District of Columbia Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

District of Columbia Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
African American 316,447 318,598 321,062 321,317 320,811 318,631
White 260,325 266,035 273,471 280,469 285,857 288,306
Hispanic or Latino 65,803 69,106 71,829 74,776 76,191 77,981
Some Other Race 27,159 29,650 30,961 33,518 34,511 33,764
Asian 23,822 24,036 25,558 26,718 27,592 28,762
Salvadoran 20,266 20,164 18,840 20,164 19,845 20,028
Subsaharan African 16,516 16,683 17,526 17,483 17,691 18,483
Irish 12,167 11,894 11,644 11,648 10,712 10,187
European 10,559 11,504 11,784 12,381 11,959 11,002
Mexican 10,554 11,378 13,676 14,156 14,053 14,082
German 10,048 9,849 9,727 9,585 9,041 8,555
English 9,559 8,226 8,128 7,767 7,489 7,359
American 8,776 8,726 8,587 8,688 8,320 9,047
Italian 7,873 7,504 7,495 7,245 7,289 7,354
African 6,593 6,133 6,369 5,920 5,816 6,577
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 5,964 6,034 6,165 5,903 6,523 6,634
Chinese 5,900 5,930 6,644 6,557 6,494 6,973
Asian Indian 5,730 5,765 6,190 6,966 7,849 7,879
Ethiopian 5,381 5,962 5,919 6,118 5,894 5,919
Puerto Rican 4,528 4,942 4,861 5,331 6,145 5,397
Guatemalan 3,957 4,210 4,428 4,480 3,003 4,419
All other Hispanic or Latino 3,460 3,215 2,894 2,900 3,739 3,471
Dominican 3,154 3,653 3,831 3,509 4,856 5,070
Polish 3,141 3,066 3,459 3,312 3,419 2,989
Eastern European 3,098 3,355 3,592 3,548 3,928 3,786
Russian 3,038 2,944 2,680 2,376 2,056 2,419
Jamaican 2,977 3,188 3,370 3,055 2,947 2,886
Filipino 2,946 3,015 3,027 3,321 3,173 2,706
Colombian 2,738 2,832 3,087 3,207 3,708 4,437
Total Arab 2,578 2,500 2,450 2,611 2,818 2,642
French 2,552 2,356 2,606 2,779 2,604 2,298
Cuban 2,537 2,901 2,982 3,225 3,093 3,005
Korean 2,457 2,558 2,794 2,903 3,176 3,491
British 2,343 2,261 2,420 2,435 2,532 2,359
Spaniard 2,333 2,391 2,708 3,048 3,027 2,921
Nigerian 2,095 2,194 2,491 2,250 2,642 2,120
Scottish 1,988 2,015 1,830 1,787 1,627 1,443
Honduran 1,820 2,340 2,586 2,994 3,435 2,677
Peruvian 1,804 2,085 2,302 2,434 2,297 2,654
Argentinean 1,576 1,738 1,973 1,559 1,716 1,719
Scotch-Irish 1,530 1,416 1,392 1,245 1,142 1,101
Japanese 1,215 1,288 1,285 1,377 1,213 1,155
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 1,159 971 831 1,009 1,202 1,373
Swedish 1,140 1,188 1,015 1,050 857 916
Iranian 1,135 1,229 1,432 1,728 1,727 1,736
Greek 1,104 1,119 1,245 1,192 1,028 1,179
Other Subsaharan African 1,088 1,029 1,054 1,269 1,406 1,780
Ecuadorian 1,064 1,047 1,172 1,000 1,129 1,297
Norwegian 1,012 1,040 975 858 883 711
Dutch 985 976 1,087 1,127 1,017 889
Bolivian 932 1,010 1,196 932 876 801
Brazilian 926 944 874 788 816 733
Ukrainian 925 948 1,019 1,179 1,088 1,002
Panamanian 923 1,000 943 1,036 1,175 954
American Indian 891 1,023 1,038 1,107 1,159 1,878
Guyanese 830 681 712 689 354 348
Venezuelan 808 758 843 1,085 962 1,229
Haitian 761 823 853 894 1,269 965
Costa Rican 722 744 684 840 482 773
Nicaraguan 696 694 729 802 875 939
French Canadian 691 682 582 619 638 655
Chilean 642 728 821 833 787 747
Pakistani 639 724 831 801 767 511
Hungarian 621 682 682 611 546 582
