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 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.

Delaware Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
White 642,623 647,002 652,170 654,905 658,237 652,587
African American 200,481 203,027 206,290 209,892 212,302 212,795
Hispanic or Latino 80,706 82,662 84,793 86,315 88,364 91,350
Irish 45,661 43,938 42,794 40,294 38,186 38,440
American 41,798 50,187 66,496 51,471 49,425 49,162
German 37,008 36,125 34,932 32,450 29,734 28,866
Italian 35,480 34,809 34,315 31,222 29,554 27,618
English 35,424 33,418 31,424 29,759 28,298 29,054
Asian 33,643 34,428 36,553 36,723 37,009 38,528
Mexican 31,779 32,243 33,559 34,244 35,977 34,018
Puerto Rican 25,868 25,812 26,524 26,066 24,543 26,908
Some Other Race 20,995 20,452 18,512 18,034 18,350 21,937
Asian Indian 14,105 13,648 15,455 15,673 15,999 16,178
Polish 13,250 13,042 12,720 12,333 11,692 11,669
Subsaharan African 8,214 9,038 10,685 10,434 11,099 11,649
Chinese 7,232 8,434 8,694 8,635 8,703 9,023
Guatemalan 6,566 6,945 6,841 7,615 8,214 8,055
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 5,957 6,451 7,590 7,370 8,718 9,644
European 5,836 6,484 6,410 6,710 8,006 8,437
African 4,977 5,292 6,359 6,309 6,666 6,900
Scottish 4,528 4,578 4,217 4,243 4,155 3,794
Filipino 3,481 3,491 3,986 4,139 3,775 3,865
French 3,241 3,148 2,887 2,483 2,333 2,032
Dutch 2,757 2,526 2,724 2,388 2,202 1,983
Dominican 2,721 2,888 3,249 3,673 3,731 4,173
Scotch-Irish 2,666 2,685 2,672 2,736 2,580 2,326
Haitian 2,580 2,917 3,651 3,784 4,935 4,935
Korean 2,459 2,289 2,370 2,385 2,431 2,433
All other Hispanic or Latino 2,287 2,236 2,082 1,856 2,261 1,916
Russian 2,286 2,037 2,062 2,000 2,011 2,180
Jamaican 2,193 2,188 2,354 2,214 2,453 3,459
Total Arab 2,140 1,983 2,117 1,842 1,723 1,910
British 2,135 2,159 2,190 2,303 2,538 2,402
Pakistani 2,052 2,185 1,677 1,082 1,228 1,189
American Indian 1,995 2,439 2,367 2,249 2,816 2,523
Cuban 1,956 1,913 1,796 1,857 1,393 1,320
Greek 1,851 1,779 1,801 1,891 1,823 2,022
Swedish 1,745 1,773 1,907 1,898 1,733 1,985
Ukrainian 1,682 1,669 1,891 1,778 1,918 1,794
Pennsylvania German 1,544 1,485 1,380 1,305 1,112 1,481
Spaniard 1,430 1,271 1,450 1,319 1,544 1,984
Welsh 1,394 1,235 1,244 1,192 1,262 1,171
Colombian 1,377 1,561 1,607 1,515 1,796 2,284
French Canadian 1,353 1,163 1,280 1,240 1,207 1,203
Hungarian 1,307 1,138 1,012 986 857 860
Honduran 1,134 1,491 924 758 1,229 1,369
Kenyan 1,041 1,069 1,311 1,308 1,178 1,130
Norwegian 970 977 895 1,003 1,032 1,068
Turkish 934 924 1,119 1,063 1,335 1,014
Lithuanian 918 891 853 708 673 743
Salvadoran 904 1,191 2,042 2,039 1,856 2,027
Egyptian 818 678 628 569 467 271
Panamanian 756 583 715 543 633 613
Peruvian 723 881 646 859 902 1,069
Nigerian 697 1,076 1,092 1,144 1,535 2,342
Eastern European 695 903 1,412 1,387 1,821 2,163
Canadian 637 567 534 473 364 303
Portuguese 624 559 422 416 432 357
Austrian 595 485 455 341 256 194
Spanish 565 593 324 298 261 853
Ecuadorian 532 816 864 943 1,116 1,583
