Indiana Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Indiana Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 5,529,201 5,534,759 5,546,787 5,548,277 5,553,391
German 674,078 661,419 645,050 622,389 591,019
American 656,798 615,805 568,585 530,880 506,459
African American 603,014 608,226 613,060 619,472 626,587
Hispanic or Latino 421,206 429,522 441,968 450,267 461,850
Mexican 317,115 320,661 326,141 333,219 336,097
English 236,190 223,806 211,663 207,010 203,002
Irish 220,808 215,575 208,997 202,428 192,605
Some Other Race 152,022 151,500 145,791 144,648 145,747
Asian 121,729 130,232 137,680 144,991 151,979
Polish 72,599 70,996 69,661 66,969 65,646
Italian 58,246 58,024 58,780 57,695 56,523
European 52,612 61,119 72,363 86,556 102,009
Scottish 40,786 40,155 40,698 39,312 37,952
Subsaharan African 40,089 36,724 37,854 39,853 44,391
Puerto Rican 35,528 36,269 39,013 38,555 41,626
Dutch 34,334 34,352 34,708 34,047 33,233
Asian Indian 34,121 35,053 38,170 39,188 40,821
African 30,689 26,821 25,917 27,067 29,464
French 30,281 30,258 28,716 27,137 25,412
Chinese 28,338 31,808 32,224 34,093 34,828
Scotch-Irish 25,084 24,628 24,097 23,282 22,562
Swedish 15,437 14,284 13,501 13,017 11,842
Total Arab 12,491 13,328 13,180 14,511 13,942
Norwegian 12,236 12,302 11,711 11,529 10,985
Swiss 12,218 11,929 12,499 12,175 11,672
Filipino 12,064 12,750 14,257 14,120 14,321
British 11,558 12,478 14,195 15,719 17,096
Hungarian 11,543 10,904 10,842 10,588 10,177
Greek 11,515 10,543 9,984 9,406 9,252
Salvadoran 10,339 10,575 11,767 12,171 12,779
Pennsylvania German 10,047 9,042 9,582 8,809 8,346
Korean 9,963 10,345 10,785 10,536 11,773
American Indian 9,939 10,673 10,414 10,501 10,897
All other Hispanic or Latino 9,667 10,111 10,720 11,376 14,299
Welsh 9,145 9,079 8,878 8,185 7,998
Burmese 8,292 9,911 10,700 13,442 17,349
Guatemalan 7,991 8,807 9,171 9,507 9,316
Honduran 7,530 8,021 8,276 8,846 8,704
Russian 7,114 6,759 6,767 6,283 5,915
Slovak 6,975 6,162 5,951 5,920 5,286
French Canadian 6,621 6,416 6,450 6,183 5,606
Spaniard 5,854 6,549 6,631 5,920 6,092
Serbian 5,243 4,945 4,836 4,304 4,360
Cuban 5,228 5,705 6,356 5,687 6,408
Japanese 4,928 5,021 5,320 5,342 5,701
Czech 4,584 4,713 5,042 4,557 3,871
Ukrainian 4,554 4,887 4,274 3,816 3,436
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 4,509 4,303 4,412 4,252 4,527
Croatian 4,190 3,791 3,621 3,475 3,447
Macedonian 3,997 3,547 3,218 3,194 2,987
Belgian 3,948 4,111 3,687 3,424 3,381
Pakistani 3,889 4,480 4,374 4,049 4,349
Lithuanian 3,763 3,552 3,380 3,259 3,249
Canadian 3,533 3,426 3,592 3,737 3,629
Arab 3,219 3,437 3,186 3,506 3,473
Nigerian 3,168 3,696 4,886 5,643 6,699
Romanian 3,096 3,067 3,069 2,789 2,752
Danish 2,990 2,874 2,634 2,447 2,518
Scandinavian 2,869 2,921 3,005 3,031 3,381
Northern European 2,825 2,740 2,872 3,699 3,786
Dominican 2,723 3,207 3,099 3,705 4,041
Yugoslavian 2,694 2,418 2,639 2,369 2,328
Nicaraguan 2,642 2,409 2,257 2,276 2,266
Other Asian, not specified 2,482 2,999 2,845 2,901 2,858
Spanish 2,456 2,579 2,601 3,245 3,076
Colombian 2,402 2,594 2,748 3,086 3,450
Other Arab 2,385 2,908 3,139 3,847 3,765
Peruvian 2,379 2,935 3,181 3,430 3,381
Eastern European 2,325 2,877 3,683 4,585 6,130
