Louisiana Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Louisiana Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 2,902,538 2,909,290 2,909,599 2,901,106 2,892,275
African American 1,484,363 1,494,201 1,500,648 1,502,916 1,502,963
American 415,873 398,118 379,216 353,990 348,485
French 270,494 268,691 267,326 257,941 237,157
Hispanic or Latino 218,263 223,408 231,708 234,920 239,164
English 125,601 118,824 113,536 107,548 99,071
French Canadian 106,908 106,228 108,290 109,884 109,016
Irish 103,732 104,091 98,599 94,403 90,508
German 96,418 94,382 91,046 85,439 77,605
Mexican 86,776 90,637 93,625 93,750 92,224
Italian 84,118 85,224 84,093 80,540 74,867
Asian 77,818 78,719 80,980 79,872 80,806
Some Other Race 47,595 50,434 56,216 60,419 65,592
Cajun 42,219 44,193 44,393 42,912 42,498
Honduran 38,423 39,225 42,281 43,291 47,031
Subsaharan African 35,585 44,515 55,291 59,789 60,895
African 32,243 40,837 51,534 55,301 56,646
American Indian 20,472 20,021 20,506 20,431 20,378
Scotch-Irish 18,200 16,962 16,270 15,340 14,841
Scottish 16,727 16,663 17,070 16,419 15,043
European 15,889 18,260 20,842 25,571 29,717
Puerto Rican 13,961 14,013 14,932 15,100 15,486
Chinese 11,716 11,941 11,612 10,755 11,844
Total Arab 11,540 13,002 13,166 13,255 13,776
Cuban 11,475 11,281 11,530 10,748 11,892
Asian Indian 10,475 10,584 11,679 10,371 10,755
Spaniard 9,916 9,773 8,898 9,248 8,396
Guatemalan 9,660 10,012 9,948 10,826 9,623
All other Hispanic or Latino 7,989 8,674 9,313 10,021 10,876
Nicaraguan 7,837 7,412 8,130 7,658 7,567
Salvadoran 7,623 8,082 8,988 8,691 8,780
Filipino 7,290 7,350 7,721 8,582 8,498
Polish 7,170 7,329 7,166 6,588 6,191
Dominican 5,797 5,562 5,247 5,839 5,744
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 5,335 5,747 6,397 5,538 4,906
British 5,327 5,677 5,837 6,882 7,117
Dutch 4,791 4,810 4,597 4,164 3,638
Norwegian 4,417 4,228 4,044 3,871 3,933
Spanish 4,401 3,677 3,502 4,049 4,134
Colombian 4,252 3,987 4,012 4,206 4,386
Korean 3,967 4,003 3,917 3,554 3,499
Swedish 3,107 2,927 3,184 3,105 3,058
Russian 2,972 2,822 2,691 2,410 2,259
Greek 2,849 2,746 2,673 2,420 2,039
Lebanese 2,781 2,697 2,678 2,324 2,419
Arab 2,652 3,300 3,366 3,567 3,492
Canadian 2,553 1,816 1,752 1,684 1,811
Welsh 2,483 2,636 2,467 2,348 2,586
Haitian 2,407 2,721 2,960 1,995 1,649
Venezuelan 1,855 2,016 2,076 2,212 2,468
Other Arab 1,839 1,945 1,960 1,684 1,646
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,824 1,464 1,401 1,468 1,406
Hungarian 1,784 1,986 1,894 1,594 1,890
Palestinian 1,772 2,393 2,679 2,444 2,929
Brazilian 1,626 1,654 1,704 1,859 1,590
Laotian 1,578 1,682 1,825 1,990 1,930
Pakistani 1,577 1,573 2,118 1,987 1,951
Panamanian 1,496 1,827 1,799 1,989 2,068
Iranian 1,492 1,327 1,075 908 1,016
Czech 1,470 1,415 1,338 1,286 1,255
Japanese 1,376 1,509 1,517 1,583 1,774
Nigerian 1,375 1,510 1,349 1,694 1,552
Ecuadorian 1,317 1,586 1,794 1,866 1,923
Peruvian 1,304 1,448 1,534 1,672 1,769
Croatian 1,290 1,133 903 899 882
