Missouri Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

Below, we'll show you the full list of different ancestries reported in Missouri for the past 6 years. These start from the latest figures from the Census Bureau for 2020, 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.

Missouri Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
White 4,995,527 5,000,875 5,004,537 5,008,342 5,015,904 4,978,046
African American 697,022 701,896 703,061 704,896 701,334 698,043
German 602,409 585,747 572,892 555,020 536,175 526,559
American 561,456 526,303 495,849 469,472 445,581 418,109
Hispanic or Latino 233,046 237,284 244,420 249,105 254,791 262,677
Irish 202,151 197,856 191,120 187,430 186,255 186,238
English 200,260 192,673 184,199 176,251 167,562 190,630
Mexican 160,338 163,235 168,119 172,055 174,640 176,154
Asian 106,537 107,953 112,959 116,720 120,654 123,810
Italian 72,287 71,005 69,067 67,587 63,664 62,940
Some Other Race 67,605 68,766 71,084 71,162 71,335 76,782
European 54,845 55,835 60,148 69,534 81,072 89,082
French 34,204 33,186 32,095 30,760 29,191 27,974
Scottish 32,924 32,992 32,836 31,923 31,143 29,702
Polish 29,684 29,726 28,687 27,557 26,194 26,400
Scotch-Irish 28,596 27,368 26,508 25,019 24,775 24,105
Subsaharan African 28,474 28,897 28,751 31,324 32,834 33,532
Asian Indian 24,620 25,584 27,111 27,827 29,526 30,606
Chinese 23,355 23,660 24,568 26,468 28,221 28,436
American Indian 18,475 19,073 19,754 20,639 20,330 17,875
Dutch 18,403 18,028 17,181 16,483 16,206 14,778
Swedish 15,477 15,591 14,897 14,152 12,997 12,487
Puerto Rican 15,117 14,375 15,166 15,855 15,429 18,141
African 14,731 15,575 15,184 16,258 17,733 18,190
Norwegian 14,453 14,066 13,841 13,924 13,995 14,218
Filipino 12,785 12,288 12,606 12,610 14,283 14,303
Total Arab 12,643 13,111 14,010 15,155 15,849 15,708
Yugoslavian 12,328 12,059 12,371 11,832 11,909 12,413
Russian 11,970 11,228 11,054 10,057 9,712 9,350
Korean 9,964 9,393 9,803 9,789 9,600 9,309
British 9,618 10,265 11,000 12,832 13,463 12,998
Welsh 8,586 8,434 8,446 8,265 8,286 7,919
All other Hispanic or Latino 8,529 8,808 9,320 9,663 9,074 10,245
Guatemalan 8,243 8,528 7,909 8,014 8,745 9,365
Czech 7,829 7,049 6,608 6,301 6,136 5,889
Cuban 6,468 6,412 6,991 6,717 7,591 7,460
Swiss 6,466 6,518 6,119 7,460 6,664 5,718
Greek 6,190 5,769 5,278 4,843 5,180 4,650
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 6,161 6,479 6,336 6,662 8,231 8,887
Salvadoran 6,062 6,422 6,848 6,353 6,294 7,078
French Canadian 5,818 5,838 5,418 5,077 4,685 4,293
Spaniard 5,482 6,111 5,926 5,847 5,632 5,854
Danish 4,630 4,351 4,391 4,152 4,058 4,622
Hungarian 4,516 4,449 4,465 4,393 3,898 3,289
Ukrainian 4,392 4,500 4,326 4,103 4,315 4,396
Northern European 4,061 4,577 4,805 4,894 5,085 5,443
Pakistani 3,864 3,860 4,834 4,776 3,485 3,892
Croatian 3,802 3,658 3,206 3,305 3,320 3,497
Honduran 3,758 4,134 5,261 5,124 6,050 5,655
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 3,639 3,443 3,802 4,241 5,338 5,090
Other Arab 3,120 3,416 3,274 3,556 3,470 3,911
Romanian 3,012 2,732 2,945 2,621 2,676 3,037
Japanese 3,002 3,011 3,261 3,150 3,322 3,180
Ethiopian 2,988 2,998 2,683 2,857 2,291 1,805
Spanish 2,864 2,924 2,754 2,712 2,689 5,313
Nigerian 2,851 2,402 2,631 2,677 3,168 3,387
Canadian 2,840 2,821 3,023 2,784 2,567 2,502
Scandinavian 2,663 3,001 2,940 3,363 4,295 5,840
Austrian 2,658 2,916 2,877 2,800 2,802 2,294
Eastern European 2,454 2,969 4,040 4,916 5,807 7,011
Colombian 2,448 2,533 2,660 3,441 3,676 3,934
Peruvian 2,298 2,278 2,244 1,986 2,077 1,653
Iranian 2,209 2,255 2,118 2,235 2,364 2,166
Thai 2,124 1,989 2,002 2,302 2,226 2,152
Dominican 2,078 1,998 2,058 1,897 2,100 2,126
