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 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.

Maryland Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
White 3,416,107 3,408,240 3,395,212 3,373,181 3,343,003 3,275,048
African American 1,750,916 1,765,926 1,782,256 1,788,090 1,799,094 1,803,128
Hispanic or Latino 533,671 550,146 573,303 588,912 606,482 619,418
Asian 357,616 362,259 373,065 374,277 378,126 384,429
German 254,411 243,052 231,451 220,472 205,840 196,042
American 244,976 233,955 227,332 220,444 214,183 212,063
Some Other Race 211,914 218,586 236,834 249,815 272,137 285,370
Subsaharan African 208,038 223,273 232,890 240,520 236,875 222,262
Irish 173,815 168,105 162,256 153,281 147,396 142,712
Salvadoran 162,679 171,330 176,236 182,053 188,211 181,925
English 146,075 139,051 131,117 123,566 116,637 125,933
African 115,440 122,786 126,149 127,982 118,873 98,279
Italian 99,393 97,539 96,209 93,549 89,766 86,468
Mexican 95,779 96,502 95,933 97,231 100,975 97,574
Asian Indian 87,575 91,149 94,054 96,789 100,254 99,681
Chinese 75,739 78,306 80,033 80,427 80,731 80,249
Polish 58,480 57,790 56,356 54,831 51,950 48,623
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 58,475 60,157 61,872 63,405 64,045 64,018
European 55,686 56,255 58,675 65,570 72,234 72,626
Filipino 50,252 47,526 49,379 49,611 50,226 50,281
Korean 49,308 49,159 50,218 48,530 47,196 48,468
Puerto Rican 48,295 48,870 50,964 53,905 55,176 59,738
Guatemalan 45,185 45,775 50,702 52,916 55,208 57,164
Nigerian 31,568 34,252 35,330 37,582 37,868 37,756
Russian 30,820 29,916 28,528 27,121 25,129 23,853
Honduran 29,115 31,670 32,090 33,048 34,013 33,886
Scottish 28,237 26,616 26,319 25,216 23,378 22,138
Jamaican 28,178 28,746 29,676 30,877 30,523 32,253
Peruvian 20,829 20,958 22,645 24,070 25,092 25,426
Ethiopian 19,971 21,730 21,451 25,624 26,848 29,075
Pakistani 19,035 18,911 20,680 20,140 19,009 19,800
Dominican 18,372 19,604 21,094 21,771 21,714 25,028
Scotch-Irish 18,154 17,740 16,821 15,975 15,743 13,059
Total Arab 17,454 18,485 18,975 18,934 19,593 21,771
Colombian 17,147 17,357 18,387 19,157 18,138 18,939
Greek 17,136 17,193 16,423 15,180 14,264 13,867
Other Subsaharan African 16,496 17,849 20,339 20,369 21,320 26,190
French 16,364 16,638 15,607 14,446 13,951 12,437
All other Hispanic or Latino 16,171 17,492 20,053 21,060 22,665 30,213
British 13,963 13,704 14,106 15,184 16,071 15,392
Eastern European 13,867 14,431 16,399 18,451 20,079 21,319
Cuban 12,746 13,051 13,662 13,302 13,858 13,988
Iranian 12,693 12,682 12,958 12,440 12,683 13,452
Ukrainian 10,446 10,137 9,742 9,772 9,797 8,782
Haitian 10,429 11,092 11,125 11,646 12,497 11,787
American Indian 10,136 10,573 10,251 9,905 10,235 9,971
Dutch 10,136 9,412 9,089 8,568 7,835 7,638
Bolivian 10,051 9,870 9,078 8,641 9,042 9,783
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 9,033 9,340 9,657 9,169 9,036 8,572
Nicaraguan 8,453 9,108 11,257 11,665 11,147 10,900
Spaniard 8,436 8,315 8,437 8,320 7,964 9,143
Norwegian 8,163 7,853 7,499 7,700 7,449 7,010
Ghanaian 7,646 8,721 9,007 8,526 9,628 9,611
Swedish 7,639 7,340 7,062 6,593 6,225 5,445
Brazilian 7,399 6,816 6,210 7,168 6,914 7,465
Japanese 7,226 7,302 7,572 7,644 7,198 6,907
Ecuadorian 7,037 7,691 8,139 7,805 8,692 10,677
Welsh 6,951 6,829 6,473 6,395 6,112 5,652
Hungarian 6,614 5,978 5,895 5,638 5,228 5,148
Lithuanian 6,377 6,263 5,700 5,461 4,722 4,547
Panamanian 6,358 6,200 7,190 7,499 8,382 7,081
West Indian 6,319 6,020 6,029 6,249 6,242 6,267
Two or more Asian 5,911 5,582 6,433 6,358 7,023 8,714
Guyanese 5,790 6,102 5,956 5,669 5,477 5,220
Czech 5,787 5,477 4,728 4,678 3,995 3,730
Nepalese 5,731 6,170 6,360 6,458 7,489 8,894
French Canadian 5,682 5,954 6,171 6,224 5,927 5,550
Chilean 5,459 5,127 4,974 4,693 4,317 3,811
Argentinean 5,341 5,000 5,286 5,604 6,207 6,539
Portuguese 4,457 4,524 4,622 4,475 4,109 4,380
