Largest Ethnic Group Increase in the United States

On this page, you'll find details on the ethnic ancestries with the greatest increase from 2015 to 2019 in the United States, with links to ancestry pages to research more data.

Below, we'll show you the full list of different ancestries from 2015 up to the latest figures from the Census Bureau for 2019, ordered to show you the largest increases.

All ancestry labels below are the grouping terms used by the U.S. Census Bureau and are not labels that Name Census has provided.

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2015 2019 Change, 2015 to 2019
Ancestry Population Population Change Percent
Total Population 316,515,021 324,697,795 8,182,774 2.55%
Hispanic or Latino 54,232,205 58,479,370 4,247,165 7.54%
White 232,943,055 235,377,662 2,434,607 1.04%
Mexican 34,640,287 36,473,461 1,833,174 5.16%
Asian 16,235,305 17,924,209 1,688,904 9.89%
African American 39,908,095 41,234,642 1,326,547 3.27%
European 2,840,470 4,109,545 1,269,075 36.52%
Some Other Race 14,865,258 16,047,369 1,182,111 7.65%
Asian Indian 3,303,512 3,995,755 692,243 18.97%
Subsaharan African 2,541,067 3,009,939 468,872 16.89%
Puerto Rican 5,174,554 5,629,268 454,714 8.42%
Chinese 3,693,977 4,113,299 419,322 10.74%
All other Hispanic or Latino 1,228,371 1,632,677 404,306 28.26%
Dominican 1,719,678 1,986,971 267,293 14.42%
Cuban 2,014,010 2,278,034 264,024 12.30%
Salvadoran 2,022,687 2,239,472 216,785 10.17%
Eastern European 329,123 536,853 207,730 47.98%
British 660,351 851,143 190,792 25.25%
Guatemalan 1,296,634 1,479,715 183,081 13.19%
Honduran 785,332 946,414 161,082 18.60%
Filipino 2,717,844 2,875,514 157,670 5.64%
American Indian 1,956,914 2,111,167 154,253 7.58%
Venezuelan 273,343 425,761 152,418 43.60%
African 1,401,684 1,550,482 148,798 10.08%
Colombian 1,060,519 1,183,334 122,815 10.95%
Total Arab 1,245,506 1,364,110 118,604 9.09%
Northern European 219,171 317,984 98,813 36.79%
Nigerian 265,973 353,885 87,912 28.37%
Scandinavian 266,718 338,511 71,793 23.72%
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 2,183,191 2,254,677 71,486 3.22%
Two or more Asian 373,962 438,446 64,484 15.87%
Ethiopian 214,670 273,976 59,306 24.27%
Other Arab 215,227 274,511 59,284 24.21%
Pakistani 414,880 472,610 57,730 13.01%
Other Subsaharan African 137,511 194,601 57,090 34.38%
Nepalese 103,526 160,391 56,865 43.09%
Spaniard 756,552 812,159 55,607 7.09%
Haitian 816,017 871,045 55,028 6.52%
Brazilian 263,648 317,830 54,182 18.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 546,255 599,868 53,613 9.36%
Peruvian 620,074 664,549 44,475 6.92%
Burmese 126,590 168,851 42,261 28.61%
Ecuadorian 677,183 713,512 36,329 5.22%
Somali 119,421 151,653 32,232 23.78%
Afghan 83,381 111,935 28,554 29.24%
Jamaican 823,626 849,779 26,153 3.13%
Hmong 267,009 293,056 26,047 9.30%
Other Asian, not specified 131,130 155,755 24,625 17.17%
Bangladeshi 153,234 177,778 24,544 14.83%
Iraqi 100,727 124,544 23,817 21.15%
Argentinean 262,841 285,043 22,202 8.10%
Kenyan 51,090 72,219 21,129 34.27%
Ghanaian 100,416 118,993 18,577 16.93%
Egyptian 185,873 204,220 18,347 9.41%
Thai 188,673 205,145 16,472 8.37%
Nicaraguan 407,288 422,273 14,985 3.61%
Liberian 49,839 64,252 14,413 25.27%
Sudanese 39,833 54,136 14,303 30.44%
Taiwanese 158,122 172,329 14,207 8.60%
Moroccan 69,413 82,883 13,470 17.69%
Costa Rican 144,258 157,480 13,222 8.76%
Palestinian 79,880 92,488 12,608 14.63%
Panamanian 190,557 202,418 11,861 6.04%
Jordanian 56,908 66,864 9,956 16.09%
Syrian 80,135 89,660 9,525 11.22%
Alaska Native tribes 108,204 116,314 8,110 7.22%
Bolivian 112,953 121,034 8,081 6.91%
Chilean 149,472 156,808 7,336 4.79%
Guyanese 190,986 197,663 6,677 3.44%
Cape Verdean 75,356 80,572 5,216 6.69%
Sri Lankan 46,036 51,224 5,188 10.67%
Turkish 138,494 143,474 4,980 3.53%
Ugandan 11,696 15,894 4,198 30.43%
Mongolian 15,919 19,860 3,941 22.03%
Bhutanese 21,441 25,240 3,799 16.28%
