Minnesota Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Minnesota Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 4,594,367 4,597,525 4,598,252 4,606,044 4,609,049
German 674,850 657,761 638,633 614,165 586,859
African American 299,176 310,853 326,953 342,186 356,515
Norwegian 273,840 265,633 255,853 247,521 234,043
Hispanic or Latino 270,984 276,026 284,649 292,764 299,556
Asian 240,786 246,819 255,935 262,359 268,181
Mexican 189,743 192,523 196,865 201,580 201,662
American 167,907 161,644 154,453 149,365 146,335
Subsaharan African 104,925 112,529 125,587 133,917 144,721
Irish 102,961 99,694 95,755 94,306 89,800
Swedish 94,482 89,605 86,880 83,021 78,661
Some Other Race 82,085 88,296 95,600 97,833 104,032
Hmong 69,466 72,962 75,565 77,494 79,418
Polish 59,604 57,154 56,340 54,487 52,331
English 58,283 55,445 52,923 49,903 47,987
European 53,480 55,068 57,655 65,646 74,139
American Indian 45,321 46,649 47,557 49,206 48,127
Scandinavian 43,487 42,685 44,656 48,173 50,993
Somali 39,429 44,354 50,181 56,385 61,247
Asian Indian 38,200 40,846 42,099 43,967 46,124
Finnish 33,720 33,524 33,299 33,673 32,979
Italian 30,421 29,710 28,946 27,364 26,061
Chinese 27,764 28,076 29,250 30,101 29,610
Dutch 24,557 23,802 23,638 22,763 21,434
Czech 22,746 22,170 22,089 20,534 20,348
African 22,732 24,150 26,128 26,162 27,945
French 20,585 19,544 18,616 18,084 16,977
Ethiopian 16,798 16,910 19,740 20,501 21,797
Korean 16,034 15,977 16,352 15,972 15,777
Russian 15,357 15,119 14,401 14,686 13,715
Danish 14,452 13,946 13,528 13,036 11,873
French Canadian 14,200 13,325 12,960 12,360 12,108
Puerto Rican 13,075 13,042 13,845 14,515 15,286
Scottish 12,822 12,783 12,791 12,034 11,495
Total Arab 11,914 12,575 13,261 13,776 14,771
Laotian 11,146 10,895 10,486 9,943 9,618
Filipino 10,003 10,250 10,921 11,322 11,938
Salvadoran 9,396 10,180 10,797 12,224 12,893
Burmese 9,361 9,954 11,533 13,085 13,436
Northern European 9,014 8,738 8,846 9,234 10,692
Liberian 8,785 8,856 10,161 10,289 10,553
Cambodian 8,619 7,271 8,400 8,015 7,530
Ecuadorian 8,519 8,624 9,998 10,001 10,095
Guatemalan 8,161 8,397 9,454 10,262 11,293
Ukrainian 7,308 7,462 7,613 7,149 6,856
Scotch-Irish 6,687 6,712 6,832 6,981 6,793
Colombian 6,589 6,319 6,228 5,601 5,506
All other Hispanic or Latino 6,197 7,057 7,059 7,829 8,839
Nigerian 5,693 5,734 6,569 6,414 6,467
British 5,613 6,328 6,848 7,280 7,481
Honduran 5,134 5,089 5,111 4,928 5,060
Two or more Asian 4,732 4,724 4,891 4,755 5,046
Czechoslovakian 4,321 4,430 4,400 4,437 4,064
Other Asian, not specified 4,144 3,632 2,838 3,278 4,009
Yugoslavian 4,122 3,988 4,111 3,944 3,812
Cuban 4,098 4,059 4,364 4,677 5,446
Belgian 3,930 3,759 3,604 3,571 3,525
Japanese 3,928 3,976 4,250 4,456 4,631
Spaniard 3,781 4,076 4,292 4,276 4,870
Other Subsaharan African 3,695 3,881 4,528 5,233 5,638
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 3,645 3,919 4,635 4,837 4,926
Canadian 3,639 3,466 3,282 2,935 2,963
Welsh 3,638 3,615 3,334 3,027 2,774
Greek 3,624 3,688 3,331 3,012 2,962
Eastern European 3,599 3,901 4,507 5,388 6,808
Swiss 3,316 3,394 3,117 2,922 2,700
Slovene 3,098 3,016 2,834 2,880 2,758
Austrian 3,085 2,827 2,829 2,818 2,807
Sudanese 2,967 3,047 2,549 3,283 3,187
Kenyan 2,728 3,314 3,483 3,442 5,173