Turkish 4,412 4,161 4,080 4,113 3,732 3,803
Burmese 4,356 4,785 6,268 4,820 4,783 4,870
Taiwanese 4,211 3,994 3,768 3,964 3,950 4,638
Bangladeshi 4,183 4,177 3,810 3,746 3,620 4,044
Venezuelan 4,142 4,141 4,488 4,291 4,303 4,315
Northern European 4,123 4,103 4,142 4,267 5,224 5,418
Slovak 3,972 3,972 3,833 3,737 3,415 3,216
Spanish 3,947 3,933 3,712 3,859 3,608 5,674
Sierra Leonean 3,867 4,451 5,691 5,100 5,341 5,483
Liberian 3,858 4,107 4,778 4,917 5,253 4,830
Canadian 3,836 3,677 3,127 2,880 2,442 2,104
Thai 3,826 4,153 4,652 4,643 4,979 5,147
Other Asian, not specified 3,655 3,266 2,749 3,459 3,729 4,480
Lebanese 3,404 2,821 2,771 2,696 2,712 2,500
Romanian 3,295 3,228 3,142 3,138 2,973 3,229
Armenian 3,094 3,085 2,867 2,732 2,650 2,578
Costa Rican 3,023 2,884 3,144 3,155 3,392 2,923
Sri Lankan 2,908 3,281 3,600 3,171 3,054 3,325
Other Arab 2,890 2,842 2,939 3,956 4,688 4,384
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,754 2,792 2,830 3,059 3,034 2,650
Kenyan 2,631 3,196 3,023 3,677 5,092 5,184
Austrian 2,593 2,193 2,461 2,407 2,338 2,234
Swiss 2,591 2,739 2,660 2,507 2,149 2,382
Danish 2,579 2,648 2,631 2,420 2,226 1,999
Egyptian 2,559 3,031 3,477 3,675 3,561 4,698
Pennsylvania German 2,507 1,583 1,544 1,381 1,689 1,403
Indonesian 2,476 2,501 2,214 2,023 1,815 2,056
Moroccan 2,367 2,417 2,753 2,175 2,148 1,933
British West Indian 2,336 2,530 2,790 2,965 2,958 2,160
Arab 2,312 2,369 2,168 1,910 2,011 3,207
Cambodian 2,187 2,816 2,996 3,274 3,365 3,155
Czechoslovakian 2,068 2,265 2,156 1,945 2,100 2,093
Scandinavian 1,948 2,099 2,397 2,622 3,001 3,386
Israeli 1,935 1,913 1,934 1,732 1,756 1,987
Ugandan 1,797 1,869 2,181 1,915 1,660 1,436
Afghan 1,734 1,835 1,460 1,870 2,342 2,889
Croatian 1,533 1,445 1,250 1,076 959 1,053
Uruguayan 1,509 1,462 1,595 1,377 943 1,349
Bulgarian 1,440 1,450 1,236 1,312 1,463 1,551
Finnish 1,352 1,294 1,377 1,197 1,358 1,254
Paraguayan 1,342 1,490 2,003 1,514 1,615 1,530
Serbian 1,337 1,061 1,239 1,193 1,341 1,306
Palestinian 1,322 1,481 1,329 1,159 952 1,254
Other South American 1,301 1,350 1,288 1,048 1,062 1,094
Latvian 1,236 1,139 1,137 1,181 1,221 1,054
Belgian 1,152 1,230 1,150 1,065 1,068 1,090
Senegalese 1,138 1,016 1,159 1,280 1,537 883
Somali 1,113 915 1,139 815 240 346
Iraqi 1,103 1,522 1,704 1,340 1,256 947
Barbadian 1,101 1,078 1,184 1,118 1,359 1,433
Slavic 1,046 1,188 1,106 1,106 758 756
Albanian 1,027 1,048 1,187 1,373 1,333 1,376
Yugoslavian 1,022 894 894 701 678 736
Laotian 983 1,085 1,116 940 889 852
South African 925 932 810 821 776 817
Syrian 891 1,328 1,218 1,334 1,462 2,277
Other Central American 836 875 881 881 693 695
Zimbabwean 609 523 281 470 810 405
Jordanian 606 674 616 689 803 571
Australian 604 655 612 661 781 851
Slovene 551 547 436 436 474 512
Sudanese 496 513 1,096 1,020 1,180 1,310
Cape Verdean 483 413 456 422 449 657
Estonian 465 461 497 489 451 449
Celtic 451 449 524 535 639 444
United States Virgin Islander 383 598 567 508 613 493
Bhutanese 269 274 402 386 503 349
Mongolian 262 334 236 378 445 297
Belizean 261 153 178 175 184 244
Alaska Native tribes 250 248 280 294 186 98
German Russian 227 242 214 206 156 140
Icelander 220 143 143 151 228 337
Cajun 214 187 201 95 173 236
Bahamian 208 401 431 487 415 447
Malaysian 202 247 395 445 420 348
Cypriot 188 156 175 160 93 118
Soviet Union 186 179 174 209 147 151
Other West Indian 157 109 99 79 65 90
Macedonian 155 148 162 172 169 143
Luxembourger 152 148 116 126 133 60
Spanish American 118 91 65 47 65 23
New Zealander 116 170 174 191 176 100
Hmong 114 111 128 101 113 29
Carpatho Rusyn 111 73 47 95 140 132
Alsatian 76 92 97 105 63 73
Basque 75 95 101 100 74 52
Maltese 67 54 51 81 93 81
Bermudan 65 75 88 94 92 186
Other Asian, specified 47 53 76 81 110 1,586
Dutch West Indian 5 15 48 38 61 86

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 .

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