Mississippi Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Mississippi Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
White 1,768,174 1,764,038 1,755,471 1,751,193 1,743,217 1,729,353
African American 1,116,457 1,121,327 1,122,576 1,125,834 1,125,623 1,123,545
American 314,603 313,302 306,888 297,748 292,907 286,501
English 131,533 125,054 119,993 114,515 109,601 123,559
Irish 109,542 100,799 92,540 86,901 82,549 79,862
Hispanic or Latino 86,507 86,704 88,261 90,493 91,202 94,342
Mexican 56,379 54,311 55,790 56,282 54,516 54,717
German 55,040 52,204 48,603 45,038 43,831 44,925
Asian 28,900 28,562 28,859 28,313 29,605 29,742
Scotch-Irish 28,867 29,567 26,657 26,667 26,228 24,624
Some Other Race 25,911 26,334 27,530 28,833 30,728 33,999
Italian 24,186 24,543 23,623 23,069 20,095 20,568
French 22,964 22,415 21,559 22,110 20,419 18,717
Scottish 22,181 23,232 22,713 21,009 21,052 19,893
European 20,173 21,320 24,248 27,274 31,763 32,130
Subsaharan African 17,306 17,749 18,128 17,193 16,249 15,893
African 16,032 16,253 16,408 15,640 14,509 13,836
American Indian 10,719 10,940 11,224 11,825 12,346 11,818
Puerto Rican 8,745 9,568 9,136 9,639 9,736 9,927
Asian Indian 6,077 6,047 6,180 6,034 6,085 6,164
Chinese 5,168 5,332 4,854 5,119 4,947 4,890
British 4,459 4,563 4,976 5,360 6,387 6,219
Polish 4,351 5,149 4,951 4,508 4,685 4,660
Filipino 3,838 3,914 4,227 4,116 4,300 4,992
Dutch 3,557 3,445 3,334 3,141 3,233 3,495
Total Arab 3,468 3,657 4,021 4,263 5,020 5,232
French Canadian 3,359 3,806 3,555 3,204 3,111 2,881
Guatemalan 3,106 3,101 3,199 4,574 4,444 5,155
Honduran 3,019 3,189 2,910 3,108 3,390 2,999
All other Hispanic or Latino 2,780 3,150 3,241 3,407 3,592 5,206
Norwegian 2,682 2,686 3,162 2,936 3,132 2,702
Swedish 2,334 2,071 1,810 1,898 1,959 2,378
Welsh 2,067 2,205 2,493 2,606 2,573 3,214
Korean 1,997 2,012 1,984 1,434 1,343 1,222
Spaniard 1,858 1,920 2,054 2,098 2,054 2,108
Salvadoran 1,815 1,730 1,417 1,134 1,342 836
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 1,623 1,600 1,517 1,602 1,691 1,982
Cuban 1,619 1,766 1,813 1,983 3,027 3,537
Lebanese 1,619 1,539 1,382 1,263 1,095 1,129
Northern European 1,544 1,641 1,139 1,407 1,330 1,428
Greek 1,285 1,451 1,300 1,176 1,129 1,279
Spanish 1,231 1,206 1,223 1,456 1,456 1,513
Japanese 1,207 1,402 1,211 1,030 960 873
Russian 1,181 1,270 1,198 1,362 1,490 1,331
Cajun 1,174 1,268 1,327 1,296 1,209 964
Dominican 1,032 1,010 1,317 1,414 1,762 2,001
Peruvian 992 1,010 961 566 546 927
Jamaican 958 967 964 945 968 1,181
Swiss 918 900 1,012 799 717 323
Colombian 846 1,579 1,963 1,812 2,210 2,253
Hungarian 752 627 563 709 745 659
Panamanian 700 792 744 616 526 783
Arab 700 935 1,246 1,482 1,971 2,171
Portuguese 697 737 759 729 700 402
Scandinavian 648 511 585 691 756 835
Canadian 619 599 454 450 442 613
Austrian 611 488 488 402 287 254
Danish 594 694 716 779 724 580
Czech 591 535 587 505 495 641
Nicaraguan 542 645 630 496 581 774
