Maryland Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Maryland Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 3,416,107 3,408,240 3,395,212 3,373,181 3,343,003
African American 1,750,916 1,765,926 1,782,256 1,788,090 1,799,094
Hispanic or Latino 533,671 550,146 573,303 588,912 606,482
Asian 357,616 362,259 373,065 374,277 378,126
German 254,411 243,052 231,451 220,472 205,840
American 244,976 233,955 227,332 220,444 214,183
Some Other Race 211,914 218,586 236,834 249,815 272,137
Subsaharan African 208,038 223,273 232,890 240,520 236,875
Irish 173,815 168,105 162,256 153,281 147,396
Salvadoran 162,679 171,330 176,236 182,053 188,211
English 146,075 139,051 131,117 123,566 116,637
African 115,440 122,786 126,149 127,982 118,873
Italian 99,393 97,539 96,209 93,549 89,766
Mexican 95,779 96,502 95,933 97,231 100,975
Asian Indian 87,575 91,149 94,054 96,789 100,254
Chinese 75,739 78,306 80,033 80,427 80,731
Polish 58,480 57,790 56,356 54,831 51,950
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 58,475 60,157 61,872 63,405 64,045
European 55,686 56,255 58,675 65,570 72,234
Filipino 50,252 47,526 49,379 49,611 50,226
Korean 49,308 49,159 50,218 48,530 47,196
Puerto Rican 48,295 48,870 50,964 53,905 55,176
Guatemalan 45,185 45,775 50,702 52,916 55,208
Nigerian 31,568 34,252 35,330 37,582 37,868
Russian 30,820 29,916 28,528 27,121 25,129
Honduran 29,115 31,670 32,090 33,048 34,013
Scottish 28,237 26,616 26,319 25,216 23,378
Jamaican 28,178 28,746 29,676 30,877 30,523
Peruvian 20,829 20,958 22,645 24,070 25,092
Ethiopian 19,971 21,730 21,451 25,624 26,848
Pakistani 19,035 18,911 20,680 20,140 19,009
Dominican 18,372 19,604 21,094 21,771 21,714
Scotch-Irish 18,154 17,740 16,821 15,975 15,743
Total Arab 17,454 18,485 18,975 18,934 19,593
Colombian 17,147 17,357 18,387 19,157 18,138
Greek 17,136 17,193 16,423 15,180 14,264
Other Subsaharan African 16,496 17,849 20,339 20,369 21,320
French 16,364 16,638 15,607 14,446 13,951
All other Hispanic or Latino 16,171 17,492 20,053 21,060 22,665
British 13,963 13,704 14,106 15,184 16,071
Eastern European 13,867 14,431 16,399 18,451 20,079
Cuban 12,746 13,051 13,662 13,302 13,858
Iranian 12,693 12,682 12,958 12,440 12,683
Ukrainian 10,446 10,137 9,742 9,772 9,797
Haitian 10,429 11,092 11,125 11,646 12,497
Dutch 10,136 9,412 9,089 8,568 7,835
American Indian 10,136 10,573 10,251 9,905 10,235
Bolivian 10,051 9,870 9,078 8,641 9,042
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 9,033 9,340 9,657 9,169 9,036
Nicaraguan 8,453 9,108 11,257 11,665 11,147
Spaniard 8,436 8,315 8,437 8,320 7,964
Norwegian 8,163 7,853 7,499 7,700 7,449
Ghanaian 7,646 8,721 9,007 8,526 9,628
Swedish 7,639 7,340 7,062 6,593 6,225
Brazilian 7,399 6,816 6,210 7,168 6,914
Japanese 7,226 7,302 7,572 7,644 7,198
Ecuadorian 7,037 7,691 8,139 7,805 8,692
Welsh 6,951 6,829 6,473 6,395 6,112
Hungarian 6,614 5,978 5,895 5,638 5,228
Lithuanian 6,377 6,263 5,700 5,461 4,722
Panamanian 6,358 6,200 7,190 7,499 8,382
West Indian 6,319 6,020 6,029 6,249 6,242
Two or more Asian 5,911 5,582 6,433 6,358 7,023
Guyanese 5,790 6,102 5,956 5,669 5,477
Czech 5,787 5,477 4,728 4,678 3,995
Nepalese 5,731 6,170 6,360 6,458 7,489
French Canadian 5,682 5,954 6,171 6,224 5,927
Chilean 5,459 5,127 4,974 4,693 4,317
Argentinean 5,341 5,000 5,286 5,604 6,207
Portuguese 4,457 4,524 4,622 4,475 4,109
Turkish 4,412 4,161 4,080 4,113 3,732
