Kentucky Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Kentucky Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 3,851,591 3,859,516 3,862,600 3,866,676 3,868,479
American 831,120 768,556 724,069 673,215 633,963
African American 347,034 350,242 353,088 354,112 358,928
German 248,157 245,416 236,494 227,926 216,234
English 231,447 227,050 223,821 224,474 223,433
Irish 195,561 191,794 185,705 183,721 174,920
Hispanic or Latino 143,481 146,945 152,072 158,744 162,994
Mexican 83,848 85,029 87,146 89,217 91,325
Asian 55,483 57,084 59,593 62,802 65,191
Some Other Race 41,149 40,674 41,197 44,086 43,601
Scottish 36,165 35,956 35,768 36,230 35,029
European 35,436 41,376 48,611 58,406 71,261
Scotch-Irish 33,304 33,301 32,656 32,610 31,721
Subsaharan African 31,981 29,939 28,213 26,425 26,369
Italian 30,798 29,205 29,832 29,149 28,875
African 24,646 21,530 17,511 15,367 15,132
French 17,094 17,100 16,979 16,467 15,704
Puerto Rican 14,238 15,175 16,306 16,794 16,039
Asian Indian 13,068 13,605 14,208 15,312 16,805
Cuban 12,143 12,825 13,441 14,355 15,885
Polish 11,922 12,356 12,399 12,253 12,045
Dutch 10,558 10,714 10,326 9,687 9,412
Chinese 10,143 9,387 9,315 9,577 9,925
Total Arab 10,110 10,577 10,049 10,250 10,909
British 9,693 10,260 11,229 12,448 13,978
Guatemalan 8,548 8,912 9,428 9,664 9,242
American Indian 6,386 6,779 6,916 7,256 6,775
Welsh 6,249 6,748 7,053 7,143 6,888
Filipino 5,368 5,633 6,205 6,834 6,934
Swedish 5,025 4,810 4,747 4,602 4,187
Norwegian 4,861 5,212 5,026 5,090 4,955
Korean 4,594 4,829 5,060 5,352 5,505
Japanese 4,327 4,428 4,043 4,052 4,250
Yugoslavian 4,209 4,741 4,644 4,493 4,232
All other Hispanic or Latino 3,916 4,211 4,455 4,798 4,726
Russian 3,758 3,904 4,226 4,352 4,373
French Canadian 3,576 3,499 3,620 3,528 3,692
Swiss 3,539 3,476 3,139 3,177 3,006
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 3,279 3,289 3,351 3,137 3,202
Burmese 2,944 3,147 2,768 3,322 3,213
Salvadoran 2,914 2,947 3,404 4,064 3,843
Greek 2,807 2,915 2,738 2,432 2,365
Somali 2,741 3,304 3,263 3,687 3,353
Other Arab 2,700 2,923 2,708 3,201 3,333
Hungarian 2,639 2,619 2,416 2,226 2,365
Honduran 2,629 2,899 3,385 4,455 5,691
Arab 2,559 2,532 2,260 2,233 2,278
Colombian 2,485 2,241 2,659 2,782 2,700
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,197 2,584 2,271 2,814 3,182
Spaniard 2,143 2,413 2,232 2,391 2,845
Dominican 1,797 1,595 1,372 1,287 1,122
Peruvian 1,794 1,526 1,582 1,562 1,741
Ukrainian 1,772 1,673 1,466 1,502 1,721
Iraqi 1,637 1,754 1,576 1,067 1,354
Canadian 1,622 1,614 1,648 1,470 1,568
Czech 1,595 1,513 1,381 1,261 1,090
Iranian 1,587 1,675 1,621 1,567 1,363
Northern European 1,499 1,453 1,572 2,245 2,475
Panamanian 1,441 1,151 1,002 1,109 871
Lebanese 1,417 1,478 1,582 1,451 1,371
Danish 1,407 1,638 1,744 1,761 1,710
Nepalese 1,403 2,482 3,215 2,810 2,898
Cambodian 1,391 1,138 1,461 1,597 1,482
Scandinavian 1,302 1,270 1,569 2,309 2,622
Pennsylvania German 1,210 1,561 1,829 1,882 2,096