Thai 508 508 505 419 472 449
Nigerian 470 539 773 713 774 899
Slovak 458 535 448 414 411 345
Venezuelan 442 499 546 602 592 435
Ukrainian 440 361 219 210 248 223
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 409 492 597 707 680 1,215
Laotian 407 287 343 134 50 19
Pakistani 401 572 447 547 546 864
Yugoslavian 394 485 549 565 507 459
Other Arab 393 595 715 659 878 1,092
Turkish 385 283 248 174 147 140
Croatian 316 304 239 317 370 472
Other Asian, not specified 309 361 399 304 255 347
Iranian 308 258 292 310 355 342
Moroccan 294 317 306 361 198 104
Two or more Asian 279 312 284 389 618 617
Slavic 262 189 193 71 103 95
Pennsylvania German 257 358 242 186 250 284
Czechoslovakian 254 205 213 175 202 205
Argentinean 251 227 203 157 323 276
Eastern European 243 359 411 621 865 722
Paraguayan 232 27 11 0 0 0
West Indian 231 194 52 78 127 92
Finnish 230 205 208 186 206 282
Ecuadorian 229 161 348 394 315 312
Ethiopian 219 280 283 148 184 407
Nepalese 211 220 382 460 386 475
Belgian 211 225 271 267 246 230
Chilean 209 185 216 201 154 146
Romanian 204 187 189 133 117 168
Costa Rican 202 199 123 99 177 254
Sudanese 199 183 176 178 173 30
Syrian 196 96 100 110 176 137
Lithuanian 195 192 178 144 157 71
Bangladeshi 194 218 230 215 158 28
Australian 174 184 190 194 201 138
Palestinian 172 111 61 93 139 124
Sri Lankan 156 119 122 84 59 8
Haitian 146 143 170 260 354 417
South African 138 85 91 48 34 336
Serbian 134 124 126 76 88 28
Brazilian 124 139 183 256 229 249
Taiwanese 122 88 91 189 165 211
Other South American 117 109 146 184 192 0
Icelander 117 70 71 72 7 8
Indonesian 115 109 129 134 208 183
Cambodian 108 232 333 411 397 374
Bahamian 93 90 93 108 80 155
Armenian 91 89 104 87 32 32
Uruguayan 87 74 64 63 12 1
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 87 100 100 105 92 86
Other Subsaharan African 85 167 162 152 205 149
Maltese 75 61 105 91 0 2
Celtic 73 72 70 120 97 57
Jordanian 71 42 127 199 459 334
Guyanese 71 75 75 90 65 34
Israeli 66 48 42 43 208 161
Dutch West Indian 52 58 71 44 16 3
Bulgarian 50 59 55 79 85 49
Latvian 48 54 26 32 15 14
Bolivian 43 224 179 196 227 171
Afghan 43 62 54 52 86 71
Hmong 36 47 39 44 15 19
Cape Verdean 36 20 28 65 89 71
Liberian 36 85 82 106 113 29
German Russian 34 36 41 40 51 18
Ugandan 33 29 24 30 26 0
Ghanaian 29 79 71 70 73 95
British West Indian 22 21 28 10 9 11
Belizean 20 0 0 12 13 15
New Zealander 19 7 0 0 0 0
Slovene 19 25 34 43 48 99
Other Central American 18 22 27 12 28 11
Somali 17 20 11 13 12 3
Estonian 15 19 17 15 15 0
Burmese 14 19 23 33 17 24
Iraqi 14 13 13 0 0 0
Spanish American 13 0 0 0 0 0
Alaska Native tribes 12 49 57 47 82 81
Kenyan 12 9 12 14 42 22
Alsatian 11 0 0 0 0 0
Egyptian 9 9 71 96 104 141
Other West Indian 9 11 10 9 9 0
Bermudan 5 5 5 6 0 0
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 4 4 20 16 18 18

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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