Key Communities where Swedish Finns Settled

During the peak emigration period (1870-1930), approximately 390,000 people left Finland, of which 70,000 were Swedish Finns, for areas throughout the world.

Emigration from Finland

Destination Total Finnish Emigrants Swedish Finn Emigrants
USA 240,000 47,000
Canada 50,000 6,000
Sweden 40,000 10,000
Other Europe 50,000 6,000
Other Parts of the World 5,000 1,000

Canada

State Community
British Columbia Vancouver, New Westminster, Surrey
Ontario Hamilton, Toronto, Pt. Arthur, Sault Ste. Marie

Eastern United States

State Community
New York New York City
Massachusetts Worcester, Gardner, Springfield, Fitchburg, Boston, Quincy,Norwood
Rhode Island Woonsocket
Connecticut Branford
New Jersey Jersey City
Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Bitumen

Central United States

State Community
Illinois Chicago, Waukegan, DeKalb
Minnesota Duluth, Eveleth, Hibbing, Rochester, Chisholm, Palisade, Crosby, Two Harbors
Wisconsin Ashland, Superior
Michigan Ironwood, Crystal Falls, Dollar Bay, Negaunee, Escanaba, Gladstone, Metropolitan, Ludington,Muskegon
South Dakota Terry

West Coast

State Community
Washington Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Olympia, Mt. Vernon, Rochester, Aberdeen,Hoquiam
Oregon Portland, Astoria, Coos Bay, Marshfield,
California Eureka, San Francisco Bay area, Fort Bragg, Terlock
Alaska Juneau, Douglas, Sitka, Nome, Anchorage, Ketchikan

Mountain States

State Community
Arizona Bisbee
Colorado Leadville, Telluride, Silverton
Montana Butte, Anaconda
Utah Eureka, Bingham Canyon, Park City,
Idaho Kellogg, Wallace

 

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