Other Asian, not specified 1,270 1,134 1,378 1,353 1,395
Belgian 1,264 1,209 1,134 1,101 1,212
Portuguese 1,247 1,377 1,110 1,091 1,154
Jamaican 1,187 1,100 1,541 1,588 1,527
Scandinavian 1,127 1,202 1,091 1,458 1,504
Northern European 1,102 1,036 1,119 1,573 2,346
Danish 1,100 1,068 949 750 666
Egyptian 1,064 963 806 1,115 1,116
Costa Rican 1,043 1,204 1,100 903 992
Two or more Asian 1,027 1,042 1,158 1,027 1,127
Thai 973 1,195 1,107 1,146 1,074
Romanian 931 867 768 970 1,087
Argentinean 923 894 1,011 866 779
Swiss 914 922 859 840 755
Czechoslovakian 802 751 595 571 549
Eastern European 760 1,042 1,546 1,811 2,080
Ukrainian 735 735 824 870 753
Turkish 721 473 402 343 439
Chilean 682 608 606 614 583
Other Central American 659 773 635 542 1,416
Yugoslavian 626 688 689 706 623
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 506 534 288 315 350
Indonesian 487 424 693 678 546
Ethiopian 480 436 531 575 538
Finnish 466 422 416 446 473
West Indian 460 610 767 682 605
Nepalese 442 609 684 639 652
Lithuanian 442 483 475 346 337
Cambodian 435 530 535 626 715
Jordanian 429 560 574 992 1,394
Austrian 413 425 477 546 578
Sri Lankan 409 436 473 294 266
Other Subsaharan African 393 596 617 822 815
Iraqi 391 368 302 425 189
Burmese 389 94 321 292 451
Syrian 372 554 641 513 424
Taiwanese 371 442 399 484 501
Ghanaian 368 246 263 300 254
Bangladeshi 348 281 241 226 138
Bulgarian 306 315 447 503 428
Bolivian 302 263 444 560 651
Israeli 286 257 261 178 339
Slavic 266 316 147 221 210
Belizean 262 234 282 327 269
Serbian 249 413 320 339 280
South African 245 311 392 185 104
Moroccan 240 222 160 191 167
Armenian 237 262 175 149 234
Slovak 233 286 262 248 234
Uruguayan 194 183 138 169 241
Kenyan 187 111 146 311 287
Guyanese 176 136 81 88 78
Alaska Native tribes 161 159 148 165 160
Hmong 153 124 134 108 103
Paraguayan 153 99 92 39 29
British West Indian 146 157 224 261 158
Spanish American 145 117 27 8 0
Malaysian 145 111 86 90 48
Basque 144 124 108 130 136
Slovene 143 120 135 118 90
Barbadian 130 122 47 100 106
Albanian 130 78 96 76 99
German Russian 117 36 65 52 54
Australian 113 170 165 217 198
Celtic 112 115 164 160 137
Dutch West Indian 108 102 80 85 88
Sudanese 100 207 216 298 280
Macedonian 95 112 36 25 89
Afghan 89 91 67 21 24
Other South American 80 55 46 53 106
Bahamian 77 117 169 176 122
New Zealander 74 115 132 128 139
Pennsylvania German 67 61 54 86 82
Somali 53 76 75 90 92
Latvian 49 30 41 39 87
Alsatian 48 34 37 21 7
Icelander 48 392 292 212 425
Liberian 45 50 0 0 0
Other West Indian 43 44 33 5 32
Carpatho Rusyn 42 40 0 0 0
Estonian 37 61 39 37 35
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 36 25 3 3 3
Ugandan 35 61 93 50 129
Cape Verdean 33 30 43 42 49
Luxembourger 21 20 15 0 0
Senegalese 20 36 24 121 118
Cypriot 19 26 23 25 22
Maltese 15 7 13 12 19
Other Asian, specified 12 24 16 13 6
United States Virgin Islander 9 6 6 4 0
Sierra Leonean 8 8 8 0 0

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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