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 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.

District of Columbia Ancestry Data

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

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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