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 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.

Maine Ancestry Data

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