Burmese 4,356 4,785 6,268 4,820 4,783
Taiwanese 4,211 3,994 3,768 3,964 3,950
Bangladeshi 4,183 4,177 3,810 3,746 3,620
Venezuelan 4,142 4,141 4,488 4,291 4,303
Northern European 4,123 4,103 4,142 4,267 5,224
Slovak 3,972 3,972 3,833 3,737 3,415
Spanish 3,947 3,933 3,712 3,859 3,608
Sierra Leonean 3,867 4,451 5,691 5,100 5,341
Liberian 3,858 4,107 4,778 4,917 5,253
Canadian 3,836 3,677 3,127 2,880 2,442
Thai 3,826 4,153 4,652 4,643 4,979
Other Asian, not specified 3,655 3,266 2,749 3,459 3,729
Lebanese 3,404 2,821 2,771 2,696 2,712
Romanian 3,295 3,228 3,142 3,138 2,973
Armenian 3,094 3,085 2,867 2,732 2,650
Costa Rican 3,023 2,884 3,144 3,155 3,392
Sri Lankan 2,908 3,281 3,600 3,171 3,054
Other Arab 2,890 2,842 2,939 3,956 4,688
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,754 2,792 2,830 3,059 3,034
Kenyan 2,631 3,196 3,023 3,677 5,092
Austrian 2,593 2,193 2,461 2,407 2,338
Swiss 2,591 2,739 2,660 2,507 2,149
Danish 2,579 2,648 2,631 2,420 2,226
Egyptian 2,559 3,031 3,477 3,675 3,561
Pennsylvania German 2,507 1,583 1,544 1,381 1,689
Indonesian 2,476 2,501 2,214 2,023 1,815
Moroccan 2,367 2,417 2,753 2,175 2,148
British West Indian 2,336 2,530 2,790 2,965 2,958
Arab 2,312 2,369 2,168 1,910 2,011
Cambodian 2,187 2,816 2,996 3,274 3,365
Czechoslovakian 2,068 2,265 2,156 1,945 2,100
Scandinavian 1,948 2,099 2,397 2,622 3,001
Israeli 1,935 1,913 1,934 1,732 1,756
Ugandan 1,797 1,869 2,181 1,915 1,660
Afghan 1,734 1,835 1,460 1,870 2,342
Croatian 1,533 1,445 1,250 1,076 959
Uruguayan 1,509 1,462 1,595 1,377 943
Bulgarian 1,440 1,450 1,236 1,312 1,463
Finnish 1,352 1,294 1,377 1,197 1,358
Paraguayan 1,342 1,490 2,003 1,514 1,615
Serbian 1,337 1,061 1,239 1,193 1,341
Palestinian 1,322 1,481 1,329 1,159 952
Other South American 1,301 1,350 1,288 1,048 1,062
Latvian 1,236 1,139 1,137 1,181 1,221
Belgian 1,152 1,230 1,150 1,065 1,068
Senegalese 1,138 1,016 1,159 1,280 1,537
Somali 1,113 915 1,139 815 240
Iraqi 1,103 1,522 1,704 1,340 1,256
Barbadian 1,101 1,078 1,184 1,118 1,359
Slavic 1,046 1,188 1,106 1,106 758
Albanian 1,027 1,048 1,187 1,373 1,333
Yugoslavian 1,022 894 894 701 678
Laotian 983 1,085 1,116 940 889
South African 925 932 810 821 776
Syrian 891 1,328 1,218 1,334 1,462
Other Central American 836 875 881 881 693
Zimbabwean 609 523 281 470 810
Jordanian 606 674 616 689 803
Australian 604 655 612 661 781
Slovene 551 547 436 436 474
Sudanese 496 513 1,096 1,020 1,180
Cape Verdean 483 413 456 422 449
Estonian 465 461 497 489 451
Celtic 451 449 524 535 639
United States Virgin Islander 383 598 567 508 613
Bhutanese 269 274 402 386 503
Mongolian 262 334 236 378 445
Belizean 261 153 178 175 184
Alaska Native tribes 250 248 280 294 186
German Russian 227 242 214 206 156
Icelander 220 143 143 151 228
Cajun 214 187 201 95 173
Bahamian 208 401 431 487 415
Malaysian 202 247 395 445 420
Cypriot 188 156 175 160 93
Soviet Union 186 179 174 209 147
Other West Indian 157 109 99 79 65
Macedonian 155 148 162 172 169
Luxembourger 152 148 116 126 133
Spanish American 118 91 65 47 65
New Zealander 116 170 174 191 176
Hmong 114 111 128 101 113
Carpatho Rusyn 111 73 47 95 140
Alsatian 76 92 97 105 63
Basque 75 95 101 100 74
Maltese 67 54 51 81 93
Bermudan 65 75 88 94 92
Other Asian, specified 47 53 76 81 110
Dutch West Indian 5 15 48 38 61

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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