New Jersey Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

New Jersey Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
White 6,083,940 6,075,710 6,085,474 6,031,747 6,018,074 5,820,147
Hispanic or Latino 1,688,008 1,719,831 1,764,520 1,768,020 1,794,736 1,815,078
African American 1,202,300 1,207,221 1,207,356 1,196,764 1,194,882 1,189,681
Asian 804,989 819,208 844,105 832,403 840,168 857,873
Italian 651,316 630,337 613,969 588,501 569,119 543,586
Some Other Race 568,215 566,323 573,146 567,976 558,665 564,662
Puerto Rican 471,035 470,954 479,873 475,882 476,373 465,653
Irish 339,888 327,950 315,151 302,639 287,835 281,034
Asian Indian 338,600 349,901 369,590 364,869 374,258 386,236
American 279,432 265,793 253,686 236,642 224,265 201,918
Dominican 243,255 251,967 266,790 277,453 291,845 305,336
Mexican 231,902 238,309 239,179 230,875 225,484 215,699
German 198,833 191,137 182,131 171,244 160,642 150,438
Polish 195,768 185,974 180,566 171,895 162,907 157,480
Chinese 140,404 144,515 151,044 148,999 147,919 147,358
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 129,652 129,061 131,653 130,765 134,230 135,910
Ecuadorian 123,029 121,589 125,475 123,796 127,212 128,500
Filipino 118,269 117,521 115,958 113,952 111,750 113,071
Colombian 115,049 116,912 121,902 124,278 126,085 132,647
Korean 97,265 97,161 96,644 96,081 95,334 95,179
English 91,261 87,503 83,159 77,531 71,613 76,860
Cuban 90,069 90,368 91,638 91,827 92,910 93,139
Peruvian 82,080 86,149 87,820 88,282 88,387 85,876
Total Arab 75,227 78,300 76,577 75,832 78,002 80,825
Subsaharan African 70,999 72,584 78,065 83,575 88,907 94,507
Salvadoran 67,299 70,735 70,833 73,352 72,631 73,605
Russian 66,351 64,559 64,042 60,032 58,547 55,334
Guatemalan 56,805 60,366 61,806 61,985 66,580 61,652
Portuguese 53,825 51,922 51,615 50,530 49,972 48,801
Haitian 51,065 51,804 54,619 56,297 58,359 58,999
Jamaican 50,042 48,041 48,551 47,297 48,787 49,557
Honduran 44,184 45,465 48,084 47,155 48,150 46,976
European 42,999 44,391 44,773 48,418 52,228 54,536
All other Hispanic or Latino 35,690 38,503 39,624 43,490 48,869 66,428
Egyptian 34,196 35,120 34,402 33,870 33,860 36,226
Ukrainian 32,306 32,241 31,026 30,267 27,837 30,242
Greek 32,304 33,043 32,059 31,516 29,632 27,669
African 30,389 28,705 30,095 33,147 36,252 36,038
Hungarian 28,919 27,537 26,655 25,509 25,106 23,137
Pakistani 28,270 29,647 29,417 28,792 30,731 33,055
Brazilian 27,735 26,631 25,485 25,711 27,747 29,799
Spaniard 26,631 26,988 28,676 27,430 27,708 31,255
Eastern European 26,113 26,966 28,587 31,758 36,065 39,654
Scottish 21,758 21,156 21,043 20,121 19,985 18,880
Dutch 20,806 20,783 20,606 19,066 18,196 15,593
Costa Rican 18,270 18,812 20,900 21,958 21,066 21,380
Guyanese 17,119 17,483 17,186 17,915 18,142 18,136
Argentinean 16,350 16,703 16,610 15,723 16,632 16,816
Turkish 16,061 16,832 17,063 16,623 15,933 18,784
French 15,399 14,908 13,898 13,142 12,425 12,417
Nigerian 15,327 16,334 18,294 19,881 20,538 23,978
Slovak 13,465 12,906 12,230 11,593 10,694 9,792
Scotch-Irish 13,241 11,977 10,951 11,107 10,764 10,300
Japanese 13,086 13,501 13,245 12,665 13,196 14,117
British 12,804 12,952 12,223 11,823 12,383 11,326
Uruguayan 12,157 11,943 11,261 11,633 10,545 10,695
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 11,714 11,372 11,471 11,188 10,667 10,274
Armenian 10,609 9,608 9,323 8,767 8,934 7,757
Norwegian 10,401 10,360 9,937 9,710 9,634 9,483
Nicaraguan 10,280 9,255 9,026 9,125 10,117 9,209
Chilean 9,949 9,546 9,489 8,667 8,736 9,840
Bangladeshi 9,919 11,000 11,921 11,856 12,440 9,972
Albanian 9,711 10,130 10,635 11,200 10,645 10,389
American Indian 9,676 10,481 10,419 11,307 11,886 13,960
Lithuanian 9,442 9,033 8,131 7,342 7,517 6,873
Spanish 9,318 9,469 9,345 9,285 8,757 11,232
Romanian 9,271 8,515 8,472 8,340 8,097 8,091
Venezuelan 9,077 9,516 9,835 10,740 10,563 12,723
Two or more Asian 8,854 8,604 8,785 9,168 9,239 12,685
Swedish 8,758 8,709 8,788 8,063 7,690 7,260
