansas community is among WalletHub’s best cities for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

“Overland Park actually ranked at number 19, so just within the top 20 here,” said analyst Jill Gonzalez. “A lot of that comes down to one of the highest Irish populations in the country, about 15 percent of all residents having some type of Irish ancestry. Therefore, there’s a lot of tradition there and a lot of Irish pubs and restaurants.”

Wallethub put together several factors for its survey.

“We look at everything from the share of the Irish population, to how many St. Patrick’s Day parades there are, the length of St. Patrick’s Day history in a given city, as well as Irish pubs and restaurants, access to bars and St. Patrick’s
Day parties and festivals.”

Chicago was the top city for St. Patrick’s Day tradition.

Graphic courtesy WalletHub