Montana Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Montana Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 904,977 911,907 916,664 925,642 930,204
German 96,745 95,244 93,771 90,229 85,068
American 66,675 61,844 58,137 53,879 50,065
American Indian 60,061 61,109 61,036 61,844 61,780
Irish 40,731 39,961 38,769 37,943 37,039
Norwegian 35,562 36,073 35,257 34,840 33,558
Hispanic or Latino 33,622 34,841 36,626 39,019 40,314
English 32,552 31,476 31,902 30,643 29,919
Mexican 23,385 24,414 26,230 27,510 28,776
European 11,971 13,508 14,702 17,401 20,741
Italian 10,863 11,166 11,107 11,450 11,553
Scottish 9,471 9,711 9,433 9,149 8,886
Asian 7,187 7,481 7,448 7,947 8,259
Swedish 6,883 6,316 6,251 6,476 6,285
French 6,571 6,337 6,477 6,261 5,863
Dutch 6,492 6,341 5,888 5,766 5,470
Polish 5,781 5,433 5,179 4,862 5,103
Scotch-Irish 5,648 5,689 5,587 5,641 5,346
Some Other Race 5,460 5,158 5,492 6,032 7,076
African American 4,757 4,260 4,438 4,630 5,303
Scandinavian 4,237 3,997 3,868 4,330 5,077
Danish 3,711 3,301 3,318 3,103 3,060
Finnish 2,897 2,458 2,175 2,061 2,259
Czech 2,648 2,761 2,681 2,211 2,136
Spaniard 2,563 2,290 2,151 1,913 1,740
French Canadian 2,524 2,567 2,471 2,201 2,188
Puerto Rican 2,233 2,612 2,387 2,435 2,443
Northern European 2,042 1,857 2,097 2,552 3,094
Welsh 2,023 2,226 2,090 2,105 2,060
Russian 1,933 1,879 1,755 1,545 1,479
British 1,687 1,929 2,088 2,472 2,688
Chinese 1,584 1,850 1,748 1,925 1,785
Austrian 1,364 1,312 1,237 1,178 1,038
Korean 1,364 1,435 1,310 1,218 1,184
Filipino 1,302 1,307 1,611 1,835 1,967
Croatian 1,240 1,128 1,025 953 730
All other Hispanic or Latino 1,237 972 1,256 1,417 1,462
Swiss 1,217 1,143 1,282 1,253 1,308
Japanese 1,098 918 872 864 972
Canadian 1,045 1,005 1,074 957 947
Yugoslavian 971 872 782 709 638
Greek 934 785 754 716 686
Spanish 919 1,006 1,053 1,197 1,199
Hungarian 906 985 1,049 986 1,204
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 848 841 571 757 807
Subsaharan African 825 624 668 644 626
Ukrainian 824 720 656 612 861
Czechoslovakian 795 830 996 974 938
Total Arab 769 786 680 824 872
Belgian 756 712 662 564 638
Cuban 638 773 827 1,049 1,104
Peruvian 532 490 293 258 363
Asian Indian 532 407 319 409 538
African 431 317 351 384 325
Portuguese 374 530 555 521 503
Colombian 368 295 374 522 479
Eastern European 345 467 599 736 896
Lebanese 329 262 202 289 222
Slovak 303 305 422 419 402
Salvadoran 301 283 137 182 194
Slovene 297 327 262 231 252
Slavic 286 318 350 327 375
Pennsylvania German 270 288 239 221 268
Lithuanian 263 381 353 454 547
Guatemalan 258 395 311 345 466
Thai 256 308 322 262 309
Argentinean 238 156 197 186 112
Serbian 234 259 263 266 206
Romanian 224 229 348 283 401
Other Arab 204 245 218 197 344
Basque 189 162 195 187 177
Ethiopian 173 101 102 70 187
Alaska Native tribes 171 201 165 233 297
Laotian 151 82 131 148 42
Honduran 145 213 173 218 196
Ecuadorian 138 150 101 58 109
Nepalese 137 160 147 167 33
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 134 118 157 164 203
Panamanian 132 131 63 169 169
Iranian 125 146 202 192 142
Egyptian 114 139 143 155 132
Spanish American 113 26 28 0 10
Dominican 111 156 394 594 502
German Russian 100 93 101 109 105
Two or more Asian 99 110 86 93 145
Icelander 94 133 147 141 130
Arab 89 108 93 142 132
Turkish 89 135 156 176 119
Armenian 79 109 92 128 123
Other Central American 78 77 83 132 120
Pakistani 73 59 53 53 41
Venezuelan 70 121 177 223 256
Macedonian 65 59 53 49 6
South African 63 62 26 9 19
Nigerian 62 40 53 53 18
Indonesian 61 147 81 88 106
Latvian 55 41 41 53 41
Costa Rican 52 100 126 82 142
Australian 52 61 35 33 39
Haitian 50 44 29 41 72
Bulgarian 50 42 68 51 53
Nicaraguan 46 102 102 205 159
Other Asian, not specified 45 29 46 71 97
Celtic 45 33 55 68 65
Taiwanese 44 37 27 63 115
Estonian 44 90 74 64 57
New Zealander 42 11 9 9 7
Brazilian 42 70 94 109 96
Mongolian 39 42 61 41 49
Cajun 38 33 48 51 56
Bangladeshi 36 5 13 13 6
West Indian 34 31 26 18 11
Other Subsaharan African 33 23 57 52 48
Alsatian 31 33 51 57 63
Kenyan 30 40 39 32 0
Chilean 29 46 125 239 196
Cambodian 28 72 55 27 20
Liberian 25 27 32 36 24
Sri Lankan 23 37 26 23 39
Syrian 22 23 24 28 29
Belizean 20 19 64 62 64
Burmese 19 0 0 0 0
Luxembourger 18 21 21 24 47
Israeli 18 42 46 32 52
Jamaican 17 12 24 43 43
Uruguayan 15 12 16 14 48
Barbadian 13 12 14 0 0
Bolivian 11 11 12 13 10
Paraguayan 10 10 10 58 59
Ugandan 8 14 8 8 5
Moroccan 8 9 0 0 0
Guyanese 7 8 7 10 0
Albanian 5 5 4 8 8
Other Asian, specified 5 0 0 0 0
Malaysian 4 41 144 138 122
Palestinian 3 0 0 13 13
Soviet Union 1 2 2 2 0

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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