Arkansas Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Arkansas Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 2,307,849 2,307,136 2,302,141 2,302,874 2,301,044
African American 459,748 460,638 459,969 460,970 459,542
American 313,178 301,982 298,349 292,633 288,150
Hispanic or Latino 203,226 207,049 213,246 219,052 224,130
Mexican 152,982 154,215 158,362 159,273 161,614
English 137,579 129,074 114,919 103,594 92,334
German 112,560 107,069 101,260 96,033 91,788
Irish 105,705 99,019 93,759 88,559 83,355
Some Other Race 62,484 67,645 75,106 78,981 83,576
Asian 40,336 41,539 42,368 43,988 45,504
European 37,379 36,874 33,632 31,003 32,192
Scottish 19,754 19,815 19,038 19,562 18,914
Scotch-Irish 19,303 18,299 17,244 16,946 16,507
Salvadoran 17,965 19,138 20,154 22,270 24,241
Italian 17,191 16,343 16,196 15,908 15,318
American Indian 13,800 14,636 15,442 15,989 16,270
French 13,276 12,636 11,781 11,029 10,429
Asian Indian 9,737 10,589 10,143 10,774 11,041
Polish 8,174 7,657 6,889 7,173 7,243
Dutch 7,886 7,929 7,653 7,444 6,829
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 6,845 6,738 7,062 7,969 8,733
Chinese 6,364 6,396 6,991 6,874 6,613
Subsaharan African 6,181 6,652 7,657 10,767 15,116
Guatemalan 5,803 6,323 5,917 6,397 6,317
Puerto Rican 5,594 5,973 6,235 7,105 7,446
Norwegian 5,334 5,399 5,329 5,628 5,500
British 5,096 4,769 5,394 6,671 7,341
African 4,974 5,447 6,143 9,024 12,977
Swedish 4,755 4,098 3,885 3,935 3,540
Filipino 4,623 4,699 4,211 4,226 4,673
All other Hispanic or Latino 4,308 5,074 5,333 5,906 6,494
Laotian 3,801 4,292 4,626 4,116 4,679
Total Arab 3,654 3,628 4,120 3,605 3,657
Welsh 3,522 3,497 3,429 3,065 3,113
French Canadian 3,205 3,206 3,040 3,064 2,609
Honduran 2,799 3,245 3,300 3,707 3,816
Spaniard 2,689 2,706 2,831 2,902 2,981
Danish 2,065 1,856 1,887 1,693 1,577
Korean 2,037 2,153 2,471 2,676 2,718
Spanish 2,034 1,701 1,373 1,443 1,797
Czech 1,750 1,772 1,933 1,847 1,774
Colombian 1,748 1,465 1,403 1,399 1,058
Cuban 1,507 1,798 2,074 2,439 2,163
Hmong 1,356 1,548 1,223 1,816 1,850
Russian 1,321 1,162 1,067 967 851
Swiss 1,315 1,290 1,050 1,134 1,162
Scandinavian 1,314 1,258 1,284 1,444 1,693
Cajun 1,235 1,172 1,297 1,253 994
Pakistani 1,225 1,154 1,671 1,623 1,603
Canadian 1,220 1,132 1,163 1,185 952
Greek 1,213 1,189 1,298 1,233 1,140
Peruvian 1,155 975 1,023 786 709
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 1,121 1,235 1,270 1,186 1,245
Hungarian 1,115 1,031 921 888 995
Northern European 1,003 1,105 1,549 2,115 2,303
Arab 953 1,066 1,373 904 900
Japanese 948 955 1,134 1,319 1,374
Portuguese 933 873 879 949 993
Czechoslovakian 925 987 1,100 1,057 847
Austrian 921 669 712 544 516
Thai 902 966 1,059 1,168 1,265
Bolivian 818 771 769 690 423
Ukrainian 772 664 767 680 818
Romanian 766 799 997 1,096 1,068
Costa Rican 644 477 405 349 251
Nicaraguan 600 607 797 782 951
Dominican 600 518 610 571 714
Bangladeshi 574 580 464 497 614
Other Arab 539 549 856 789 846
Finnish 538 540 433 465 389
Lebanese 537 547 543 476 472
Other Asian, not specified 496 599 565 637 398
Cambodian 491 598 413 487 453
Palestinian 482 431 320 384 302
Bulgarian 472 262 126 67 88
Lithuanian 462 435 446 492 490
Ecuadorian 448 522 630 591 450
Iranian 434 472 560 523 561
Slovak 417 446 359 386 453
Dutch West Indian 410 389 424 415 315
Two or more Asian 392 476 597 589 713
Other Central American 387 303 214 398 338
Nigerian 380 354 535 540 564
Jamaican 359 351 414 315 208
Panamanian 347 446 660 610 599
Belgian 334 413 427 391 445
Turkish 315 177 168 256 116
Venezuelan 313 235 274 357 427
Syrian 300 194 167 155 151
Icelander 293 34 28 16 8
Yugoslavian 284 154 193 205 199
Iraqi 279 252 288 312 319
Other Subsaharan African 276 271 316 369 682
Eastern European 271 389 604 858 1,534
Taiwanese 266 267 213 227 224
Argentinean 260 307 387 356 589
Armenian 254 237 307 251 277
Moroccan 243 169 250 145 172
Ethiopian 242 179 221 226 112
Pennsylvania German 234 212 212 207 245
Serbian 231 226 238 185 241
Burmese 213 230 231 347 261
Egyptian 210 308 275 371 350
Sri Lankan 199 126 77 34 44
Brazilian 191 229 284 380 524
Indonesian 184 114 136 97 185
Celtic 174 90 107 99 109
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 161 203 228 43 95
Alaska Native tribes 156 113 195 222 237
Croatian 152 169 142 185 232
South African 141 127 151 240 272
Malaysian 131 125 96 88 66
Chilean 126 152 274 374 433
Haitian 116 117 122 103 166
Jordanian 111 112 48 69 145
Australian 104 107 145 170 179
Ghanaian 93 140 143 90 171
Albanian 92 142 107 24 51
Estonian 86 89 48 46 25
Slavic 86 38 42 34 36
Nepalese 83 118 134 178 151
West Indian 77 111 130 139 143
Latvian 60 138 111 137 124
Spanish American 58 60 124 112 54
Guyanese 48 46 51 50 5
Slovene 48 59 83 82 76
Kenyan 47 81 71 134 187
British West Indian 41 41 3 0 59
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 36 130 103 114 125
Belizean 34 24 24 28 102
Barbadian 34 22 0 0 0
Uruguayan 32 28 15 15 11
Basque 29 108 174 178 219
New Zealander 27 26 22 21 34
Israeli 18 17 10 19 76
Mongolian 17 51 61 42 77
Maltese 16 20 15 9 13
Liberian 15 21 27 33 24
Macedonian 14 19 35 22 23
Other West Indian 14 14 0 0 0
Afghan 13 11 10 11 18
Senegalese 13 6 5 0 0
Luxembourger 11 12 13 24 26
Paraguayan 9 10 82 78 100
Alsatian 7 16 15 33 32

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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