Alaska Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

Below, we'll show you the full list of different ancestries reported in Alaska 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.

Alaska Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 484,250 483,518 481,971 478,834 476,015
Alaska Native tribes 86,798 88,191 88,804 89,570 91,206
Hispanic or Latino 47,808 49,031 50,162 51,186 51,870
Asian 42,921 44,218 45,604 46,556 45,920
German 34,578 31,840 29,937 27,921 27,050
American 27,135 25,979 23,301 22,259 20,524
Mexican 25,774 26,187 27,254 28,049 28,205
African American 25,022 24,443 23,702 24,129 24,205
Filipino 23,357 24,824 25,855 26,728 26,939
Irish 19,458 17,711 15,846 15,050 14,388
English 16,424 16,231 15,179 13,781 12,774
European 10,001 11,277 12,261 13,447 13,440
Some Other Race 9,273 9,900 10,505 11,027 11,308
Norwegian 9,026 8,630 7,917 7,358 6,753
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 8,841 8,862 9,075 8,849 9,204
Puerto Rican 6,772 7,061 7,332 7,312 7,427
Italian 5,498 5,567 5,087 4,878 4,692
Scottish 5,039 4,753 4,506 4,438 4,560
Korean 4,980 4,697 4,849 4,556 4,498
Hmong 4,166 3,993 3,979 4,718 4,863
American Indian 3,954 4,857 5,073 5,646 6,046
Polish 3,906 4,475 4,435 4,352 4,005
Swedish 3,577 3,455 3,586 3,123 2,859
Russian 3,561 3,489 3,467 3,452 2,916
Scotch-Irish 3,377 3,282 3,088 3,015 3,025
French 3,044 2,676 2,501 2,439 2,122
Subsaharan African 2,599 2,777 3,062 3,923 4,088
Dutch 2,577 2,385 2,678 2,424 2,389
Chinese 2,365 2,071 2,071 2,161 2,172
Northern European 2,203 2,184 2,211 2,036 2,179
Dominican 2,112 2,555 2,271 2,747 2,558
Spaniard 2,076 1,982 2,114 1,808 1,989
Spanish 2,050 2,011 1,982 1,599 1,398
All other Hispanic or Latino 2,024 2,220 2,512 2,256 2,336
French Canadian 1,974 1,869 1,813 1,566 1,429
Scandinavian 1,882 1,939 1,980 2,457 2,551
Ukrainian 1,656 1,115 1,398 1,434 1,343
Japanese 1,584 1,485 1,526 1,335 1,375
British 1,542 1,346 1,568 1,851 1,960
Finnish 1,511 1,482 1,589 1,173 1,264
Danish 1,461 1,448 1,444 1,257 1,144
Laotian 1,279 1,233 1,154 1,168 821
Colombian 1,263 1,477 1,517 1,613 1,701
Welsh 1,163 1,302 1,099 963 783
Czech 1,106 971 781 879 880
Swiss 1,017 755 700 604 609
African 998 1,047 772 1,328 1,404
Thai 980 1,452 1,728 1,786 1,477
Two or more Asian 971 1,075 945 953 852
Salvadoran 969 860 875 967 1,092
Canadian 916 859 811 821 688
Cuban 899 822 813 933 1,156
Asian Indian 856 835 849 777 790
Portuguese 715 586 415 481 437
Honduran 671 600 244 341 311
Peruvian 651 842 819 932 994
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 592 589 710 632 581
Guatemalan 565 523 440 392 417
Total Arab 554 511 394 256 349
Greek 542 785 799 743 642
Austrian 531 383 376 300 310
Sudanese 516 601 964 902 767
Panamanian 507 453 326 297 246
Hungarian 466 421 456 419 430
Somali 447 375 354 296 433
Macedonian 376 323 169 147 134
Bangladeshi 375 382 361 210 23
Slovak 343 267 185 172 236
Eastern European 321 459 511 586 689
Nigerian 318 344 521 592 815
Albanian 300 230 286 324 243
Pennsylvania German 292 208 143 93 56
Nicaraguan 266 177 303 317 393
Yugoslavian 257 264 234 190 73
Romanian 251 221 357 354 397
Ecuadorian 240 308 232 322 544
Lithuanian 237 261 337 236 297
Croatian 225 246 288 245 206
Lebanese 221 240 248 98 100
Turkish 213 341 368 304 301
Chilean 208 244 216 135 55
Czechoslovakian 202 237 294 311 321
Serbian 199 196 282 243 207
Bhutanese 195 236 282 0 0
West Indian 178 103 123 136 134
Other Asian, not specified 176 248 186 130 144
Argentinean 171 103 127 184 175
Belgian 170 138 158 137 128
Costa Rican 169 151 159 274 131
Jamaican 169 152 146 126 150
Uruguayan 163 72 95 102 88
Haitian 162 238 287 205 131
Nepalese 158 85 115 164 149
Bulgarian 143 116 152 123 134
Icelander 138 103 64 66 117
Slovene 127 87 80 78 94
Cajun 126 93 160 183 211
Palestinian 122 182 52 63 58
Paraguayan 119 128 151 149 88
Iranian 115 111 94 173 149
German Russian 111 94 110 42 72
Other Arab 109 24 40 39 33
Ethiopian 105 89 110 107 116
Latvian 93 92 65 91 52
Cambodian 93 91 113 114 76
New Zealander 89 112 126 77 66
Other Subsaharan African 85 153 154 519 362
Venezuelan 81 108 218 252 360
Slavic 78 123 131 60 47
Indonesian 72 37 43 22 44
Basque 72 113 71 64 62
Belizean 64 62 65 51 38
Armenian 63 72 46 56 63
Malaysian 62 121 73 93 69
Ghanaian 56 55 49 24 22
Bolivian 55 61 83 76 72
Afghan 53 59 78 69 2
Egyptian 50 32 19 8 103
Brazilian 50 69 67 62 96
Estonian 48 20 20 18 10
Pakistani 44 57 129 136 106
Sri Lankan 44 73 28 24 18
Celtic 43 62 77 87 83
Mongolian 35 23 44 61 64
South African 31 26 42 8 29
Jordanian 26 0 0 0 0
Alsatian 25 25 7 0 0
Kenyan 23 73 82 112 102
Australian 22 26 57 105 122
Moroccan 20 22 23 38 11
Luxembourger 18 13 20 15 17
British West Indian 16 20 13 32 39
Taiwanese 13 51 63 220 242
Israeli 12 4 5 16 20
Carpatho Rusyn 11 11 0 0 0
Okinawan 11 13 0 0 0
Cape Verdean 10 7 6 5 4
Senegalese 5 4 5 3 0
Liberian 5 3 3 27 34
Guyanese 5 3 0 0 34
Other South American 3 6 0 40 36
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 3 3 0 0 0
Dutch West Indian 3 3 0 0 0
Syrian 3 3 8 8 9
Iraqi 2 2 1 0 0
Burmese 2 2 3 4 13
Arab 1 6 3 2 35

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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