Thai 1,199 1,183 1,528 1,721 1,729
Pakistani 1,183 1,504 1,479 1,255 1,308
Spanish 1,175 1,044 990 1,164 1,458
Other Subsaharan African 999 1,293 2,987 2,666 2,947
Romanian 971 739 711 606 563
Eastern European 963 1,114 1,844 2,394 3,434
Two or more Asian 953 1,029 885 864 1,099
Portuguese 941 1,130 1,013 1,172 1,166
Haitian 938 1,075 1,671 1,263 1,102
Czechoslovakian 907 801 739 671 602
Jamaican 888 901 708 935 842
Venezuelan 869 929 1,124 1,266 1,570
Austrian 857 848 941 989 1,073
Slovak 852 779 850 737 743
Turkish 850 816 895 826 1,088
Ecuadorian 760 876 822 693 644
Nigerian 725 915 1,157 1,457 1,586
Albanian 720 613 638 702 828
Finnish 718 659 641 528 564
Lithuanian 711 785 857 848 784
Liberian 631 793 685 559 531
Belgian 627 690 751 817 804
Other Asian, not specified 624 688 917 1,075 1,498
Costa Rican 618 858 737 646 663
Bhutanese 612 596 591 758 774
Argentinean 588 664 707 764 705
Moroccan 563 445 575 674 631
Ethiopian 550 509 612 566 742
Laotian 526 625 857 629 564
Nicaraguan 519 441 447 461 546
Egyptian 490 511 448 557 498
Bulgarian 469 439 539 312 385
West Indian 468 447 356 316 214
Chilean 424 485 520 557 590
Croatian 419 371 386 464 510
Ghanaian 414 451 469 551 519
Palestinian 414 438 451 423 480
Spanish American 409 450 30 30 59
Sudanese 381 264 371 350 511
Armenian 374 413 259 257 172
Kenyan 368 251 223 229 166
Brazilian 296 401 420 434 409
Celtic 289 270 274 255 254
British West Indian 285 260 72 213 328
Taiwanese 277 244 288 415 527
Syrian 271 256 203 245 216
Israeli 261 200 184 152 91
Serbian 254 342 407 466 498
Australian 232 243 155 178 194
South African 231 295 558 492 410
Slavic 227 218 232 220 404
Slovene 225 231 230 197 212
Sri Lankan 218 263 182 193 176
Indonesian 200 301 295 324 212
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 178 132 138 152 263
Afghan 177 324 494 541 526
Zimbabwean 173 205 85 41 38
Cajun 170 182 262 220 184
Latvian 166 106 125 134 105
Bangladeshi 163 118 124 91 92
Hmong 154 37 34 53 277
Bahamian 125 92 116 57 69
Guyanese 104 169 176 195 87
Basque 103 59 64 69 95
Bermudan 98 58 49 39 43
Dutch West Indian 86 80 91 36 48
United States Virgin Islander 85 84 0 0 23
Bolivian 79 85 88 275 285
Uruguayan 69 62 48 56 29
Paraguayan 69 59 62 66 80
Icelander 67 78 61 33 48
Maltese 66 23 26 23 30
Barbadian 64 87 71 82 95
Alaska Native tribes 63 92 56 164 174
Ugandan 63 57 78 106 98
Jordanian 59 240 246 399 748
Belizean 55 66 72 38 175
Macedonian 53 42 42 60 46
Cape Verdean 49 49 53 45 36
Cypriot 43 51 35 9 0
Mongolian 42 38 46 59 56
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 25 64 43 61 60
Estonian 25 12 0 0 0
German Russian 23 28 63 54 54
Malaysian 23 20 27 33 37
New Zealander 21 21 22 21 34
Alsatian 12 9 11 11 51
Senegalese 10 23 161 293 285
Other West Indian 9 7 7 6 0
Soviet Union 8 7 5 14 11
Other Central American 6 57 73 93 141

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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