Michigan Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Michigan Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
White 7,823,875 7,817,827 7,813,199 7,818,588 7,813,755 7,735,902
African American 1,381,388 1,376,446 1,374,515 1,375,424 1,374,314 1,360,149
German 619,460 599,981 579,656 555,532 529,538 514,390
American 533,864 521,479 501,654 486,586 465,303 418,362
Hispanic or Latino 467,021 474,381 484,568 497,897 507,353 521,203
Mexican 343,997 349,202 354,272 363,421 366,137 371,361
Polish 304,858 295,861 287,316 279,484 269,163 262,317
Asian 268,766 276,769 289,082 304,403 311,721 316,844
English 263,541 249,885 240,318 229,848 224,742 241,122
Irish 245,181 239,756 234,914 225,790 215,599 215,195
Dutch 199,990 196,260 193,777 192,222 184,987 181,259
Italian 164,297 157,569 153,801 149,693 144,913 143,844
Total Arab 130,347 134,698 142,334 143,933 148,363 149,593
Some Other Race 109,184 111,377 115,258 119,141 117,801 131,580
Asian Indian 90,301 95,353 102,735 110,379 114,215 115,367
European 80,685 87,846 97,220 110,836 127,938 136,074
French 64,646 62,398 58,439 57,027 53,499 49,869
Scottish 59,804 59,665 57,857 56,011 53,786 52,621
French Canadian 55,643 54,266 53,224 51,065 49,648 46,188
Chinese 49,748 52,136 55,011 57,513 57,616 55,414
Puerto Rican 43,770 44,219 44,898 45,369 47,174 48,389
Subsaharan African 43,545 40,747 45,198 48,634 52,954 58,221
American Indian 40,533 39,602 39,234 41,388 41,912 39,265
Lebanese 39,973 40,526 41,078 39,322 40,509 41,673
Finnish 37,525 36,065 34,868 34,194 33,256 30,853
Swedish 33,739 32,501 31,358 29,733 27,742 27,400
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 32,883 35,211 34,953 36,162 34,976 33,537
Arab 30,943 31,078 31,328 33,479 31,729 29,757
African 28,927 26,248 29,566 31,581 33,904 35,538
Hungarian 28,439 27,451 25,930 24,469 23,762 21,680
Korean 26,373 25,559 25,795 26,104 26,201 26,431
Filipino 25,716 24,190 25,459 26,225 25,306 24,809
Scotch-Irish 24,473 23,916 24,045 23,285 22,568 20,608
Albanian 23,603 23,220 20,858 19,808 20,187 21,824
Other Arab 22,155 23,973 27,263 28,320 30,898 31,193
Norwegian 21,844 21,399 20,941 19,810 19,951 19,732
Russian 21,746 21,045 20,753 19,660 18,123 17,155
Iraqi 20,695 21,368 23,622 23,911 24,922 26,029
Canadian 18,731 18,336 17,098 15,777 15,470 14,413
Greek 18,315 18,250 18,191 17,080 16,630 17,530
British 15,974 15,802 16,568 17,864 19,621 18,698
Ukrainian 15,550 15,017 14,704 14,307 14,427 14,836
Romanian 15,078 15,209 15,130 14,539 15,040 14,420
Belgian 13,740 13,599 12,441 11,275 11,265 11,159
Yugoslavian 12,053 10,516 10,300 9,987 10,037 9,791
Guatemalan 11,865 11,747 12,559 12,964 13,315 13,074
Czech 11,813 10,854 10,827 10,263 10,156 9,958
Japanese 11,326 11,663 11,937 11,918 11,996 12,939
All other Hispanic or Latino 11,267 11,980 13,438 14,716 16,098 18,381
Pakistani 10,279 10,855 10,862 11,415 12,194 13,671
Cuban 10,158 11,378 11,952 12,014 13,142 13,791
Bangladeshi 9,519 9,834 10,409 10,909 11,727 12,725
Danish 9,085 9,242 9,153 8,823 8,825 7,752
Lithuanian 8,939 8,593 7,733 7,691 7,778 8,269
Welsh 8,716 8,913 8,630 8,337 7,708 7,706
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 8,482 8,319 8,956 9,357 9,604 9,654
Spaniard 7,991 8,441 8,638 9,303 9,447 9,014
Slovak 7,980 7,338 7,145 6,888 6,847 6,118
Armenian 7,572 7,332 7,132 6,616 6,118 5,662
Eastern European 6,780 7,735 9,562 12,369 15,419 16,907
Macedonian 6,360 6,042 5,895 6,778 7,004 7,962
Czechoslovakian 6,193 5,918 5,607 5,388 5,044 4,342
Croatian 6,116 6,295 6,231 6,047 5,591 5,403
Scandinavian 5,814 6,522 6,778 7,110 7,777 7,763
Northern European 5,751 5,829 6,193 6,820 8,153 9,043
Dominican 5,685 5,547 5,780 6,185 6,981 7,373
Swiss 5,368 5,293 5,200 5,189 5,274 4,855
Syrian 5,235 5,298 5,318 5,336 4,797 4,879
Maltese 5,153 5,050 5,031 4,673 4,363 4,429