Lithuanian 616 556 592 605 532 404
West Indian 586 601 550 477 572 704
Canadian 583 557 563 475 585 444
Northern European 518 609 878 791 987 1,175
Thai 513 347 198 165 182 201
Lebanese 512 583 539 608 539 551
Turkish 501 637 541 443 527 445
Two or more Asian 497 630 499 499 529 834
Spanish 494 448 495 510 446 564
Egyptian 481 413 499 522 539 366
Other Arab 479 467 471 525 444 448
Scandinavian 476 409 359 360 301 282
Taiwanese 455 415 301 339 275 328
Austrian 448 415 432 353 356 302
Welsh 418 483 455 345 349 297
Armenian 417 444 484 544 492 607
Uruguayan 412 460 494 508 378 421
Ghanaian 381 335 401 461 503 426
Portuguese 375 449 513 483 390 243
Australian 369 351 320 260 288 188
Croatian 348 379 180 180 195 124
Romanian 343 423 383 490 389 402
Belgian 338 225 264 236 142 154
Czech 338 302 425 420 376 433
Moroccan 335 397 335 329 406 328
Palestinian 334 213 138 129 161 131
Bulgarian 324 316 265 293 305 302
Swiss 299 330 324 335 146 203
Bangladeshi 281 198 162 188 204 443
Israeli 265 286 226 239 204 291
Serbian 262 368 532 574 663 528
Arab 260 263 248 299 351 274
Danish 251 341 384 419 377 334
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 250 271 289 340 376 328
Other Asian, not specified 236 178 243 154 181 159
Finnish 232 205 214 191 214 179
Latvian 226 200 138 110 125 136
Sri Lankan 215 249 271 274 246 207
Nepalese 213 392 491 458 424 449
Albanian 195 207 295 392 433 526
Kenyan 180 198 171 276 220 322
Paraguayan 172 237 206 138 116 238
Slovak 163 211 270 310 345 324
Sierra Leonean 150 181 169 198 217 152
British West Indian 150 160 167 142 133 186
Burmese 139 150 105 143 166 145
Liberian 131 141 129 148 139 245
South African 130 156 154 155 130 127
Cambodian 122 107 176 136 145 203
Bahamian 122 139 203 143 180 173
Other South American 115 83 54 58 48 70
Malaysian 114 103 88 81 62 35
Syrian 114 126 187 186 288 188
Senegalese 114 71 121 98 126 132
Yugoslavian 110 72 74 89 82 115
Indonesian 105 134 166 201 151 152
Somali 102 10 12 14 31 75
Slovene 94 107 106 88 97 41
Other Central American 87 38 14 15 0 68
Icelander 73 82 98 88 96 68
Afghan 67 31 47 49 52 31
United States Virgin Islander 67 53 41 43 57 163
Zimbabwean 66 64 24 59 50 47
Dutch West Indian 65 6 6 6 5 0
Other Asian, specified 58 62 54 74 63 55
Slavic 55 77 80 62 42 68
Cape Verdean 53 46 166 124 97 137
Soviet Union 47 36 18 10 15 7
Macedonian 42 50 51 33 58 38
Laotian 41 13 5 4 3 4
Celtic 37 41 31 28 16 0
Hmong 34 0 0 0 0 0
Jordanian 32 19 17 0 19 21
Iraqi 31 19 16 13 71 335
Czechoslovakian 30 32 54 65 53 59
Estonian 29 26 4 38 36 33
Barbadian 29 32 89 87 88 86
Sudanese 28 107 287 334 335 306
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 27 19 18 18 28 28
Cypriot 27 42 29 37 61 45
Pennsylvania German 27 34 29 40 65 50
Ugandan 24 56 59 59 85 118
Maltese 22 39 41 44 97 73
Other West Indian 21 33 32 23 18 28
Basque 20 21 12 12 0 0
Okinawan 16 18 18 19 19 0
Cajun 16 16 30 26 83 52
Belizean 14 16 9 11 14 49
Bermudan 13 12 14 13 38 21
Spanish American 9 10 10 12 0 0
Luxembourger 9 7 4 9 29 28
New Zealander 8 13 12 10 7 9

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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