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 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.

Missouri Ancestry Data

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

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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