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Key Communities where Swedish Finns Settled

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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

Drawn after a graph published by the Institute of migration/Jouni Korkiasaari, Finland
Emigration from Finland
Destination Total Finnish Emigrants Swedish Finn Emigrants
USA240,00047,000
Canada50,0006,000
Sweden40,00010,000
Other Europe50,0006,000
Other Parts of the World5,0001,000

Canada

Canada
State Community
British ColumbiaVancouver, New Westminster, Surrey
OntarioHamilton, Toronto, Pt. Arthur, Sault Ste. Marie


Eastern United States

Eastern United States
State Community
New YorkNew York City
MassachusettsWorcester, Gardner, Springfield, Fitchburg, Boston, Quincy, Norwood
Rhode IslandWoonsocket
ConnecticutBranford
New JerseyJersey City
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, Bitumen


Central United States

Central United States
State Community
IllinoisChicago, Waukegan, DeKalb
MinnesotaDuluth, Eveleth, Hibbing, Rochester, Chisholm, Palisade, Crosby, Two Harbors
WisconsinAshland, Superior
MichiganIronwood, Crystal Falls, Dollar Bay, Negaunee, Escanaba, Gladstone, Metropolitan, Ludington, Muskegon
South DakotaTerry


West Coast

West Coast
State Community
WashingtonSeattle, Tacoma, Everett, Olympia, Mt. Vernon, Rochester, Aberdeen, Hoquiam
OregonPortland, Astoria, Coos Bay, Marshfield,
CaliforniaEureka, San Francisco Bay area, Fort Bragg, Terlock
AlaskaJuneau, Douglas, Sitka, Nome, Anchorage, Ketchikan


Mountain States

Mountain States
State Community
ArizonaBisbee
ColoradoLeadville, Telluride, Silverton
MontanaButte, Anaconda
UtahEureka, Bingham Canyon, Park City,
IdahoKellogg, Wallace
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