Ghanaian 8,475 8,884 9,544 10,014 10,097 9,837
Iranian 8,047 7,665 7,086 6,586 5,834 4,922
Austrian 7,732 7,639 7,073 6,685 6,042 5,361
Arab 7,493 7,693 7,084 7,183 7,747 6,385
Taiwanese 7,311 6,691 7,032 6,714 6,551 6,715
West Indian 7,232 8,376 7,961 7,423 8,017 8,008
Syrian 6,713 6,847 6,735 6,656 6,328 6,751
Lebanese 6,692 6,460 6,259 5,981 6,489 6,549
Panamanian 6,476 6,824 6,876 7,468 8,313 7,784
French Canadian 6,142 5,847 5,470 5,545 5,777 5,448
Other Arab 5,962 6,160 5,910 6,466 6,820 7,932
Czech 5,911 5,224 4,705 4,737 4,352 3,817
Croatian 5,878 5,824 5,577 5,263 5,025 4,789
Macedonian 5,541 5,423 5,602 5,558 5,301 4,534
Israeli 5,282 5,480 4,929 4,757 4,395 5,016
Palestinian 5,268 5,770 5,127 4,521 4,775 5,159
Canadian 4,938 4,949 4,875 5,146 4,465 4,913
Other Asian, not specified 4,915 5,103 5,000 4,898 4,986 5,219
Welsh 4,900 4,386 4,276 4,152 3,859 3,148
Moroccan 4,211 4,726 5,175 5,735 5,807 6,216
British West Indian 4,198 4,129 4,008 3,477 3,487 4,116
Jordanian 4,159 4,961 5,242 4,666 4,940 4,120
Liberian 4,126 5,095 5,320 4,736 4,663 4,982
Czechoslovakian 4,048 3,752 3,663 3,152 2,802 2,291
Other Subsaharan African 4,034 3,957 3,842 4,754 5,949 6,157
Danish 3,764 3,609 3,453 3,162 3,050 2,972
Swiss 3,510 2,846 2,787 2,577 2,640 2,375
Bolivian 3,387 4,048 4,186 3,454 3,735 4,123
Thai 3,265 3,281 3,062 2,762 2,677 2,881
Serbian 3,262 3,244 2,663 2,363 2,396 2,845
Afghan 3,167 2,837 2,209 1,727 2,127 2,237
Yugoslavian 2,940 3,099 3,066 2,922 2,899 3,001
Bulgarian 2,892 2,694 2,484 2,549 2,579 2,413
Barbadian 2,833 2,948 2,592 2,531 2,525 2,762
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,808 2,811 3,013 3,357 3,458 3,156
Kenyan 2,691 3,386 3,984 4,083 3,842 4,204
Sri Lankan 2,679 2,471 2,207 2,265 2,818 2,934
Pennsylvania German 2,677 2,474 2,352 1,994 1,855 1,742
Northern European 2,604 2,677 2,991 3,186 3,791 3,511
Slavic 2,526 2,198 2,047 1,884 1,625 1,624
Paraguayan 2,336 2,299 2,558 2,326 2,702 2,862
Other South American 2,243 1,978 1,706 1,073 873 1,133
Latvian 1,787 1,697 1,707 1,581 1,389 1,703
Scandinavian 1,675 1,470 1,714 2,001 2,161 2,504
Belgian 1,619 1,859 1,693 1,649 1,500 1,380
Indonesian 1,615 1,892 1,876 2,056 2,109 1,857
Finnish 1,597 1,459 1,397 1,204 1,160 974
Ethiopian 1,580 1,619 2,126 2,076 2,510 3,057
Nepalese 1,504 1,258 1,587 1,671 1,745 1,891
Cambodian 1,482 1,679 1,646 1,587 1,695 1,494
Australian 1,342 1,180 1,150 1,066 808 830
South African 1,229 1,269 1,335 1,508 1,589 1,660
Belizean 1,106 1,169 890 1,041 1,175 731
Estonian 1,026 967 887 912 892 904
Senegalese 899 864 829 628 522 704
Cape Verdean 837 751 723 535 335 362
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 766 980 938 902 578 579
Sierra Leonean 719 716 682 778 785 1,613
Laotian 710 739 848 887 745 361
Bahamian 691 530 473 624 254 320
Burmese 664 569 636 907 1,146 1,064
Malaysian 644 492 456 468 394 404
Spanish American 609 663 617 435 211 149
Maltese 572 494 561 540 625 499
Iraqi 533 563 643 754 1,236 1,487
Cypriot 532 792 882 972 893 1,115
Other Central American 528 470 411 328 252 366
Slovene 521 561 552 611 504 578
Ugandan 418 422 396 373 491 334
United States Virgin Islander 379 383 628 369 457 488
Celtic 372 217 171 210 237 392
Mongolian 311 228 174 466 354 301
Carpatho Rusyn 223 181 168 194 186 172
Icelander 216 226 224 242 149 183
Other Asian, specified 197 258 218 175 157 1,203
German Russian 196 152 103 85 39 80
Hmong 185 145 133 69 58 82
Other West Indian 182 97 231 220 246 244
Sudanese 169 523 732 879 1,017 1,265
Bermudan 135 104 148 223 209 366
New Zealander 132 212 248 298 296 286
Soviet Union 128 93 99 173 101 47
Basque 125 87 134 166 136 138
Zimbabwean 106 59 149 156 292 289
Alaska Native tribes 104 114 154 193 260 263
Alsatian 85 91 87 77 22 14
Dutch West Indian 75 108 81 75 47 45
Cajun 65 77 59 73 45 47
Luxembourger 24 59 105 97 94 105
Bhutanese 12 9 16 98 62 74

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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