Nebraska Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Nebraska Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 1,647,551 1,655,708 1,663,612 1,666,463 1,666,871
German 310,025 299,684 290,326 278,381 264,261
Hispanic or Latino 186,268 191,802 198,300 203,281 208,271
Mexican 144,416 145,976 148,738 150,424 153,123
African American 88,195 88,388 89,718 90,860 92,406
American 69,294 65,687 62,051 60,279 61,402
Irish 53,226 52,046 50,223 47,576 45,288
English 40,788 39,217 37,332 35,114 33,930
Asian 38,066 39,794 42,208 44,105 45,655
Some Other Race 36,359 36,672 35,276 36,058 40,253
Czech 30,960 30,133 28,861 27,324 25,786
Swedish 21,918 21,394 20,193 18,465 17,815
Polish 20,653 19,995 19,472 19,418 18,485
Italian 16,589 15,077 15,029 14,782 13,778
European 13,921 15,136 17,036 20,883 24,409
Subsaharan African 13,432 13,962 14,172 14,717 16,391
American Indian 13,407 13,437 13,535 14,173 14,654
Danish 12,249 11,485 10,757 10,380 9,944
Guatemalan 12,032 12,974 14,914 15,895 17,421
Norwegian 11,795 11,386 10,781 10,266 10,202
Salvadoran 7,644 7,862 7,520 7,111 6,667
Dutch 7,352 7,042 7,229 7,024 6,744
Asian Indian 6,497 7,052 7,699 8,232 8,497
Scottish 6,282 6,369 6,609 6,084 6,090
French 6,028 5,947 5,997 5,850 5,441
Chinese 5,904 6,258 6,354 6,146 6,382
African 5,582 5,237 5,549 5,379 4,790
Total Arab 5,169 5,723 5,524 5,093 4,788
Scotch-Irish 4,523 4,726 4,565 4,518 4,541
Puerto Rican 4,243 4,414 4,980 5,570 6,108
All other Hispanic or Latino 3,848 4,583 5,277 6,111 6,673
Cuban 3,651 4,661 4,935 5,204 5,209
Burmese 3,420 4,537 4,795 6,122 5,922
Czechoslovakian 3,012 2,728 2,561 2,637 2,254
Sudanese 2,927 3,060 2,738 3,248 4,530
Korean 2,835 2,867 3,013 3,299 3,467
Russian 2,545 2,501 2,307 2,454 2,386
Spaniard 2,407 2,218 2,219 2,581 2,571
Filipino 2,340 2,260 2,616 3,147 3,207
Welsh 2,230 2,221 2,267 2,044 1,861
British 2,215 2,347 2,707 2,888 3,108
Somali 2,145 2,487 2,778 2,878 3,369
Honduran 2,051 2,497 2,489 2,549 2,453
Scandinavian 2,032 1,850 1,880 2,147 2,303
French Canadian 1,784 1,818 1,983 1,741 1,778
Iraqi 1,592 2,190 1,878 1,429 1,398
Swiss 1,475 1,412 1,401 1,342 1,176
Thai 1,368 1,210 1,183 1,230 1,768
Japanese 1,323 1,506 1,785 1,604 1,685
Nepalese 1,312 1,570 2,200 1,941 2,129
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,280 1,305 1,524 1,392 1,327
Ukrainian 1,166 1,104 981 1,101 1,077
Other Arab 1,111 824 1,059 1,301 1,371
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 1,097 832 1,008 999 1,133
Greek 1,089 1,069 1,124 1,159 1,063
Spanish 1,073 892 1,079 1,294 1,348
Lithuanian 1,061 1,033 975 885 736
Other Subsaharan African 1,029 1,170 937 876 1,291
Northern European 977 798 959 1,353 1,668
Croatian 972 832 823 675 566
Austrian 968 836 931 859 673
Arab 944 1,089 1,019 912 667
Laotian 881 869 1,041 970 1,002
Peruvian 862 1,025 1,095 935 906
Colombian 834 1,076 1,129 1,193 1,336
Yugoslavian 775 945 1,050 947 702
Belgian 747 714 677 687 541
Hungarian 736 810 753 749 715
Canadian 732 651 668 799 773
Venezuelan 700 583 613 923 794
Pennsylvania German 678 653 686 621 596
Other Asian, not specified 649 686 692 782 942
Ethiopian 586 552 571 589 583
Two or more Asian 569 555 592 562 733
Nigerian 564 585 865 870 898
Lebanese 559 586 614 528 459
Eastern European 555 564 630 968 1,483
Brazilian 499 395 460 430 442
Romanian 469 470 486 482 421
Finnish 447 404 329 303 292
Haitian 439 242 281 271 355
Dominican 424 547 465 509 612
Portuguese 406 417 352 357 336
Bhutanese 405 583 491 537 595
Luxembourger 399 384 351 284 236
Turkish 392 348 365 261 254
Nicaraguan 390 290 342 313 420
Latvian 387 459 419 357 342
Iranian 372 412 490 469 466
Afghan 366 188 290 485 471
Panamanian 362 501 578 642 505
Palestinian 361 393 195 213 166
Argentinean 347 332 415 322 365
Slovak 347 271 249 217 170
Syrian 310 264 248 191 165
Hmong 294 221 282 347 383
Cambodian 291 97 53 12 113
Pakistani 257 294 319 445 413
Jamaican 237 235 289 313 274
Serbian 234 216 237 264 207
German Russian 226 245 297 374 518
Chilean 220 218 257 314 401
Egyptian 208 201 274 282 289
Costa Rican 207 279 214 301 192
Ecuadorian 204 222 204 240 232
Kenyan 190 468 274 401 459
Slavic 180 196 234 290 332
Australian 159 186 219 240 218
West Indian 154 112 107 119 76
Belizean 153 140 187 98 119
Paraguayan 151 173 184 32 26
South African 134 112 102 74 85
Liberian 129 98 50 59 80
Basque 118 83 67 93 82
Cajun 117 128 98 67 34
Taiwanese 110 120 86 164 155
Slovene 106 76 51 30 65
Indonesian 104 116 113 133 177
Armenian 102 119 100 74 72
Sri Lankan 101 53 189 175 264
Malaysian 100 124 158 134 150
Celtic 87 98 66 58 97
Bangladeshi 86 43 122 132 107
Spanish American 72 50 32 34 8
Bolivian 72 113 100 104 153
Icelander 67 45 50 51 39
Jordanian 65 147 201 185 206
Ghanaian 63 115 203 224 221
Albanian 60 62 58 53 43
Alaska Native tribes 58 85 87 80 86
Israeli 58 50 58 53 70
Carpatho Rusyn 55 40 39 46 6
Zimbabwean 54 62 92 111 83
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 54 27 34 26 26
Other Central American 47 242 445 538 603
Macedonian 46 51 77 50 57
British West Indian 37 35 51 86 86
New Zealander 32 11 27 12 13
Estonian 30 7 16 10 13
Mongolian 29 30 8 9 4
Bulgarian 28 34 48 100 123
Okinawan 23 17 24 25 0
Maltese 20 14 0 0 0
Moroccan 19 29 36 52 67
Ugandan 16 2 1 1 2
Barbadian 14 12 13 17 22
Senegalese 13 14 12 7 0
Bahamian 9 29 31 44 145
Guyanese 9 12 23 20 18
Uruguayan 7 44 45 47 45
Other South American 4 30 31 95 100
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 3 0 0 9 33

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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