Maine Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

Below, we'll show you the full list of different ancestries reported in Maine for the past 6 years. These start from the latest figures from the Census Bureau for , back to -5.

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.

Maine Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
White 1,262,026 1,260,476 1,258,918 1,259,217 1,259,522 1,256,030
English 113,852 109,625 104,083 95,879 87,513 90,732
American 92,773 88,597 84,194 81,618 79,051 75,054
French 76,122 74,483 70,322 67,056 62,935 60,045
Irish 72,635 69,299 67,636 64,125 63,322 63,057
French Canadian 66,713 64,738 64,400 64,767 63,265 62,659
German 25,284 24,593 23,557 22,723 22,092 21,657
Italian 22,783 22,134 21,511 21,649 21,017 20,377
Scottish 19,449 19,680 19,449 18,913 18,146 17,255
Hispanic or Latino 19,447 19,772 20,427 21,421 22,100 23,143
African American 15,037 16,303 16,906 17,881 18,468 18,635
Asian 14,590 14,643 14,804 14,917 15,109 15,270
European 11,073 11,299 12,020 13,242 14,877 15,684
Scotch-Irish 9,168 8,820 8,047 7,673 7,695 7,159
Canadian 8,234 7,973 7,584 7,559 6,926 7,114
Polish 7,266 7,159 7,313 7,141 7,397 7,519
American Indian 6,338 6,584 6,989 7,090 7,448 7,460
Subsaharan African 6,201 7,167 7,510 8,079 8,645 8,871
Swedish 5,957 5,849 5,893 5,930 5,517 5,354
Mexican 5,709 5,679 5,719 6,251 6,286 7,122
Puerto Rican 5,708 5,529 5,405 5,736 5,947 6,297
British 4,606 4,553 4,949 5,559 6,113 6,281
Chinese 3,225 3,633 3,836 3,962 4,011 4,004
Dutch 3,191 2,955 2,574 2,271 2,251 2,062
Norwegian 3,187 3,306 3,206 3,112 3,064 3,186
Some Other Race 3,151 3,151 2,967 2,970 3,541 4,846
Portuguese 2,862 2,748 2,640 2,517 2,468 2,313
Russian 2,777 2,848 2,796 2,558 2,062 1,704
Greek 2,578 2,460 2,371 2,446 2,385 2,007
Total Arab 2,504 2,644 2,511 2,714 2,469 2,023
Finnish 2,292 2,347 2,367 2,501 2,546 2,300
Filipino 2,241 2,006 2,015 1,989 2,121 2,066
Somali 2,060 2,194 2,227 2,556 2,737 2,057
Welsh 2,043 2,359 2,501 2,455 2,459 2,265
Asian Indian 2,006 1,694 2,151 1,994 2,191 2,327
Lithuanian 1,754 1,558 1,464 1,264 1,051 981
Danish 1,542 1,597 1,517 1,391 1,111 1,080
Cambodian 1,233 1,246 1,608 1,775 1,705 1,195
African 1,223 1,269 1,318 1,346 1,165 1,548
Korean 1,174 1,102 1,073 986 922 1,192
Other Subsaharan African 1,129 1,472 1,661 2,431 3,248 3,546
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 1,126 1,145 1,088 1,213 1,203 1,392
Eastern European 1,118 1,232 1,458 1,790 2,231 2,429
Northern European 1,071 1,171 1,401 1,860 2,350 1,957
Cuban 967 1,117 1,148 1,481 1,509 1,033
Sudanese 964 987 923 732 531 476
Scandinavian 905 1,080 1,241 1,426 1,633 2,117
Spaniard 879 940 1,041 1,016 1,007 1,199
Hungarian 868 948 965 1,017 797 815
Salvadoran 858 643 1,091 1,001 722 590
All other Hispanic or Latino 808 858 904 1,038 1,251 1,483
Iraqi 793 969 946 838 817 642
Dominican 766 987 932 997 933 967
Jamaican 759 701 569 576 596 839
Ukrainian 752 780 715 686 809 803
Colombian 751 851 888 759 681 739
Japanese 716 571 514 757 686 665
Armenian 663 622 614 434 438 230
Lebanese 631 569 506 573 639 663
Cajun 573 725 748 749 828 1,008
Thai 572 554 365 327 518 624
Guatemalan 540 544 485 456 421 467
Afghan 496 595 300 310 208 531
Slovak 490 420 393 457 475 453
Spanish 480 520 512 440 430 336
Arab 480 530 470 483 334 258
Austrian 467 479 451 409 351 469
