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 6 years. These start from the latest figures from the Census Bureau for , back to -5.

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 2020
White 484,250 483,518 481,971 478,834 476,015 466,961
Alaska Native tribes 86,798 88,191 88,804 89,570 91,206 87,870
Hispanic or Latino 47,808 49,031 50,162 51,186 51,870 53,059
Asian 42,921 44,218 45,604 46,556 45,920 47,289
German 34,578 31,840 29,937 27,921 27,050 26,398
American 27,135 25,979 23,301 22,259 20,524 19,817
Mexican 25,774 26,187 27,254 28,049 28,205 28,634
African American 25,022 24,443 23,702 24,129 24,205 23,894
Filipino 23,357 24,824 25,855 26,728 26,939 26,466
Irish 19,458 17,711 15,846 15,050 14,388 13,983
English 16,424 16,231 15,179 13,781 12,774 13,723
European 10,001 11,277 12,261 13,447 13,440 14,174
Some Other Race 9,273 9,900 10,505 11,027 11,308 12,231
Norwegian 9,026 8,630 7,917 7,358 6,753 6,593
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 8,841 8,862 9,075 8,849 9,204 10,485
Puerto Rican 6,772 7,061 7,332 7,312 7,427 7,507
Italian 5,498 5,567 5,087 4,878 4,692 4,633
Scottish 5,039 4,753 4,506 4,438 4,560 4,203
Korean 4,980 4,697 4,849 4,556 4,498 5,206
Hmong 4,166 3,993 3,979 4,718 4,863 5,541
American Indian 3,954 4,857 5,073 5,646 6,046 5,887
Polish 3,906 4,475 4,435 4,352 4,005 3,636
Swedish 3,577 3,455 3,586 3,123 2,859 3,100
Russian 3,561 3,489 3,467 3,452 2,916 2,647
Scotch-Irish 3,377 3,282 3,088 3,015 3,025 2,807
French 3,044 2,676 2,501 2,439 2,122 2,100
Subsaharan African 2,599 2,777 3,062 3,923 4,088 4,154
Dutch 2,577 2,385 2,678 2,424 2,389 2,295
Chinese 2,365 2,071 2,071 2,161 2,172 2,134
Northern European 2,203 2,184 2,211 2,036 2,179 1,881
Dominican 2,112 2,555 2,271 2,747 2,558 2,288
Spaniard 2,076 1,982 2,114 1,808 1,989 1,825
Spanish 2,050 2,011 1,982 1,599 1,398 1,703
All other Hispanic or Latino 2,024 2,220 2,512 2,256 2,336 2,754
French Canadian 1,974 1,869 1,813 1,566 1,429 1,611
Scandinavian 1,882 1,939 1,980 2,457 2,551 2,632
Ukrainian 1,656 1,115 1,398 1,434 1,343 1,069
Japanese 1,584 1,485 1,526 1,335 1,375 1,487
British 1,542 1,346 1,568 1,851 1,960 2,022
Finnish 1,511 1,482 1,589 1,173 1,264 1,198
Danish 1,461 1,448 1,444 1,257 1,144 1,013
Laotian 1,279 1,233 1,154 1,168 821 811
Colombian 1,263 1,477 1,517 1,613 1,701 1,796
Welsh 1,163 1,302 1,099 963 783 905
Czech 1,106 971 781 879 880 1,012
Swiss 1,017 755 700 604 609 660
African 998 1,047 772 1,328 1,404 1,658
Thai 980 1,452 1,728 1,786 1,477 1,313
Two or more Asian 971 1,075 945 953 852 1,192
Salvadoran 969 860 875 967 1,092 1,107
Canadian 916 859 811 821 688 551
Cuban 899 822 813 933 1,156 1,537
Asian Indian 856 835 849 777 790 647
Portuguese 715 586 415 481 437 402
Honduran 671 600 244 341 311 326
Peruvian 651 842 819 932 994 1,106
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 592 589 710 632 581 500
