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<i>From <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">the U.S.</a> Census</i><br>
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The number of places in the United States named Shamrock, the floral emblem of Ireland. Mount Gay-Shamrock, W.Va., and Shamrock, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100104600000000" title="Texas" href="/topic/us/texas-PLGEO100104600000000.topic">Texas</a>, were the most populous, with 2,623 and 1,855 residents, respectively. Shamrock Lakes, Ind., had 159 residents and Shamrock, Okla., 124. (Note: Statistic for Mount Gay-Shamrock is from Census 2000)<br>
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Number of places in the United States that share the name of Ireland’s capital, Dublin. Since Census 2000, Dublin, Calif., has surpassed Dublin, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100103800000000" title="Ohio" href="/topic/us/ohio-PLGEO100103800000000.topic">Ohio</a>, as the most populous of these places (41,840 compared with 36,565, respectively, as of July 1, 2006). If you're still not into the spirit of St. Paddy's Day, then you might consider paying a visit to Emerald Isle, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100900000000" title="North Carolina" href="/topic/us/north-carolina-PLGEO100100900000000.topic">N.C.</a>, with 3,716 residents.  (Photo by Chicago Tribune/Alex Garcia)<br>
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Sources: American FactFinder and Census population estimates

From the U.S. Census

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The number of places in the United States named Shamrock, the floral emblem of Ireland. Mount Gay-Shamrock, W.Va., and Shamrock, Texas, were the most populous, with 2,623 and 1,855 residents, respectively. Shamrock Lakes, Ind., had 159 residents and Shamrock, Okla., 124. (Note: Statistic for Mount Gay-Shamrock is from Census 2000)

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Number of places in the United States that share the name of Ireland’s capital, Dublin. Since Census 2000, Dublin, Calif., has surpassed Dublin, Ohio, as the most populous of these places (41,840 compared with 36,565, respectively, as of July 1, 2006). If you're still not into the spirit of St. Paddy's Day, then you might consider paying a visit to Emerald Isle, N.C., with 3,716 residents. (Photo by Chicago Tribune/Alex Garcia)

Sources: American FactFinder and Census population estimates

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