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 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.

Michigan Ancestry Data

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

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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