Alabama Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

On this page, you'll find details on the largest ethnic ancestries in Alabama, with links to ancestry pages to research more data.

Below, we'll show you the full list of different ancestries reported in Alabama for the past 5 years. These start from the latest figures from the Census Bureau for 2019, back to 2015.

To make the surfacing of this data easier, we've listed it in descending order based on the most recent year of data available, which means that past years may not be in the correct descending order.

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

Alabama Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 3,325,464 3,325,037 3,317,702 3,317,453 3,320,247
African American 1,276,544 1,282,053 1,287,167 1,293,186 1,299,048
American 700,039 688,791 701,219 724,635 731,725
English 198,527 189,757 176,613 165,740 158,850
Hispanic or Latino 193,492 193,503 198,375 203,146 208,626
Irish 170,618 168,341 163,610 153,616 144,603
Mexican 128,381 124,935 123,596 124,210 126,071
German 114,646 110,418 105,402 100,162 94,389
Some Other Race 61,078 61,991 66,942 70,055 70,662
Asian 59,599 60,744 62,815 64,609 66,270
Scotch-Irish 42,954 42,041 40,298 38,251 36,358
European 37,311 42,304 46,629 51,117 57,534
Subsaharan African 37,012 37,817 42,621 43,365 42,126
Scottish 36,976 37,214 36,077 35,390 34,648
African 32,933 33,137 37,443 37,567 36,251
Italian 31,360 30,740 30,197 27,998 27,840
American Indian 19,407 19,279 20,536 20,822 20,624
French 19,018 18,192 17,977 17,010 15,378
Guatemalan 16,976 17,734 19,196 18,460 20,451
Puerto Rican 14,524 16,391 17,833 20,635 21,688
British 12,406 13,179 12,974 13,858 14,438
Asian Indian 11,915 12,459 11,823 12,456 13,201
Chinese 11,286 12,052 12,843 12,505 12,770
Korean 10,544 11,068 11,630 12,096 11,640
Polish 9,961 9,950 9,411 9,156 8,801
Dutch 9,539 8,127 7,765 7,190 6,939
Total Arab 6,842 7,899 7,841 6,996 5,970
Norwegian 5,804 5,392 5,292 5,357 5,414
Filipino 5,586 5,891 5,873 6,105 6,517
Swedish 5,419 5,138 4,967 4,528 4,407
Welsh 5,216 5,412 5,511 5,287 5,067
Cuban 5,155 5,423 5,324 5,449 4,880
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 4,774 5,686 5,780 6,179 6,089
All other Hispanic or Latino 4,471 5,520 7,169 8,422 9,914
French Canadian 4,217 4,272 4,590 4,101 4,225
Greek 3,515 3,633 3,792 3,696 3,456
Russian 3,293 3,657 3,371 3,061 2,838
Honduran 3,156 3,920 3,917 4,255 5,119
Spaniard 3,007 2,406 2,561 2,388 2,314
Salvadoran 2,913 3,174 3,259 3,645 3,583
Panamanian 2,833 2,475 3,118 3,235 3,342
Lebanese 2,604 2,832 2,467 2,264 2,016
Colombian 2,461 2,264 2,351 1,924 1,858
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,439 2,008 2,213 2,182 2,238
Jamaican 2,153 2,521 2,530 2,627 2,507
Hungarian 1,993 2,051 2,311 2,243 1,916
Pakistani 1,900 1,677 1,538 2,055 2,240
Japanese 1,838 2,048 2,378 2,693 2,674
Canadian 1,670 1,710 1,702 1,754 1,725
Spanish 1,588 1,456 1,300 1,247 972
Nicaraguan 1,546 1,159 1,506 1,370 961
Laotian 1,497 1,483 1,497 1,205 1,280
Northern European 1,356 1,561 1,527 1,959 2,531
Czech 1,349 1,610 1,514 1,334 1,371
Nigerian 1,314 1,554 1,658 2,262 2,117
Thai 1,306 1,387 1,783 1,626 1,768
Scandinavian 1,284 1,379 1,565 2,081 2,425
Dominican 1,275 1,134 1,186 1,327 1,551