Salvadoran 5,118 4,618 4,655 4,653 4,559 4,681
Hmong 5,069 5,576 5,888 6,055 6,504 7,064
Spanish 4,837 4,804 4,699 4,604 4,838 7,287
Colombian 4,774 4,567 4,960 5,343 5,065 4,975
Serbian 4,444 4,252 3,604 3,723 3,570 2,983
Austrian 4,430 4,416 4,353 4,350 4,044 3,908
Nigerian 4,388 4,689 4,786 4,852 5,352 6,452
Pennsylvania German 4,295 4,212 4,262 4,560 4,508 4,887
Jamaican 4,176 4,057 4,310 4,672 4,847 4,975
Palestinian 3,903 4,386 4,501 4,437 4,917 4,186
Egyptian 3,530 4,037 3,963 3,954 4,119 4,177
Two or more Asian 3,516 3,480 3,716 4,227 4,591 5,591
Honduran 2,975 3,346 4,039 3,943 4,399 5,054
Iranian 2,973 3,482 3,640 3,687 3,632 3,496
Other Subsaharan African 2,901 3,075 2,909 2,902 4,194 3,957
Other Asian, not specified 2,832 3,246 3,196 3,413 3,528 4,557
Laotian 2,815 3,073 3,076 3,071 3,303 3,053
Jordanian 2,600 2,455 3,555 3,540 4,343 4,956
Peruvian 2,599 2,652 2,390 2,656 2,877 2,755
Taiwanese 2,506 2,565 2,693 2,693 2,631 2,712
Burmese 2,452 3,113 3,249 3,995 4,764 4,691
Argentinean 2,408 2,219 2,161 2,126 2,535 2,610
Latvian 2,272 2,083 2,087 1,883 1,738 1,637
Brazilian 2,131 2,024 2,087 2,141 2,579 2,766
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,083 2,492 2,808 2,979 3,099 3,117
Thai 2,003 1,937 2,102 2,689 2,895 2,647
Haitian 1,972 1,964 2,317 2,172 2,422 2,429
Portuguese 1,967 2,096 2,099 1,930 1,899 1,708
Slavic 1,890 1,874 1,744 1,660 1,595 1,540
Nepalese 1,831 2,056 2,287 2,107 2,654 2,637
Ethiopian 1,739 1,506 1,868 2,195 2,141 2,474
Venezuelan 1,569 1,653 1,954 2,068 2,248 2,550
Bulgarian 1,550 1,713 1,766 1,790 1,831 2,005
Cambodian 1,505 1,186 1,206 1,183 1,073 1,166
Turkish 1,473 1,515 1,291 1,606 1,730 1,646
Israeli 1,469 1,614 1,225 1,105 1,347 1,113
Slovene 1,398 1,308 1,433 1,375 1,370 1,379
Somali 1,387 1,199 1,781 1,909 1,631 1,974
Ecuadorian 1,382 1,485 1,414 1,348 1,368 1,528
Panamanian 1,365 1,208 1,555 1,806 1,947 2,339
Moroccan 1,313 1,577 1,706 1,634 2,129 2,743
Sri Lankan 1,270 1,367 1,310 1,333 1,192 1,021
Chilean 1,262 1,037 1,083 1,030 1,151 1,493
Costa Rican 1,073 1,013 1,079 1,276 1,260 1,927
Bhutanese 908 966 742 649 512 205
Celtic 848 693 684 583 634 742
Nicaraguan 837 911 1,018 979 1,127 1,358
Australian 828 780 947 773 628 699
Malaysian 746 673 733 623 537 415
Kenyan 744 684 876 936 1,216 1,417
West Indian 709 809 698 767 739 698
South African 683 680 755 844 669 503
Liberian 656 582 345 696 616 1,826
Ghanaian 645 643 1,019 902 831 1,132
Indonesian 618 504 712 820 787 713
Other South American 589 576 481 568 283 164
Sudanese 570 577 412 679 1,277 1,813
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 526 616 724 733 642 606
Guyanese 480 405 271 206 258 255
Bolivian 448 593 606 628 623 482
New Zealander 357 299 304 209 171 172
Alaska Native tribes 341 373 366 375 309 271
Zimbabwean 337 321 336 430 491 289
Other Central American 330 415 346 294 247 113
German Russian 325 269 335 368 550 456
Uruguayan 290 371 277 321 292 251
Afghan 285 505 560 437 590 721
Paraguayan 284 238 229 221 162 169
Estonian 266 319 239 199 185 206
Ugandan 243 296 294 281 270 350
Barbadian 205 142 104 83 88 66
British West Indian 204 102 124 144 183 187
Senegalese 203 120 178 161 97 257
Belizean 201 187 231 233 94 116
Bahamian 200 264 280 448 403 397
Dutch West Indian 157 113 95 72 127 120
Icelander 154 103 106 156 230 188
Cajun 152 166 161 222 129 203
Spanish American 148 161 85 61 78 84
Luxembourger 140 170 206 243 250 248
Other Asian, specified 112 116 158 148 109 494
Basque 99 90 89 110 79 62
Cypriot 98 94 98 122 134 333
Carpatho Rusyn 92 94 105 105 86 195
Bermudan 81 43 47 26 26 25
Mongolian 69 39 48 122 114 113
Sierra Leonean 68 77 52 240 248 225
Cape Verdean 54 50 21 26 17 14
United States Virgin Islander 51 22 26 7 33 35
Alsatian 47 68 70 69 56 67
Okinawan 21 11 18 27 15 28

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