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 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.

Minnesota Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
White 4,594,367 4,597,525 4,598,252 4,606,044 4,609,049 4,572,149
German 674,850 657,761 638,633 614,165 586,859 569,985
African American 299,176 310,853 326,953 342,186 356,515 359,817
Norwegian 273,840 265,633 255,853 247,521 234,043 222,536
Hispanic or Latino 270,984 276,026 284,649 292,764 299,556 307,675
Asian 240,786 246,819 255,935 262,359 268,181 275,242
Mexican 189,743 192,523 196,865 201,580 201,662 204,270
American 167,907 161,644 154,453 149,365 146,335 142,607
Subsaharan African 104,925 112,529 125,587 133,917 144,721 146,209
Irish 102,961 99,694 95,755 94,306 89,800 87,927
Swedish 94,482 89,605 86,880 83,021 78,661 73,412
Some Other Race 82,085 88,296 95,600 97,833 104,032 118,748
Hmong 69,466 72,962 75,565 77,494 79,418 86,175
Polish 59,604 57,154 56,340 54,487 52,331 49,645
English 58,283 55,445 52,923 49,903 47,987 53,269
European 53,480 55,068 57,655 65,646 74,139 78,367
American Indian 45,321 46,649 47,557 49,206 48,127 43,924
Scandinavian 43,487 42,685 44,656 48,173 50,993 51,010
Somali 39,429 44,354 50,181 56,385 61,247 60,767
Asian Indian 38,200 40,846 42,099 43,967 46,124 45,810
Finnish 33,720 33,524 33,299 33,673 32,979 32,442
Italian 30,421 29,710 28,946 27,364 26,061 25,374
Chinese 27,764 28,076 29,250 30,101 29,610 30,199
Dutch 24,557 23,802 23,638 22,763 21,434 20,246
Czech 22,746 22,170 22,089 20,534 20,348 18,701
African 22,732 24,150 26,128 26,162 27,945 28,047
French 20,585 19,544 18,616 18,084 16,977 17,216
Ethiopian 16,798 16,910 19,740 20,501 21,797 22,910
Korean 16,034 15,977 16,352 15,972 15,777 15,643
Russian 15,357 15,119 14,401 14,686 13,715 12,390
Danish 14,452 13,946 13,528 13,036 11,873 11,738
French Canadian 14,200 13,325 12,960 12,360 12,108 11,668
Puerto Rican 13,075 13,042 13,845 14,515 15,286 15,891
Scottish 12,822 12,783 12,791 12,034 11,495 11,259
Total Arab 11,914 12,575 13,261 13,776 14,771 14,840
Laotian 11,146 10,895 10,486 9,943 9,618 9,516
Filipino 10,003 10,250 10,921 11,322 11,938 12,049
Salvadoran 9,396 10,180 10,797 12,224 12,893 12,216
Burmese 9,361 9,954 11,533 13,085 13,436 12,984
Northern European 9,014 8,738 8,846 9,234 10,692 9,805
Liberian 8,785 8,856 10,161 10,289 10,553 10,171
Cambodian 8,619 7,271 8,400 8,015 7,530 7,001
Ecuadorian 8,519 8,624 9,998 10,001 10,095 10,680
Guatemalan 8,161 8,397 9,454 10,262 11,293 10,698
Ukrainian 7,308 7,462 7,613 7,149 6,856 6,576
Scotch-Irish 6,687 6,712 6,832 6,981 6,793 6,850
Colombian 6,589 6,319 6,228 5,601 5,506 5,939
All other Hispanic or Latino 6,197 7,057 7,059 7,829 8,839 11,345
Nigerian 5,693 5,734 6,569 6,414 6,467 6,818
British 5,613 6,328 6,848 7,280 7,481 6,820
Honduran 5,134 5,089 5,111 4,928 5,060 4,918
Two or more Asian 4,732 4,724 4,891 4,755 5,046 5,920
Czechoslovakian 4,321 4,430 4,400 4,437 4,064 3,602
Other Asian, not specified 4,144 3,632 2,838 3,278 4,009 4,004
Yugoslavian 4,122 3,988 4,111 3,944 3,812 3,428
Cuban 4,098 4,059 4,364 4,677 5,446 5,720
Belgian 3,930 3,759 3,604 3,571 3,525 3,120
Japanese 3,928 3,976 4,250 4,456 4,631 4,337
Spaniard 3,781 4,076 4,292 4,276 4,870 5,658
Other Subsaharan African 3,695 3,881 4,528 5,233 5,638 5,661
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 3,645 3,919 4,635 4,837 4,926 4,136
Canadian 3,639 3,466 3,282 2,935 2,963 2,844
Welsh 3,638 3,615 3,334 3,027 2,774 2,616
Greek 3,624 3,688 3,331 3,012 2,962 3,035
Eastern European 3,599 3,901 4,507 5,388 6,808 7,043
Swiss 3,316 3,394 3,117 2,922 2,700 2,600
Slovene 3,098 3,016 2,834 2,880 2,758 2,825
Austrian 3,085 2,827 2,829 2,818 2,807 2,440