Other Arab 1,271 1,385 1,588 1,324 1,065
Swiss 1,203 1,088 895 887 774
Venezuelan 1,147 1,424 1,516 1,721 1,638
Danish 1,140 1,149 1,298 1,246 1,033
Haitian 1,058 1,463 1,580 1,807 1,678
Peruvian 1,057 1,176 1,242 1,632 1,585
Austrian 1,020 1,066 930 839 782
Arab 961 1,338 1,479 1,222 1,064
Ukrainian 948 1,154 1,163 1,165 1,265
Portuguese 858 821 832 970 1,449
Iranian 828 1,010 1,139 1,190 1,266
Other Asian, not specified 810 542 621 975 878
Cambodian 802 634 769 819 813
Czechoslovakian 790 759 718 719 652
Eastern European 769 1,029 1,363 2,385 3,097
Finnish 748 690 536 677 697
Kenyan 727 867 1,081 900 967
Costa Rican 722 578 577 558 543
Belgian 697 651 578 571 373
Cajun 691 673 707 723 643
Ecuadorian 681 782 782 893 736
Egyptian 661 526 536 475 430
Brazilian 660 535 525 789 774
Lithuanian 653 672 652 579 728
Croatian 643 664 716 559 416
Other Subsaharan African 630 653 793 835 972
Romanian 626 580 721 750 885
Slovak 581 643 611 531 538
Bangladeshi 577 759 784 625 714
Turkish 557 610 553 663 793
Two or more Asian 553 672 792 709 904
Argentinean 465 463 547 595 537
Palestinian 444 674 664 793 709
West Indian 439 420 464 322 493
Nepalese 424 336 434 629 695
Indonesian 388 106 41 116 137
Ethiopian 383 479 490 435 369
Chilean 356 435 529 525 442
Bahamian 338 373 340 280 347
Jordanian 334 365 231 163 113
Yugoslavian 329 288 222 251 226
Sri Lankan 324 209 279 283 137
Bolivian 315 259 237 137 56
Australian 301 329 539 451 385
Pennsylvania German 292 253 168 228 266
Slavic 286 235 237 214 226
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 278 259 220 257 197
Ghanaian 266 193 253 266 193
Armenian 261 352 313 363 294
South African 257 362 290 388 421
Guyanese 253 312 323 293 198
Hmong 231 160 6 26 118
Celtic 231 254 205 345 323
Moroccan 230 267 314 336 248
Sudanese 200 220 232 249 334
Latvian 198 173 207 242 298
Syrian 198 229 271 202 157
Taiwanese 186 228 279 291 487
Bulgarian 173 203 242 175 222
Serbian 155 138 181 180 89
Albanian 152 126 83 119 65
Israeli 147 298 499 385 103
Iraqi 139 283 291 217 168
German Russian 126 129 39 57 43
British West Indian 124 136 145 159 137
Uruguayan 121 156 257 212 118
Malaysian 121 98 117 48 47
Barbadian 119 174 138 153 190
Other Central American 117 27 0 0 21
Slovene 108 94 56 51 58
Liberian 100 69 94 115 111
Paraguayan 96 66 85 96 44
Alaska Native tribes 90 105 85 133 107
Estonian 84 40 0 3 2
Dutch West Indian 74 153 147 163 153
Other South American 72 94 206 171 168
Senegalese 68 76 73 78 93
Luxembourger 67 91 75 78 5
Ugandan 67 97 51 100 104
Burmese 64 36 64 60 37
Belizean 59 56 39 60 49
Spanish American 57 52 81 39 34
New Zealander 57 55 40 33 52
United States Virgin Islander 47 36 83 259 246
Icelander 46 55 65 48 37
Other West Indian 45 53 39 27 27
Maltese 44 26 35 22 8
Bermudan 40 42 55 65 65
Afghan 36 48 45 45 41
Cape Verdean 29 30 71 64 68
Basque 28 18 34 37 44
Mongolian 25 31 0 0 24
Alsatian 18 0 0 0 0
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 17 16 19 18 16
Zimbabwean 16 55 75 92 116
Somali 16 12 2 0 0
Macedonian 14 31 51 38 38
Okinawan 10 35 21 28 27
Cypriot 8 8 0 0 0
Carpatho Rusyn 7 9 9 10 11
Sierra Leonean 6 13 15 14 10

Data Source(s)

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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