Swiss 501 451 477 351 446 644
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 500 635 740 607 631 566
Iranian 483 568 611 539 539 506
Venezuelan 461 644 731 1,004 867 358
Slovak 457 539 547 572 583 480
Japanese 418 441 510 582 646 825
West Indian 418 426 361 392 309 330
Czech 408 419 374 306 344 299
Costa Rican 407 378 361 443 331 388
Northern European 402 404 398 541 628 537
Romanian 393 384 492 365 286 272
Liberian 387 370 241 237 260 124
Argentinean 383 499 514 560 674 1,101
Scandinavian 380 378 440 467 451 346
Two or more Asian 379 492 449 508 466 705
Czechoslovakian 372 420 402 393 395 228
Ghanaian 371 382 639 513 629 474
Nepalese 348 198 109 156 97 44
Danish 345 365 305 272 226 180
Other Asian, not specified 319 255 369 483 496 495
Other Subsaharan African 317 465 470 506 462 130
Taiwanese 316 367 195 126 101 189
Other Arab 307 310 345 285 364 454
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 306 461 465 477 542 705
Guyanese 300 276 351 469 476 408
Chilean 266 203 109 255 324 680
Armenian 262 157 64 71 104 70
Moroccan 260 170 134 130 124 91
Lebanese 249 316 371 309 465 546
Iraqi 238 71 172 220 0 0
Nicaraguan 206 218 175 144 527 504
German Russian 198 162 168 125 39 40
Ethiopian 198 127 159 79 97 319
Brazilian 193 199 261 289 263 179
Finnish 187 177 185 218 156 155
Other Central American 182 160 173 140 40 4
Croatian 176 192 240 276 276 243
Afghan 167 164 30 55 15 281
Thai 162 265 345 371 396 395
Bulgarian 159 137 205 232 248 266
Laotian 153 225 177 289 295 249
Yugoslavian 139 174 91 104 100 99
Cambodian 130 205 239 220 190 107
Palestinian 109 116 169 55 52 43
Cajun 106 73 68 39 8 19
Sierra Leonean 106 103 236 163 148 104
Indonesian 103 49 121 132 114 86
Serbian 100 82 150 167 117 184
Slavic 97 86 86 179 207 133
Latvian 93 60 51 106 115 76
Bolivian 81 30 31 86 84 61
Sri Lankan 78 87 88 139 243 186
Slovene 78 75 81 48 44 49
Bangladeshi 74 65 191 181 196 562
South African 74 104 135 129 84 72
Arab 69 140 128 166 165 417
Belgian 69 67 51 59 29 206
Albanian 68 84 33 25 104 84
Belizean 63 56 35 41 38 0
Hmong 59 49 45 45 39 0
Israeli 59 57 65 66 61 40
British West Indian 58 15 135 57 72 70
Uruguayan 55 50 49 48 21 24
Malaysian 53 0 0 0 0 24
Australian 53 67 56 59 52 40
Paraguayan 49 36 13 23 11 13
Jordanian 46 68 63 20 17 24
Barbadian 45 72 155 141 151 216
Syrian 44 114 107 88 69 64
Celtic 40 39 79 57 76 83
Bahamian 35 33 71 62 78 18
Dutch West Indian 35 37 28 19 6 4
Estonian 34 30 18 0 13 32
Cape Verdean 31 46 38 41 40 50
Alaska Native tribes 30 25 17 21 24 138
Icelander 24 23 23 8 8 8
Other South American 18 20 0 0 0 13
Bermudan 17 58 48 44 45 46
Alsatian 16 7 0 0 0 6
Carpatho Rusyn 15 16 17 14 1 1
Cypriot 13 22 7 7 7 12
United States Virgin Islander 13 14 12 9 0 0
Basque 12 17 10 10 12 6
Maltese 12 20 20 17 23 26
Zimbabwean 10 0 0 0 0 0
Burmese 9 16 47 32 25 29
Macedonian 9 9 9 9 9 0
Sudanese 5 4 5 5 0 4

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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