Czechoslovakian 2,071 2,044 1,873 1,825 1,906 1,639
Belgian 2,045 2,034 1,814 1,655 1,362 1,184
Arab 2,038 1,601 1,721 2,033 2,057 2,181
Portuguese 2,014 1,817 1,827 1,743 1,421 1,589
Lebanese 1,939 2,120 2,758 2,558 2,272 1,801
Pennsylvania German 1,910 2,495 2,590 2,442 2,686 2,184
Somali 1,899 1,780 1,882 2,151 2,238 1,977
Nicaraguan 1,860 1,514 1,434 1,312 1,148 1,534
Lithuanian 1,682 1,616 1,443 1,525 1,390 1,401
Jamaican 1,635 1,446 1,650 1,746 2,577 2,248
Slovak 1,603 1,466 1,580 1,570 1,335 1,353
Iraqi 1,591 1,768 1,605 1,609 2,109 1,916
Panamanian 1,575 1,593 1,603 1,579 1,733 1,176
Hmong 1,566 1,235 1,454 1,555 1,520 1,251
Other Subsaharan African 1,512 1,551 1,206 1,785 1,946 2,206
Other Asian, not specified 1,501 1,487 1,372 1,439 1,550 1,493
Two or more Asian 1,448 1,632 1,812 2,056 2,148 2,650
Venezuelan 1,445 1,573 1,679 1,889 2,277 2,083
Albanian 1,421 1,314 1,408 1,481 1,156 1,225
Finnish 1,381 1,001 1,066 1,216 1,152 1,131
Palestinian 1,354 1,589 1,502 1,564 1,695 1,285
Kenyan 1,342 1,424 1,558 1,971 1,705 2,187
Afghan 1,248 912 656 817 909 911
Armenian 1,228 1,239 1,006 1,011 942 756
Argentinean 1,155 1,194 1,134 1,141 1,206 969
Turkish 1,142 1,315 1,215 1,118 1,293 1,208
Nepalese 1,137 1,363 1,696 1,868 1,896 2,000
Ecuadorian 1,048 1,238 1,134 1,139 1,239 909
Cambodian 1,041 1,158 1,388 1,558 1,378 1,449
Sudanese 1,018 870 925 847 643 362
Burmese 1,000 1,430 1,403 1,879 1,725 1,727
Taiwanese 976 1,075 1,122 1,156 1,371 1,771
Egyptian 925 801 906 1,056 866 1,055
Bulgarian 886 977 884 1,554 1,368 1,431
Jordanian 844 692 744 901 1,023 511
Serbian 834 863 788 823 991 1,021
Haitian 829 1,004 961 1,425 1,509 1,723
Slavic 822 828 740 702 699 526
Laotian 805 839 735 665 839 638
Liberian 785 854 1,002 890 754 799
Costa Rican 746 643 765 806 1,019 975
Brazilian 736 681 1,039 1,069 943 1,246
Chilean 650 568 450 456 1,068 1,067
Cajun 612 405 397 261 271 246
Indonesian 597 491 448 342 295 309
Bangladeshi 589 607 608 546 635 572
Ghanaian 583 751 750 916 1,265 1,490
Israeli 545 479 461 339 461 456
Bolivian 528 717 525 626 640 511
Moroccan 464 635 808 810 731 1,111
Slovene 447 440 334 465 420 525
South African 387 390 467 406 424 504
Sri Lankan 368 352 300 308 188 177
Syrian 368 489 692 1,068 1,626 1,937
Australian 347 351 403 519 545 609
Celtic 304 358 328 299 377 433
West Indian 280 224 270 256 249 157
Latvian 277 292 338 371 354 304
Bhutanese 233 233 315 75 88 6
Dutch West Indian 203 138 187 157 233 117
Alaska Native tribes 182 204 210 244 312 232
Ugandan 176 125 150 168 190 102
Macedonian 171 209 237 239 261 208
Guyanese 166 175 176 134 121 75
Bahamian 166 184 135 96 125 131
Mongolian 160 173 289 336 194 157
Estonian 137 128 169 125 107 89
British West Indian 130 124 99 68 95 74
Senegalese 120 70 177 174 190 148
Barbadian 113 81 95 74 18 9
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 112 64 105 104 180 252
Belizean 109 122 126 145 146 133
Luxembourger 101 114 110 81 76 62
New Zealander 97 63 47 44 65 141
Uruguayan 85 110 176 191 166 182
Spanish American 85 69 33 40 57 78
Malaysian 82 106 107 164 165 151
Other South American 71 85 37 59 56 96
Icelander 67 48 71 86 125 199
Other Central American 62 100 92 66 85 58
Paraguayan 51 122 102 137 100 61
Basque 51 50 82 64 59 49
Zimbabwean 51 48 50 40 32 48
Alsatian 42 52 56 60 66 42
Maltese 40 74 75 116 120 97
German Russian 34 80 100 125 162 285
Other West Indian 32 33 32 21 0 0
Soviet Union 31 31 24 24 0 0
Sierra Leonean 31 59 77 172 243 283
United States Virgin Islander 30 23 115 123 179 218
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 23 17 61 69 95 117
Okinawan 20 27 39 47 41 35

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 2020.

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