Guatemalan 565 523 440 392 417 281
Total Arab 554 511 394 256 349 295
Greek 542 785 799 743 642 530
Austrian 531 383 376 300 310 363
Sudanese 516 601 964 902 767 1,091
Panamanian 507 453 326 297 246 342
Hungarian 466 421 456 419 430 386
Somali 447 375 354 296 433 254
Macedonian 376 323 169 147 134 39
Bangladeshi 375 382 361 210 23 31
Slovak 343 267 185 172 236 173
Eastern European 321 459 511 586 689 705
Nigerian 318 344 521 592 815 269
Albanian 300 230 286 324 243 236
Pennsylvania German 292 208 143 93 56 47
Nicaraguan 266 177 303 317 393 297
Yugoslavian 257 264 234 190 73 41
Romanian 251 221 357 354 397 459
Ecuadorian 240 308 232 322 544 595
Lithuanian 237 261 337 236 297 326
Croatian 225 246 288 245 206 181
Lebanese 221 240 248 98 100 80
Turkish 213 341 368 304 301 237
Chilean 208 244 216 135 55 64
Czechoslovakian 202 237 294 311 321 308
Serbian 199 196 282 243 207 230
Bhutanese 195 236 282 0 0 0
West Indian 178 103 123 136 134 83
Other Asian, not specified 176 248 186 130 144 445
Argentinean 171 103 127 184 175 172
Belgian 170 138 158 137 128 126
Costa Rican 169 151 159 274 131 166
Jamaican 169 152 146 126 150 118
Uruguayan 163 72 95 102 88 33
Haitian 162 238 287 205 131 143
Nepalese 158 85 115 164 149 289
Bulgarian 143 116 152 123 134 107
Icelander 138 103 64 66 117 134
Slovene 127 87 80 78 94 71
Cajun 126 93 160 183 211 155
Palestinian 122 182 52 63 58 45
Paraguayan 119 128 151 149 88 35
Iranian 115 111 94 173 149 201
German Russian 111 94 110 42 72 89
Other Arab 109 24 40 39 33 30
Ethiopian 105 89 110 107 116 218
Cambodian 93 91 113 114 76 168
Latvian 93 92 65 91 52 76
New Zealander 89 112 126 77 66 12
Other Subsaharan African 85 153 154 519 362 491
Venezuelan 81 108 218 252 360 254
Slavic 78 123 131 60 47 50
Indonesian 72 37 43 22 44 73
Basque 72 113 71 64 62 63
Belizean 64 62 65 51 38 3
Armenian 63 72 46 56 63 73
Malaysian 62 121 73 93 69 40
Ghanaian 56 55 49 24 22 6
Bolivian 55 61 83 76 72 61
Afghan 53 59 78 69 2 2
Egyptian 50 32 19 8 103 77
Brazilian 50 69 67 62 96 125
Estonian 48 20 20 18 10 12
Pakistani 44 57 129 136 106 171
Sri Lankan 44 73 28 24 18 66
Celtic 43 62 77 87 83 91
Mongolian 35 23 44 61 64 0
South African 31 26 42 8 29 28
Jordanian 26 0 0 0 0 0
Alsatian 25 25 7 0 0 0
Kenyan 23 73 82 112 102 47
Australian 22 26 57 105 122 221
Moroccan 20 22 23 38 11 8
Luxembourger 18 13 20 15 17 14
British West Indian 16 20 13 32 39 32
Taiwanese 13 51 63 220 242 266
Israeli 12 4 5 16 20 14
Okinawan 11 13 0 0 0 6
Carpatho Rusyn 11 11 0 0 0 0
Cape Verdean 10 7 6 5 4 2
Guyanese 5 3 0 0 34 38
Liberian 5 3 3 27 34 37
Senegalese 5 4 5 3 0 0
Other South American 3 6 0 40 36 34
Syrian 3 3 8 8 9 21
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 3 3 0 0 0 0
Dutch West Indian 3 3 0 0 0 0
Burmese 2 2 3 4 13 14
Iraqi 2 2 1 0 0 0
Arab 1 6 3 2 35 34

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 .

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