This is Irish – American Heritage Month and nothing celebrates Irish ancestry better than St. Patrick’s Day. Jill Gonzales is an analyst with WalletHub and says there is a lot to celebrate in Nebraska. They took a close look at the 100 most populated cities and rated them on seventeen metrics that ranged from the number of Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to weather forecasts to crime rate. Omaha ranked third highest and Lincoln the 8th best in the nation to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Gonzales says, “Omaha actually has the third highest Irish population in the country and Lincoln right after it at number four. So, we’re talking about 15% of all residents being Irish.”
When it comes to celebrating Gonzales says both cities are very affordable to celebrate with Lincoln coming in 5th best and Omaha 15th best in the nation. When it comes to average beer prices, Omaha comes in 9th best in the nation. It looks like Omaha’s tradition of celebrating the day is very good and comes in fifth best with Lincoln coming in at 25th best. However when it comes to safety and accessibility, Lincoln is 8th best in the country and Omaha ranks 30th.
Gonzales says both cities would of ranked higher but one big downfall is the weather because it could be fair or fowl. Lincoln came in 43rd and Omaha 48th.