Hawaii Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Hawaii Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Asian 530,551 537,363 540,556 536,842 537,355
White 357,164 353,643 357,308 355,612 354,847
Filipino 202,501 209,323 211,189 214,895 215,294
Japanese 182,295 181,998 178,444 171,478 170,915
Hispanic or Latino 139,251 141,827 145,381 147,962 149,118
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 138,901 143,973 142,600 143,274 142,997
Chinese 56,402 54,645 56,523 56,255 55,035
Puerto Rican 47,911 48,697 47,572 46,237 46,650
Two or more Asian 44,494 45,745 47,070 47,048 48,115
Mexican 41,588 42,186 44,728 45,832 46,989
African American 28,688 25,871 25,884 26,266 26,025
Korean 23,017 22,924 23,925 24,659 24,945
Spanish 21,854 21,569 22,369 23,973 24,018
German 20,909 19,985 19,732 18,084 16,768
Some Other Race 14,864 13,479 14,056 15,292 17,433
Irish 13,627 12,898 12,493 12,054 11,135
English 13,414 12,727 12,134 11,618 10,441
Portuguese 13,250 12,295 11,244 10,326 9,656
Spaniard 12,821 12,572 12,625 12,132 10,916
American 12,377 11,804 10,886 10,438 10,200
Italian 8,481 8,347 8,082 7,990 7,971
European 7,587 8,536 8,688 9,152 10,131
All other Hispanic or Latino 4,439 5,211 5,539 6,428 6,573
Scottish 4,042 3,690 3,848 3,870 3,329
Polish 3,474 3,391 3,353 3,238 3,110
French 3,034 2,947 2,722 2,563 2,468
Norwegian 2,938 3,023 2,920 2,840 3,013
Laotian 2,440 2,059 1,855 1,730 1,975
Asian Indian 2,338 2,507 2,750 2,899 2,825
American Indian 2,125 1,986 1,949 2,119 2,656
Swedish 2,117 1,870 1,998 1,957 2,160
Scotch-Irish 2,094 2,118 2,182 2,063 1,978
Okinawan 2,069 2,131 2,138 2,154 2,060
Cuban 2,055 2,204 2,239 2,438 2,281
Thai 1,939 1,928 2,067 2,026 2,641
British 1,824 1,775 1,683 1,912 1,772
Dutch 1,815 1,638 1,446 1,308 1,329
Russian 1,667 1,634 1,767 1,572 1,733
Subsaharan African 1,528 1,631 1,536 1,424 1,482
Colombian 1,453 1,592 1,620 1,668 1,825
Northern European 1,131 974 901 1,191 1,238
Salvadoran 1,098 874 866 765 786
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 1,076 976 1,042 1,309 1,273
African 1,046 1,118 1,111 983 763
Dominican 1,003 980 1,088 988 1,113
French Canadian 948 898 903 716 804
Czech 897 755 763 593 522
Total Arab 849 912 1,107 1,336 1,102
Danish 815 767 716 774 678
Hungarian 780 777 697 574 643
Scandinavian 769 743 800 762 795
Canadian 756 791 767 869 839
Taiwanese 732 721 658 804 780
Guatemalan 692 791 1,155 1,690 1,752
Peruvian 688 689 796 923 948
Indonesian 666 507 537 335 295
Honduran 642 741 595 454 517
Eastern European 621 919 981 1,028 1,218
Brazilian 564 511 464 539 554
Finnish 560 466 491 344 435
Greek 559 594 648 782 728
Nicaraguan 553 461 525 504 350
Argentinean 547 712 753 766 835
Jamaican 546 474 464 516 528
Ukrainian 506 515 562 521 493
Cambodian 504 486 401 388 430
Austrian 499 596 560 527 522
Welsh 470 443 411 417 435
Swiss 448 508 487 446 455
Venezuelan 416 497 659 737 899
Other Asian, not specified 411 481 548 562 550
Chilean 387 377 501 519 515
Panamanian 350 571 603 682 915
Lithuanian 348 306 290 230 208
Iranian 324 288 294 392 433
Australian 316 287 251 189 212
Ecuadorian 298 472 491 493 478
Haitian 236 219 275 368 362
Armenian 234 252 312 250 277
Romanian 230 288 241 174 211
Israeli 221 183 267 305 288
Lebanese 220 208 279 280 263
Nepalese 218 290 336 336 281
Yugoslavian 196 181 178 171 246
Serbian 189 174 98 152 295
Costa Rican 188 406 464 430 501
Egyptian 186 202 235 262 245
Alaska Native tribes 181 109 173 185 198
Czechoslovakian 177 187 172 143 138
Croatian 173 221 201 196 234
Sri Lankan 158 203 198 212 225
South African 158 139 102 77 151
Slovak 148 131 184 207 144
Bulgarian 148 123 194 141 175
New Zealander 147 95 120 112 141
Mongolian 138 171 110 121 118
Other Arab 132 101 128 171 84
Palestinian 130 182 182 188 130
Burmese 126 178 162 174 161
Latvian 116 146 143 118 83
Syrian 112 154 124 160 86
Pakistani 111 118 68 75 19
Slovene 102 96 100 27 57
Slavic 95 104 116 79 75
Estonian 93 92 95 105 70
Turkish 89 68 70 115 120
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 85 56 87 93 73
Other Subsaharan African 83 114 55 84 94
Bolivian 82 86 57 144 129
British West Indian 74 87 64 126 94
Belizean 72 76 44 0 0
Belgian 72 107 60 64 70
Hmong 70 58 47 49 43
German Russian 66 110 77 96 125
Uruguayan 64 40 51 49 9
Nigerian 61 81 98 87 87
Arab 55 50 118 205 204
Cape Verdean 51 56 57 89 84
Other Asian, specified 50 46 19 29 16
West Indian 50 42 76 189 187
Bangladeshi 49 56 0 0 9
Other Central American 44 47 58 0 4
Other South American 43 37 17 66 67
Ethiopian 40 36 3 3 6
Basque 40 40 191 165 171
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 38 60 23 29 24
Cajun 37 30 51 24 19
Celtic 36 61 75 54 59
Guyanese 31 12 26 39 55
Malaysian 28 22 31 31 43
Pennsylvania German 28 29 40 7 34
Albanian 28 26 25 25 30
Somali 26 26 40 40 42
Icelander 26 8 30 34 51
Sudanese 22 13 26 25 31
Alsatian 19 13 8 8 0
Spanish American 18 0 0 0 0
Paraguayan 17 15 10 44 48
Ghanaian 15 26 23 27 216
Ugandan 13 12 13 9 8
Kenyan 13 10 8 0 0
Bermudan 13 13 23 10 11
Iraqi 12 11 14 35 34
Luxembourger 12 13 13 13 8
Macedonian 5 6 5 25 30
Maltese 4 20 24 21 34
Moroccan 2 4 27 35 56

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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