Czech 466 483 561 595 676 895
Two or more Asian 396 422 358 363 304 593
Other Asian, not specified 389 410 376 379 383 303
Peruvian 382 278 406 394 694 742
Iranian 364 331 241 205 195 361
Czechoslovakian 347 387 279 291 341 305
Swiss 315 361 347 449 533 766
Celtic 288 308 223 252 209 183
Ethiopian 270 399 338 282 295 512
Argentinean 267 255 297 299 358 387
Romanian 264 322 374 390 345 322
Other Arab 247 250 243 310 234 38
Ecuadorian 239 280 338 389 404 524
Albanian 239 240 238 217 122 188
Honduran 237 189 118 113 237 215
Haitian 232 313 339 348 341 318
Yugoslavian 230 299 287 296 258 121
Pennsylvania German 225 175 264 299 356 324
Pakistani 211 94 170 266 313 324
Venezuelan 192 155 110 75 101 158
Brazilian 192 191 227 201 247 239
Serbian 190 187 168 231 279 77
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 187 211 249 318 396 190
Turkish 186 187 122 186 137 161
Nigerian 182 227 278 204 171 224
Belgian 181 143 125 178 191 196
Nicaraguan 172 285 260 166 212 163
Cape Verdean 172 138 125 50 68 53
Taiwanese 161 168 180 151 55 91
Latvian 159 204 178 154 161 192
Slavic 151 100 173 181 149 158
Croatian 138 136 86 38 31 90
Chilean 134 155 210 175 163 134
Bulgarian 132 155 199 287 302 226
Panamanian 129 103 155 166 198 227
Egyptian 123 117 182 204 152 147
Australian 123 150 146 187 194 366
Uruguayan 99 114 93 127 174 0
Moroccan 98 99 99 145 138 114
Costa Rican 83 195 196 216 238 226
Israeli 75 53 49 39 45 29
Syrian 74 74 63 160 144 149
Ghanaian 71 118 186 73 83 60
Alaska Native tribes 66 144 64 95 70 153
New Zealander 66 75 76 54 54 15
West Indian 63 48 54 65 61 41
Slovene 62 73 106 126 128 121
Burmese 60 78 65 0 0 0
Palestinian 58 36 2 1 2 2
Kenyan 56 46 58 56 17 49
Icelander 48 45 49 6 2 1
Other Asian, specified 46 44 0 0 0 21
Estonian 41 24 23 35 28 50
Laotian 39 21 26 13 21 33
British West Indian 35 41 26 16 7 12
South African 34 22 14 47 51 57
Sri Lankan 32 37 15 19 2 2
Alsatian 29 33 33 33 4 0
Basque 27 30 66 69 71 64
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 24 26 0 0 0 0
Cypriot 24 62 50 88 53 0
Paraguayan 21 40 63 43 63 64
Liberian 21 207 163 129 143 99
Mongolian 20 18 16 0 0 16
Ugandan 19 88 219 155 116 169
Other Central American 17 16 14 12 12 17
Bangladeshi 16 14 20 24 49 0
Nepalese 15 124 261 276 194 150
Maltese 15 28 19 20 11 5
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 15 16 68 184 123 110
Bahamian 13 19 9 8 11 0
Bolivian 9 19 22 36 15 15
Bermudan 9 7 11 9 0 0
Okinawan 6 6 0 0 0 0
Guyanese 5 3 3 3 0 1
Indonesian 3 160 119 118 138 192
German Russian 2 4 3 0 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 .

Link To or Reference This Page

We spent a lot of time downloading, cleaning, merging, and formatting the data that is shown on the site.

If you found the data or information on this page useful in your research, please use the tool below to properly cite or reference Name Census as the source. We appreciate your support!

  • "Maine Ancestry and Population Demographic Data". NameCensus.com. Accessed on April 15, 2024. https://namecensus.com/ancestry/state/maine/.

  • "Maine Ancestry and Population Demographic Data". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/ancestry/state/maine/. Accessed 15 April, 2024

  • Maine Ancestry and Population Demographic Data. NameCensus.com. Retrieved from https://namecensus.com/ancestry/state/maine/.