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 6 years. These start from the latest figures from the Census Bureau for 2020, 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 2020
White 3,325,464 3,325,037 3,317,702 3,317,453 3,320,247 3,302,834
African American 1,276,544 1,282,053 1,287,167 1,293,186 1,299,048 1,301,319
American 700,039 688,791 701,219 724,635 731,725 713,888
English 198,527 189,757 176,613 165,740 158,850 185,864
Hispanic or Latino 193,492 193,503 198,375 203,146 208,626 212,951
Irish 170,618 168,341 163,610 153,616 144,603 142,720
Mexican 128,381 124,935 123,596 124,210 126,071 124,956
German 114,646 110,418 105,402 100,162 94,389 93,098
Some Other Race 61,078 61,991 66,942 70,055 70,662 74,996
Asian 59,599 60,744 62,815 64,609 66,270 67,909
Scotch-Irish 42,954 42,041 40,298 38,251 36,358 34,789
European 37,311 42,304 46,629 51,117 57,534 60,041
Subsaharan African 37,012 37,817 42,621 43,365 42,126 35,509
Scottish 36,976 37,214 36,077 35,390 34,648 34,631
African 32,933 33,137 37,443 37,567 36,251 30,945
Italian 31,360 30,740 30,197 27,998 27,840 27,242
American Indian 19,407 19,279 20,536 20,822 20,624 19,553
French 19,018 18,192 17,977 17,010 15,378 15,120
Guatemalan 16,976 17,734 19,196 18,460 20,451 19,781
Puerto Rican 14,524 16,391 17,833 20,635 21,688 23,613
British 12,406 13,179 12,974 13,858 14,438 14,057
Asian Indian 11,915 12,459 11,823 12,456 13,201 13,666
Chinese 11,286 12,052 12,843 12,505 12,770 13,228
Korean 10,544 11,068 11,630 12,096 11,640 11,649
Polish 9,961 9,950 9,411 9,156 8,801 8,631
Dutch 9,539 8,127 7,765 7,190 6,939 6,232
Total Arab 6,842 7,899 7,841 6,996 5,970 7,442
Norwegian 5,804 5,392 5,292 5,357 5,414 5,373
Filipino 5,586 5,891 5,873 6,105 6,517 6,872
Swedish 5,419 5,138 4,967 4,528 4,407 4,237
Welsh 5,216 5,412 5,511 5,287 5,067 5,607
Cuban 5,155 5,423 5,324 5,449 4,880 6,484
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 4,774 5,686 5,780 6,179 6,089 6,323
All other Hispanic or Latino 4,471 5,520 7,169 8,422 9,914 10,826
French Canadian 4,217 4,272 4,590 4,101 4,225 3,753
Greek 3,515 3,633 3,792 3,696 3,456 3,015
Russian 3,293 3,657 3,371 3,061 2,838 2,534
Honduran 3,156 3,920 3,917 4,255 5,119 5,089
Spaniard 3,007 2,406 2,561 2,388 2,314 2,905
Salvadoran 2,913 3,174 3,259 3,645 3,583 3,987
Panamanian 2,833 2,475 3,118 3,235 3,342 2,579
Lebanese 2,604 2,832 2,467 2,264 2,016 2,337
Colombian 2,461 2,264 2,351 1,924 1,858 2,023
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,439 2,008 2,213 2,182 2,238 2,042
Jamaican 2,153 2,521 2,530 2,627 2,507 2,789
Hungarian 1,993 2,051 2,311 2,243 1,916 2,155
Pakistani 1,900 1,677 1,538 2,055 2,240 2,181
Japanese 1,838 2,048 2,378 2,693 2,674 2,729
Canadian 1,670 1,710 1,702 1,754 1,725 1,534
Spanish 1,588 1,456 1,300 1,247 972 1,405
Nicaraguan 1,546 1,159 1,506 1,370 961 843
Laotian 1,497 1,483 1,497 1,205 1,280 1,070
Northern European 1,356 1,561 1,527 1,959 2,531 2,979
Czech 1,349 1,610 1,514 1,334 1,371 1,218
Nigerian 1,314 1,554 1,658 2,262 2,117 1,859
Thai 1,306 1,387 1,783 1,626 1,768 1,923
Scandinavian 1,284 1,379 1,565 2,081 2,425 3,215
Dominican 1,275 1,134 1,186 1,327 1,551 1,588
Other Arab 1,271 1,385 1,588 1,324 1,065 1,115
Swiss 1,203 1,088 895 887 774 831
Venezuelan 1,147 1,424 1,516 1,721 1,638 2,059
Danish 1,140 1,149 1,298 1,246 1,033 1,239
Haitian 1,058 1,463 1,580 1,807 1,678 1,532
