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 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.

Mississippi Ancestry Data

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

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