Delaware Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Delaware Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 642,623 647,002 652,170 654,905 658,237
African American 200,481 203,027 206,290 209,892 212,302
Hispanic or Latino 80,706 82,662 84,793 86,315 88,364
Irish 45,661 43,938 42,794 40,294 38,186
American 41,798 50,187 66,496 51,471 49,425
German 37,008 36,125 34,932 32,450 29,734
Italian 35,480 34,809 34,315 31,222 29,554
English 35,424 33,418 31,424 29,759 28,298
Asian 33,643 34,428 36,553 36,723 37,009
Mexican 31,779 32,243 33,559 34,244 35,977
Puerto Rican 25,868 25,812 26,524 26,066 24,543
Some Other Race 20,995 20,452 18,512 18,034 18,350
Asian Indian 14,105 13,648 15,455 15,673 15,999
Polish 13,250 13,042 12,720 12,333 11,692
Subsaharan African 8,214 9,038 10,685 10,434 11,099
Chinese 7,232 8,434 8,694 8,635 8,703
Guatemalan 6,566 6,945 6,841 7,615 8,214
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 5,957 6,451 7,590 7,370 8,718
European 5,836 6,484 6,410 6,710 8,006
African 4,977 5,292 6,359 6,309 6,666
Scottish 4,528 4,578 4,217 4,243 4,155
Filipino 3,481 3,491 3,986 4,139 3,775
French 3,241 3,148 2,887 2,483 2,333
Dutch 2,757 2,526 2,724 2,388 2,202
Dominican 2,721 2,888 3,249 3,673 3,731
Scotch-Irish 2,666 2,685 2,672 2,736 2,580
Haitian 2,580 2,917 3,651 3,784 4,935
Korean 2,459 2,289 2,370 2,385 2,431
All other Hispanic or Latino 2,287 2,236 2,082 1,856 2,261
Russian 2,286 2,037 2,062 2,000 2,011
Jamaican 2,193 2,188 2,354 2,214 2,453
Total Arab 2,140 1,983 2,117 1,842 1,723
British 2,135 2,159 2,190 2,303 2,538
Pakistani 2,052 2,185 1,677 1,082 1,228
American Indian 1,995 2,439 2,367 2,249 2,816
Cuban 1,956 1,913 1,796 1,857 1,393
Greek 1,851 1,779 1,801 1,891 1,823
Swedish 1,745 1,773 1,907 1,898 1,733
Ukrainian 1,682 1,669 1,891 1,778 1,918
Pennsylvania German 1,544 1,485 1,380 1,305 1,112
Spaniard 1,430 1,271 1,450 1,319 1,544
Welsh 1,394 1,235 1,244 1,192 1,262
Colombian 1,377 1,561 1,607 1,515 1,796
French Canadian 1,353 1,163 1,280 1,240 1,207
Hungarian 1,307 1,138 1,012 986 857
Honduran 1,134 1,491 924 758 1,229
Kenyan 1,041 1,069 1,311 1,308 1,178
Norwegian 970 977 895 1,003 1,032
Turkish 934 924 1,119 1,063 1,335
Lithuanian 918 891 853 708 673
Salvadoran 904 1,191 2,042 2,039 1,856
Egyptian 818 678 628 569 467
Panamanian 756 583 715 543 633
Peruvian 723 881 646 859 902
Nigerian 697 1,076 1,092 1,144 1,535
Eastern European 695 903 1,412 1,387 1,821
Canadian 637 567 534 473 364
Portuguese 624 559 422 416 432
Austrian 595 485 455 341 256
Spanish 565 593 324 298 261
Ecuadorian 532 816 864 943 1,116
Swiss 501 451 477 351 446
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 500 635 740 607 631
Iranian 483 568 611 539 539
Venezuelan 461 644 731 1,004 867
Slovak 457 539 547 572 583
Japanese 418 441 510 582 646
West Indian 418 426 361 392 309
Czech 408 419 374 306 344
Costa Rican 407 378 361 443 331
Northern European 402 404 398 541 628
Romanian 393 384 492 365 286
Liberian 387 370 241 237 260
Argentinean 383 499 514 560 674
Scandinavian 380 378 440 467 451
Two or more Asian 379 492 449 508 466
Czechoslovakian 372 420 402 393 395
Ghanaian 371 382 639 513 629
Nepalese 348 198 109 156 97
Danish 345 365 305 272 226
Other Asian, not specified 319 255 369 483 496
Other Subsaharan African 317 465 470 506 462
Taiwanese 316 367 195 126 101
Other Arab 307 310 345 285 364
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 306 461 465 477 542
Guyanese 300 276 351 469 476
Chilean 266 203 109 255 324
Armenian 262 157 64 71 104
Moroccan 260 170 134 130 124
Lebanese 249 316 371 309 465
Iraqi 238 71 172 220 0
Nicaraguan 206 218 175 144 527
German Russian 198 162 168 125 39
Ethiopian 198 127 159 79 97
Brazilian 193 199 261 289 263
Finnish 187 177 185 218 156
Other Central American 182 160 173 140 40
Croatian 176 192 240 276 276
Afghan 167 164 30 55 15
Thai 162 265 345 371 396
Bulgarian 159 137 205 232 248
Laotian 153 225 177 289 295
Yugoslavian 139 174 91 104 100
Cambodian 130 205 239 220 190
Palestinian 109 116 169 55 52
Sierra Leonean 106 103 236 163 148
Cajun 106 73 68 39 8
Indonesian 103 49 121 132 114
Serbian 100 82 150 167 117
Slavic 97 86 86 179 207
Latvian 93 60 51 106 115
Bolivian 81 30 31 86 84
Slovene 78 75 81 48 44
Sri Lankan 78 87 88 139 243
South African 74 104 135 129 84
Bangladeshi 74 65 191 181 196
Arab 69 140 128 166 165
Belgian 69 67 51 59 29
Albanian 68 84 33 25 104
Belizean 63 56 35 41 38
Israeli 59 57 65 66 61
Hmong 59 49 45 45 39
British West Indian 58 15 135 57 72
Uruguayan 55 50 49 48 21
Malaysian 53 0 0 0 0
Australian 53 67 56 59 52
Paraguayan 49 36 13 23 11
Jordanian 46 68 63 20 17
Barbadian 45 72 155 141 151
Syrian 44 114 107 88 69
Celtic 40 39 79 57 76
Dutch West Indian 35 37 28 19 6
Bahamian 35 33 71 62 78
Estonian 34 30 18 0 13
Cape Verdean 31 46 38 41 40
Alaska Native tribes 30 25 17 21 24
Icelander 24 23 23 8 8
Other South American 18 20 0 0 0
Bermudan 17 58 48 44 45
Alsatian 16 7 0 0 0
Carpatho Rusyn 15 16 17 14 1
United States Virgin Islander 13 14 12 9 0
Cypriot 13 22 7 7 7
Maltese 12 20 20 17 23
Basque 12 17 10 10 12
Zimbabwean 10 0 0 0 0
Burmese 9 16 47 32 25
Macedonian 9 9 9 9 9
Sudanese 5 4 5 5 0

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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