Romanian 2,711 2,674 2,638 2,521 2,270
Hungarian 2,694 2,604 2,611 2,775 2,864
Other Arab 2,582 2,713 2,898 2,823 3,227
Lebanese 2,426 2,528 2,511 2,301 2,431
Peruvian 2,404 2,847 2,314 2,529 2,817
Croatian 2,365 2,349 2,204 2,258 2,188
Thai 2,287 2,343 2,750 2,702 3,078
Spanish 2,230 2,331 2,347 1,962 1,866
Egyptian 2,171 2,392 2,018 2,583 3,021
Pakistani 2,153 2,263 2,710 2,415 2,686
Slovak 1,989 1,863 1,953 1,709 1,585
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,970 1,969 1,976 2,187 2,194
Jamaican 1,965 1,707 1,909 1,634 1,641
Chilean 1,899 1,901 1,752 1,692 1,504
Serbian 1,868 1,779 1,766 1,733 1,521
Dominican 1,854 2,046 2,389 2,676 2,822
Argentinean 1,853 1,772 2,071 1,457 1,804
Iranian 1,820 1,961 1,905 2,013 2,131
Nepalese 1,564 2,020 2,203 2,701 3,231
Arab 1,547 1,617 1,865 1,904 1,733
Nicaraguan 1,423 1,244 1,373 1,781 2,011
Guyanese 1,408 1,633 1,731 1,978 2,234
Taiwanese 1,362 1,045 1,064 1,132 1,339
Panamanian 1,353 916 889 978 993
Pennsylvania German 1,306 1,372 1,599 1,161 1,150
Latvian 1,237 1,347 1,243 1,138 1,071
Ghanaian 1,190 1,010 842 726 968
Luxembourger 1,169 1,257 1,338 1,297 1,240
Brazilian 1,102 1,045 1,094 1,235 1,287
Costa Rican 1,092 1,098 952 925 1,175
Portuguese 1,079 1,152 1,159 1,217 950
Turkish 1,048 1,180 1,167 1,092 980
Venezuelan 958 1,072 1,142 1,553 1,946
Lithuanian 932 1,018 1,011 1,093 1,176
Iraqi 913 970 1,107 1,187 1,257
Slavic 911 865 862 836 898
Icelander 874 981 872 925 707
Bangladeshi 796 745 726 693 851
Bulgarian 700 961 964 996 979
Palestinian 687 640 619 678 660
Syrian 638 694 904 786 663
Haitian 601 676 1,083 1,183 1,273
Moroccan 590 559 796 904 1,095
Sri Lankan 577 723 477 600 660
Indonesian 519 570 606 618 583
Israeli 509 571 385 369 352
Australian 473 419 507 474 426
German Russian 435 496 432 388 351
Armenian 427 634 585 629 652
Albanian 425 373 368 325 470
Bhutanese 412 560 485 313 401
Bolivian 404 490 452 388 624
Jordanian 360 462 543 610 684
South African 311 326 401 393 408
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 298 439 629 730 769
Malaysian 284 296 358 462 490
Other South American 267 290 339 183 233
Paraguayan 262 309 275 317 359
West Indian 254 412 417 622 612
Ugandan 249 377 379 458 571
Celtic 240 189 224 210 227
Estonian 216 202 188 184 187
Belizean 214 101 66 33 55
Afghan 196 342 353 335 428
Uruguayan 152 226 198 253 371
Macedonian 143 130 104 89 119
Alaska Native tribes 125 148 196 212 215
Other Central American 122 114 140 166 69
Zimbabwean 120 219 208 168 197
Sierra Leonean 117 181 214 222 326
Other West Indian 106 101 80 147 117
Mongolian 94 93 94 55 58
Senegalese 89 82 109 151 191
Cypriot 86 71 64 32 31
New Zealander 76 95 109 102 152
Cajun 74 111 212 232 220
Basque 65 171 150 123 178
Bahamian 59 87 50 55 73
United States Virgin Islander 56 40 43 19 23
British West Indian 47 282 236 265 254
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 44 34 50 57 47
Barbadian 44 22 84 91 60
Carpatho Rusyn 38 42 70 64 38
Maltese 36 59 76 62 99
Cape Verdean 22 88 95 90 53
Other Asian, specified 18 6 7 7 10
Spanish American 18 4 3 11 12
Okinawan 16 17 0 0 0
Alsatian 6 6 6 3 3
Dutch West Indian 1 52 38 58 49

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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