Many people are surprised to learn that the highest percentage of Poles do not live in Illinois. NY state, Michigan or Pennsylvania, but in Wisconsin
Yes, and most of them live in the cemetery.
That used to be true 100 years ago when the first Polish settled around Stevens Point, the first Polish newspaper originated here but the rest of the Poles are now in nursing homes. The town Polonia was formed because of the mass imigration of Poles. Their children don't speak any Polish. The most common words they know in Stevens Point are: "Piwa", "grzyba" and "ponchki".
There are no jobs in Wisconsin where you don't need to speak english, nobody speaks Polish here and they all moved out to Chicago, where you don't need to learn english because everywhere you go there are Poles. Milwaukee used to have several Polish stores, delis, restaurants, now they have only one. They got replaced by the Mexicans. There is an annual Polish fest in Milwaukee, but not nearly as populated as Chicago's TOP, which also sposors Polish picnics, Polish performers, Polish clubs, Polish movie festivals, etc. Milwaukee has nothing of this sort.
Stevens Point does have a sister city and a Polish club, but the few members in it are elderly people.
A few Poles are now moving into the Wisconsin Dells area, where they recently opened up a European Deli, which makes TWO POLISH STORES IN THE WHOLE STATE OF WISCONSIN!!! WOOHOOO!!
The very few Poles Wisconsin has cannot be compared to Chicago or New York