Sudanese 2,967 3,047 2,549 3,283 3,187 3,126
Kenyan 2,728 3,314 3,483 3,442 5,173 5,354
Romanian 2,711 2,674 2,638 2,521 2,270 2,409
Hungarian 2,694 2,604 2,611 2,775 2,864 2,617
Other Arab 2,582 2,713 2,898 2,823 3,227 3,194
Lebanese 2,426 2,528 2,511 2,301 2,431 2,172
Peruvian 2,404 2,847 2,314 2,529 2,817 3,224
Croatian 2,365 2,349 2,204 2,258 2,188 2,085
Thai 2,287 2,343 2,750 2,702 3,078 3,318
Spanish 2,230 2,331 2,347 1,962 1,866 2,587
Egyptian 2,171 2,392 2,018 2,583 3,021 2,865
Pakistani 2,153 2,263 2,710 2,415 2,686 3,863
Slovak 1,989 1,863 1,953 1,709 1,585 1,376
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,970 1,969 1,976 2,187 2,194 2,201
Jamaican 1,965 1,707 1,909 1,634 1,641 1,206
Chilean 1,899 1,901 1,752 1,692 1,504 1,137
Serbian 1,868 1,779 1,766 1,733 1,521 1,209
Dominican 1,854 2,046 2,389 2,676 2,822 3,239
Argentinean 1,853 1,772 2,071 1,457 1,804 1,738
Iranian 1,820 1,961 1,905 2,013 2,131 2,396
Nepalese 1,564 2,020 2,203 2,701 3,231 2,970
Arab 1,547 1,617 1,865 1,904 1,733 1,457
Nicaraguan 1,423 1,244 1,373 1,781 2,011 2,137
Guyanese 1,408 1,633 1,731 1,978 2,234 2,040
Taiwanese 1,362 1,045 1,064 1,132 1,339 1,240
Panamanian 1,353 916 889 978 993 1,002
Pennsylvania German 1,306 1,372 1,599 1,161 1,150 960
Latvian 1,237 1,347 1,243 1,138 1,071 907
Ghanaian 1,190 1,010 842 726 968 1,272
Luxembourger 1,169 1,257 1,338 1,297 1,240 1,272
Brazilian 1,102 1,045 1,094 1,235 1,287 1,294
Costa Rican 1,092 1,098 952 925 1,175 1,217
Portuguese 1,079 1,152 1,159 1,217 950 1,041
Turkish 1,048 1,180 1,167 1,092 980 859
Venezuelan 958 1,072 1,142 1,553 1,946 2,228
Lithuanian 932 1,018 1,011 1,093 1,176 1,233
Iraqi 913 970 1,107 1,187 1,257 1,434
Slavic 911 865 862 836 898 893
Icelander 874 981 872 925 707 707
Bangladeshi 796 745 726 693 851 753
Bulgarian 700 961 964 996 979 697
Palestinian 687 640 619 678 660 494
Syrian 638 694 904 786 663 397
Haitian 601 676 1,083 1,183 1,273 1,313
Moroccan 590 559 796 904 1,095 2,136
Sri Lankan 577 723 477 600 660 1,054
Indonesian 519 570 606 618 583 410
Israeli 509 571 385 369 352 500
Australian 473 419 507 474 426 316
German Russian 435 496 432 388 351 478
Armenian 427 634 585 629 652 627
Albanian 425 373 368 325 470 394
Bhutanese 412 560 485 313 401 914
Bolivian 404 490 452 388 624 509
Jordanian 360 462 543 610 684 691
South African 311 326 401 393 408 429
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 298 439 629 730 769 525
Malaysian 284 296 358 462 490 409
Other South American 267 290 339 183 233 209
Paraguayan 262 309 275 317 359 391
West Indian 254 412 417 622 612 583
Ugandan 249 377 379 458 571 522
Celtic 240 189 224 210 227 167
Estonian 216 202 188 184 187 216
Belizean 214 101 66 33 55 19
Afghan 196 342 353 335 428 493
Uruguayan 152 226 198 253 371 651
Macedonian 143 130 104 89 119 88
Alaska Native tribes 125 148 196 212 215 187
Other Central American 122 114 140 166 69 63
Zimbabwean 120 219 208 168 197 130
Sierra Leonean 117 181 214 222 326 885
Other West Indian 106 101 80 147 117 0
Mongolian 94 93 94 55 58 91
Senegalese 89 82 109 151 191 66
Cypriot 86 71 64 32 31 42
New Zealander 76 95 109 102 152 124
Cajun 74 111 212 232 220 240
Basque 65 171 150 123 178 151
Bahamian 59 87 50 55 73 120
United States Virgin Islander 56 40 43 19 23 0
British West Indian 47 282 236 265 254 227
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 44 34 50 57 47 40
Barbadian 44 22 84 91 60 49
Carpatho Rusyn 38 42 70 64 38 54
Maltese 36 59 76 62 99 94
Cape Verdean 22 88 95 90 53 51
Other Asian, specified 18 6 7 7 10 284
Spanish American 18 4 3 11 12 8
Okinawan 16 17 0 0 0 0
Alsatian 6 6 6 3 3 1
Dutch West Indian 1 52 38 58 49 53

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