Largest Ethnic/Racial Groups in the United States

On this page, you'll find details on the largest ethnic ancestries 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 ethnic and racial groups.

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

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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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