Peruvian 1,057 1,176 1,242 1,632 1,585 1,665
Austrian 1,020 1,066 930 839 782 658
Arab 961 1,338 1,479 1,222 1,064 1,051
Ukrainian 948 1,154 1,163 1,165 1,265 1,134
Portuguese 858 821 832 970 1,449 1,703
Iranian 828 1,010 1,139 1,190 1,266 1,256
Other Asian, not specified 810 542 621 975 878 873
Cambodian 802 634 769 819 813 673
Czechoslovakian 790 759 718 719 652 568
Eastern European 769 1,029 1,363 2,385 3,097 3,523
Finnish 748 690 536 677 697 673
Kenyan 727 867 1,081 900 967 626
Costa Rican 722 578 577 558 543 518
Belgian 697 651 578 571 373 426
Cajun 691 673 707 723 643 490
Ecuadorian 681 782 782 893 736 940
Egyptian 661 526 536 475 430 410
Brazilian 660 535 525 789 774 887
Lithuanian 653 672 652 579 728 736
Croatian 643 664 716 559 416 546
Other Subsaharan African 630 653 793 835 972 760
Romanian 626 580 721 750 885 942
Slovak 581 643 611 531 538 493
Bangladeshi 577 759 784 625 714 721
Turkish 557 610 553 663 793 754
Two or more Asian 553 672 792 709 904 1,036
Argentinean 465 463 547 595 537 580
Palestinian 444 674 664 793 709 1,321
West Indian 439 420 464 322 493 657
Nepalese 424 336 434 629 695 703
Indonesian 388 106 41 116 137 218
Ethiopian 383 479 490 435 369 408
Chilean 356 435 529 525 442 563
Bahamian 338 373 340 280 347 187
Jordanian 334 365 231 163 113 39
Yugoslavian 329 288 222 251 226 193
Sri Lankan 324 209 279 283 137 0
Bolivian 315 259 237 137 56 106
Australian 301 329 539 451 385 328
Pennsylvania German 292 253 168 228 266 203
Slavic 286 235 237 214 226 198
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 278 259 220 257 197 411
Ghanaian 266 193 253 266 193 206
Armenian 261 352 313 363 294 298
South African 257 362 290 388 421 233
Guyanese 253 312 323 293 198 141
Hmong 231 160 6 26 118 133
Celtic 231 254 205 345 323 330
Moroccan 230 267 314 336 248 737
Sudanese 200 220 232 249 334 39
Syrian 198 229 271 202 157 203
Latvian 198 173 207 242 298 214
Taiwanese 186 228 279 291 487 833
Bulgarian 173 203 242 175 222 167
Serbian 155 138 181 180 89 103
Albanian 152 126 83 119 65 74
Israeli 147 298 499 385 103 95
Iraqi 139 283 291 217 168 229
German Russian 126 129 39 57 43 48
British West Indian 124 136 145 159 137 84
Malaysian 121 98 117 48 47 158
Uruguayan 121 156 257 212 118 93
Barbadian 119 174 138 153 190 132
Other Central American 117 27 0 0 21 84
Slovene 108 94 56 51 58 41
Liberian 100 69 94 115 111 161
Paraguayan 96 66 85 96 44 40
Alaska Native tribes 90 105 85 133 107 64
Estonian 84 40 0 3 2 2
Dutch West Indian 74 153 147 163 153 102
Other South American 72 94 206 171 168 177
Senegalese 68 76 73 78 93 8
Luxembourger 67 91 75 78 5 7
Ugandan 67 97 51 100 104 91
Burmese 64 36 64 60 37 60
Belizean 59 56 39 60 49 33
Spanish American 57 52 81 39 34 47
New Zealander 57 55 40 33 52 49
United States Virgin Islander 47 36 83 259 246 240
Icelander 46 55 65 48 37 32
Other West Indian 45 53 39 27 27 13
Maltese 44 26 35 22 8 4
Bermudan 40 42 55 65 65 143
Afghan 36 48 45 45 41 133
Cape Verdean 29 30 71 64 68 21
Basque 28 18 34 37 44 45
Mongolian 25 31 0 0 24 89
Alsatian 18 0 0 0 0 0
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 17 16 19 18 16 2
Somali 16 12 2 0 0 0
Zimbabwean 16 55 75 92 116 137
Macedonian 14 31 51 38 38 58
Okinawan 10 35 21 28 27 9
Cypriot 8 8 0 0 0 0
Carpatho Rusyn 7 9 9 10 11 11
Sierra Leonean 6 13 15 14 10 15

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 2020.

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