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 6 years. These start from the latest figures from the Census Bureau for , back to -5.

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 2020
White 1,647,551 1,655,708 1,663,612 1,666,463 1,666,871 1,641,256
German 310,025 299,684 290,326 278,381 264,261 255,783
Hispanic or Latino 186,268 191,802 198,300 203,281 208,271 214,952
Mexican 144,416 145,976 148,738 150,424 153,123 155,339
African American 88,195 88,388 89,718 90,860 92,406 91,896
American 69,294 65,687 62,051 60,279 61,402 59,934
Irish 53,226 52,046 50,223 47,576 45,288 44,939
English 40,788 39,217 37,332 35,114 33,930 36,992
Asian 38,066 39,794 42,208 44,105 45,655 47,944
Some Other Race 36,359 36,672 35,276 36,058 40,253 48,683
Czech 30,960 30,133 28,861 27,324 25,786 25,333
Swedish 21,918 21,394 20,193 18,465 17,815 16,065
Polish 20,653 19,995 19,472 19,418 18,485 17,592
Italian 16,589 15,077 15,029 14,782 13,778 13,235
European 13,921 15,136 17,036 20,883 24,409 24,970
Subsaharan African 13,432 13,962 14,172 14,717 16,391 16,920
American Indian 13,407 13,437 13,535 14,173 14,654 13,706
Danish 12,249 11,485 10,757 10,380 9,944 9,341
Guatemalan 12,032 12,974 14,914 15,895 17,421 16,990
Norwegian 11,795 11,386 10,781 10,266 10,202 9,961
Salvadoran 7,644 7,862 7,520 7,111 6,667 7,527
Dutch 7,352 7,042 7,229 7,024 6,744 6,675
Asian Indian 6,497 7,052 7,699 8,232 8,497 8,414
Scottish 6,282 6,369 6,609 6,084 6,090 5,888
French 6,028 5,947 5,997 5,850 5,441 5,165
Chinese 5,904 6,258 6,354 6,146 6,382 6,291
African 5,582 5,237 5,549 5,379 4,790 4,088
Total Arab 5,169 5,723 5,524 5,093 4,788 5,065
Scotch-Irish 4,523 4,726 4,565 4,518 4,541 4,197
Puerto Rican 4,243 4,414 4,980 5,570 6,108 5,967
All other Hispanic or Latino 3,848 4,583 5,277 6,111 6,673 7,370
Cuban 3,651 4,661 4,935 5,204 5,209 5,405
Burmese 3,420 4,537 4,795 6,122 5,922 6,017
Czechoslovakian 3,012 2,728 2,561 2,637 2,254 2,241
Sudanese 2,927 3,060 2,738 3,248 4,530 4,921
Korean 2,835 2,867 3,013 3,299 3,467 3,204
Russian 2,545 2,501 2,307 2,454 2,386 2,012
Spaniard 2,407 2,218 2,219 2,581 2,571 2,791
Filipino 2,340 2,260 2,616 3,147 3,207 3,676
Welsh 2,230 2,221 2,267 2,044 1,861 1,811
British 2,215 2,347 2,707 2,888 3,108 2,785
Somali 2,145 2,487 2,778 2,878 3,369 3,156
Honduran 2,051 2,497 2,489 2,549 2,453 3,578
Scandinavian 2,032 1,850 1,880 2,147 2,303 2,451
French Canadian 1,784 1,818 1,983 1,741 1,778 1,841
Iraqi 1,592 2,190 1,878 1,429 1,398 2,104
Swiss 1,475 1,412 1,401 1,342 1,176 1,019
Thai 1,368 1,210 1,183 1,230 1,768 1,697
Japanese 1,323 1,506 1,785 1,604 1,685 1,936
Nepalese 1,312 1,570 2,200 1,941 2,129 2,169
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,280 1,305 1,524 1,392 1,327 1,235
Ukrainian 1,166 1,104 981 1,101 1,077 1,448
Other Arab 1,111 824 1,059 1,301 1,371 1,136
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 1,097 832 1,008 999 1,133 1,466
Greek 1,089 1,069 1,124 1,159 1,063 1,251
Spanish 1,073 892 1,079 1,294 1,348 2,108
Lithuanian 1,061 1,033 975 885 736 760
Other Subsaharan African 1,029 1,170 937 876 1,291 2,528
Northern European 977 798 959 1,353 1,668 1,632
Croatian 972 832 823 675 566 358
