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 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.

New Jersey Ancestry Data

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

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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