Sierra Leonean 15,278 18,525 3,247 19.21%
Indonesian 71,451 74,683 3,232 4.42%
Bahamian 28,454 31,360 2,906 9.72%
Belizean 37,824 40,325 2,501 6.40%
Pennsylvania German 192,001 194,366 2,365 1.22%
Macedonian 39,186 41,500 2,314 5.74%
United States Virgin Islander 10,437 12,398 1,961 17.18%
Paraguayan 22,767 24,627 1,860 7.85%
Bulgarian 71,319 73,066 1,747 2.42%
Malaysian 18,803 20,366 1,563 7.98%
British West Indian 75,737 77,291 1,554 2.03%
Other Central American 40,174 41,680 1,506 3.68%
Zimbabwean 7,386 8,841 1,455 17.93%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 155,691 157,014 1,323 0.85%
Other Asian, specified 4,364 5,684 1,320 26.27%
Senegalese 12,815 14,054 1,239 9.22%
Albanian 156,531 157,516 985 0.63%
Cypriot 4,817 5,743 926 17.54%
Uruguayan 62,902 63,352 450 0.71%
New Zealander 9,665 10,054 389 3.95%
Other West Indian 3,788 4,129 341 8.61%
Soviet Union 1,494 1,828 334 20.11%
German Russian 12,753 13,082 329 2.55%
Okinawan 3,039 3,210 171 5.47%
Bermudan 3,009 3,039 30 0.99%
South African 38,099 37,856 -243 -0.64%
Alsatian 3,623 3,143 -480 -14.19%
Barbadian 43,842 43,285 -557 -1.28%
Carpatho Rusyn 3,568 2,903 -665 -20.55%
Celtic 22,661 21,928 -733 -3.29%
Basque 24,802 23,905 -897 -3.68%
Estonian 12,848 11,854 -994 -8.05%
Iranian 362,193 361,196 -997 -0.28%
Australian 41,712 40,643 -1,069 -2.60%
Cajun 70,027 68,479 -1,548 -2.24%
Luxembourger 11,743 9,973 -1,770 -16.30%
Romanian 247,429 245,262 -2,167 -0.88%
Serbian 95,717 93,418 -2,299 -2.43%
Maltese 16,582 14,254 -2,328 -15.10%
Icelander 16,901 14,347 -2,554 -16.35%
Latvian 37,090 34,475 -2,615 -7.31%
Slavic 48,183 45,391 -2,792 -5.97%
Dutch West Indian 11,872 8,184 -3,688 -36.78%
Korean 1,460,214 1,455,185 -5,029 -0.34%
Cambodian 263,396 257,994 -5,402 -2.07%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 80,856 75,129 -5,727 -7.34%
Slovene 60,043 54,297 -5,746 -10.05%
Laotian 207,999 201,675 -6,324 -3.09%
Other South American 32,362 25,934 -6,428 -22.05%
Ukrainian 498,093 491,174 -6,919 -1.40%
Japanese 779,637 770,798 -8,839 -1.14%
Spanish American 26,038 16,712 -9,326 -43.63%
Lebanese 236,422 226,999 -9,423 -4.07%
Israeli 88,952 79,222 -9,730 -11.57%
Belgian 108,690 97,165 -11,525 -11.20%
Spanish 511,369 496,682 -14,687 -2.91%
West Indian 172,894 156,828 -16,066 -9.75%
Czechoslovakian 125,056 107,475 -17,581 -15.12%
Armenian 322,420 303,951 -18,469 -5.90%
Arab 220,921 201,941 -18,980 -8.98%
Croatian 153,011 133,885 -19,126 -13.33%
Swiss 227,219 208,062 -19,157 -8.80%
Finnish 212,702 192,947 -19,755 -9.74%
Austrian 162,033 138,956 -23,077 -15.33%
Yugoslavian 181,566 153,815 -27,751 -16.55%
Lithuanian 204,815 176,989 -27,826 -14.58%
Welsh 376,110 342,061 -34,049 -9.48%
Slovak 248,443 211,755 -36,688 -15.94%
Canadian 337,967 298,637 -39,330 -12.36%
Danish 339,322 293,019 -46,303 -14.64%
Greek 582,315 530,418 -51,897 -9.33%
Hungarian 450,119 397,585 -52,534 -12.39%
Portuguese 625,188 572,159 -53,029 -8.86%
Czech 421,316 362,489 -58,827 -15.01%
French Canadian 932,239 872,327 -59,912 -6.64%
Scottish 1,716,315 1,580,194 -136,121 -8.26%
Scotch-Irish 1,375,761 1,237,372 -138,389 -10.59%
Dutch 1,136,889 992,931 -143,958 -13.52%
Russian 1,085,540 933,948 -151,592 -15.01%
Norwegian 1,474,745 1,319,277 -155,468 -11.13%
Swedish 961,300 793,864 -167,436 -19.08%
French 1,836,991 1,537,856 -299,135 -17.73%
Polish 3,192,151 2,849,956 -342,195 -11.33%
Italian 6,652,806 5,880,904 -771,902 -12.32%
Irish 9,438,313 8,204,334 -1,233,979 -13.99%
English 8,992,416 7,521,336 -1,471,080 -17.82%
German 15,816,883 13,492,931 -2,323,952 -15.86%
American 19,562,123 17,161,563 -2,400,560 -13.07%

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All of the data on this page is sourced from the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, from the United States Census Bureau. The latest year for the ACS is currently 2019.

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