Austrian 968 836 931 859 673 690
Arab 944 1,089 1,019 912 667 580
Laotian 881 869 1,041 970 1,002 829
Peruvian 862 1,025 1,095 935 906 871
Colombian 834 1,076 1,129 1,193 1,336 1,297
Yugoslavian 775 945 1,050 947 702 717
Belgian 747 714 677 687 541 480
Hungarian 736 810 753 749 715 775
Canadian 732 651 668 799 773 785
Venezuelan 700 583 613 923 794 955
Pennsylvania German 678 653 686 621 596 480
Other Asian, not specified 649 686 692 782 942 1,018
Ethiopian 586 552 571 589 583 551
Two or more Asian 569 555 592 562 733 1,394
Nigerian 564 585 865 870 898 861
Lebanese 559 586 614 528 459 492
Eastern European 555 564 630 968 1,483 1,719
Brazilian 499 395 460 430 442 167
Romanian 469 470 486 482 421 339
Finnish 447 404 329 303 292 444
Haitian 439 242 281 271 355 263
Dominican 424 547 465 509 612 849
Portuguese 406 417 352 357 336 328
Bhutanese 405 583 491 537 595 899
Luxembourger 399 384 351 284 236 170
Turkish 392 348 365 261 254 235
Nicaraguan 390 290 342 313 420 417
Latvian 387 459 419 357 342 261
Iranian 372 412 490 469 466 464
Afghan 366 188 290 485 471 460
Panamanian 362 501 578 642 505 399
Palestinian 361 393 195 213 166 42
Argentinean 347 332 415 322 365 432
Slovak 347 271 249 217 170 319
Syrian 310 264 248 191 165 252
Hmong 294 221 282 347 383 279
Cambodian 291 97 53 12 113 211
Pakistani 257 294 319 445 413 436
Jamaican 237 235 289 313 274 452
Serbian 234 216 237 264 207 164
German Russian 226 245 297 374 518 548
Chilean 220 218 257 314 401 920
Egyptian 208 201 274 282 289 184
Costa Rican 207 279 214 301 192 340
Ecuadorian 204 222 204 240 232 248
Kenyan 190 468 274 401 459 400
Slavic 180 196 234 290 332 338
Australian 159 186 219 240 218 139
West Indian 154 112 107 119 76 65
Belizean 153 140 187 98 119 8
Paraguayan 151 173 184 32 26 20
South African 134 112 102 74 85 84
Liberian 129 98 50 59 80 26
Basque 118 83 67 93 82 53
Cajun 117 128 98 67 34 19
Taiwanese 110 120 86 164 155 333
Slovene 106 76 51 30 65 59
Indonesian 104 116 113 133 177 121
Armenian 102 119 100 74 72 76
Sri Lankan 101 53 189 175 264 208
Malaysian 100 124 158 134 150 407
Celtic 87 98 66 58 97 90
Bangladeshi 86 43 122 132 107 206
Bolivian 72 113 100 104 153 196
Spanish American 72 50 32 34 8 176
Icelander 67 45 50 51 39 175
Jordanian 65 147 201 185 206 218
Ghanaian 63 115 203 224 221 226
Albanian 60 62 58 53 43 65
Alaska Native tribes 58 85 87 80 86 68
Israeli 58 50 58 53 70 61
Carpatho Rusyn 55 40 39 46 6 7
Zimbabwean 54 62 92 111 83 74
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 54 27 34 26 26 35
Other Central American 47 242 445 538 603 586
Macedonian 46 51 77 50 57 48
British West Indian 37 35 51 86 86 224
New Zealander 32 11 27 12 13 16
Estonian 30 7 16 10 13 9
Mongolian 29 30 8 9 4 3
Bulgarian 28 34 48 100 123 65
Okinawan 23 17 24 25 0 0
Maltese 20 14 0 0 0 0
Moroccan 19 29 36 52 67 57
Ugandan 16 2 1 1 2 3
Barbadian 14 12 13 17 22 5
Senegalese 13 14 12 7 0 0
Guyanese 9 12 23 20 18 20
Bahamian 9 29 31 44 145 374
Uruguayan 7 44 45 47 45 79
Other South American 4 30 31 95 100 92
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 3 0 0 9 33 29

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 .

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