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,285 2,746 2,635 2,818 2,506
Venezuelan 2,263 1,901 2,300 2,303 3,088
Czechoslovakian 2,201 2,081 2,076 2,027 1,607
Thai 2,082 2,298 2,642 2,929 2,126
Two or more Asian 2,080 1,962 2,719 2,876 2,642
Austrian 2,039 2,041 2,280 2,158 2,244
Ecuadorian 1,788 1,897 1,939 1,407 1,472
Egyptian 1,782 1,606 1,620 1,761 1,626
Lebanese 1,617 1,852 1,783 1,832 1,786
Ethiopian 1,615 1,100 1,486 1,362 1,888
Iranian 1,595 1,550 1,466 1,687 1,580
Jamaican 1,569 1,422 1,431 1,537 1,392
Other Subsaharan African 1,514 1,796 1,917 2,008 2,252
Haitian 1,433 1,675 1,725 1,475 1,775
Finnish 1,431 1,200 1,197 1,365 1,412
Portuguese 1,414 1,501 1,533 1,450 1,742
Syrian 1,239 1,158 886 759 571
Turkish 1,231 1,385 1,286 1,264 1,200
Cambodian 1,177 1,185 886 652 504
Panamanian 1,145 945 1,104 1,113 1,353
Argentinean 1,143 1,203 1,420 1,425 1,638
Brazilian 1,093 981 1,062 1,194 1,162
Slovene 1,090 1,062 1,260 1,410 1,334
Chilean 1,027 947 873 943 878
Ghanaian 993 1,062 1,003 1,002 767
Taiwanese 984 654 684 601 816
Bulgarian 919 815 864 811 760
Kenyan 903 826 930 1,170 1,258
Israeli 843 572 530 262 288
Latvian 841 803 771 782 934
Slavic 795 738 742 806 904
Palestinian 779 793 820 1,043 764
Armenian 778 675 717 613 538
Bolivian 730 653 520 267 166
Laotian 701 860 1,039 1,052 1,079
Australian 623 818 765 542 553
Indonesian 621 464 499 624 531
Jordanian 559 630 786 707 850
Nepalese 535 514 520 556 412
West Indian 532 390 346 387 387
Albanian 486 538 678 680 418
Iraqi 482 405 436 446 463
Bangladeshi 455 467 464 754 684
Costa Rican 451 460 935 1,151 1,023
Moroccan 429 539 524 610 644
Malaysian 406 491 525 556 491
Celtic 372 419 314 382 244
Hmong 362 245 384 557 670
South African 322 372 307 140 271
Other Central American 310 426 346 243 207
Alaska Native tribes 288 297 365 381 444
Mongolian 280 222 221 151 151
Luxembourger 276 259 270 357 316
Liberian 249 350 359 340 397
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 228 245 271 248 239
Sri Lankan 217 151 152 287 404
Sudanese 202 174 319 376 440
Afghan 191 192 206 226 165
Uruguayan 174 168 108 91 132
Spanish American 174 341 313 185 223
British West Indian 157 104 123 102 139
Senegalese 150 174 83 67 171
Cajun 149 130 151 139 190
Belizean 139 115 134 49 31
Bahamian 132 150 94 84 72
Other West Indian 125 48 44 42 76
Icelander 124 111 109 35 45
New Zealander 117 129 67 119 93
Barbadian 100 79 113 253 297
Somali 99 72 192 209 238
Estonian 99 112 152 179 132
German Russian 81 86 103 85 116
Paraguayan 80 102 77 59 82
Alsatian 75 80 77 44 116
Zimbabwean 69 135 265 326 349
Other South American 67 57 72 57 53
Sierra Leonean 59 80 75 23 134
Maltese 57 71 72 58 234
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 56 72 81 92 85
Ugandan 53 61 83 87 37
United States Virgin Islander 53 34 50 0 0
Basque 48 48 33 14 48
Other Asian, specified 46 43 71 41 47
Guyanese 42 54 86 103 106
Dutch West Indian 40 39 27 18 50
Carpatho Rusyn 40 23 22 13 0
Cypriot 23 30 26 26 15
Soviet Union 18 15 12 12 0
Cape Verdean 4 5 32 33 26
Okinawan 2 7 10 43 27
Bermudan 1 2 54 57 69

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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