New Mexico Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

Below, we'll show you the full list of different ancestries reported in New Mexico 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 Mexico Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 1,524,911 1,530,636 1,547,843 1,558,886 1,565,366
Hispanic or Latino 986,972 995,831 1,004,103 1,015,751 1,020,817
Mexican 639,243 647,941 659,293 658,516 655,160
Some Other Race 226,850 218,476 197,944 190,111 180,638
American Indian 178,011 180,879 185,807 188,849 188,724
All other Hispanic or Latino 160,261 162,348 161,574 170,582 175,065
Spanish 80,133 79,225 75,978 80,530 81,596
American 76,141 71,121 65,771 65,387 64,615
Spaniard 69,296 71,697 72,497 70,639 72,580
German 59,370 58,098 54,839 50,988 47,929
English 45,397 40,404 39,503 40,308 40,603
African American 43,738 41,957 42,187 43,006 44,120
Irish 39,401 38,201 36,571 33,107 31,878
Asian 28,761 29,168 29,991 31,513 32,577
European 20,899 25,110 28,926 32,823 33,573
Italian 16,619 15,760 15,125 14,640 14,399
Scottish 10,861 10,574 10,465 10,018 9,542
Spanish American 10,787 7,225 5,927 5,232 4,942
Polish 8,261 7,903 7,177 6,266 5,977
Puerto Rican 8,059 8,254 8,941 9,226 8,678
Scotch-Irish 7,771 7,334 6,831 6,365 6,055
Norwegian 6,613 6,466 5,865 5,354 4,504
French 6,561 6,063 5,609 5,037 5,141
Chinese 6,332 5,960 6,017 6,261 6,146
Filipino 5,473 6,396 6,092 7,004 8,005
Dutch 5,140 4,808 4,801 4,119 3,914
Cuban 4,589 4,042 4,282 4,080 4,826
Swedish 4,158 4,242 3,675 3,318 3,276
Asian Indian 3,988 3,908 4,091 5,014 4,751
British 3,329 3,654 3,905 4,512 5,215
Total Arab 3,126 4,404 4,473 4,716 3,546
Subsaharan African 3,116 3,296 4,077 4,577 4,606
Guatemalan 3,053 2,609 2,323 2,615 2,403
Northern European 2,973 3,273 3,569 3,474 3,688
Russian 2,946 3,077 2,986 2,686 2,635
French Canadian 2,614 2,646 2,774 2,906 3,110
Salvadoran 2,574 2,410 2,890 3,336 3,632
Welsh 2,171 2,093 2,117 2,092 1,920
Danish 2,146 2,088 1,953 1,763 1,546
Japanese 2,113 1,982 2,210 1,762 1,838
Korean 2,092 1,925 2,257 2,339 2,313
Greek 2,075 2,117 1,674 1,597 1,607
African 1,896 1,945 2,294 2,190 2,362
Scandinavian 1,773 1,525 1,387 1,730 2,101
Hungarian 1,652 1,538 1,262 1,151 1,245
Eastern European 1,497 1,740 1,903 2,389 2,424
Czech 1,439 1,246 1,520 1,495 1,475
Colombian 1,277 1,502 1,926 2,175 2,713
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,276 1,340 1,390 1,514 1,644
Honduran 1,262 1,070 982 1,171 931
Iranian 1,158 1,183 831 740 870
Thai 1,084 1,005 1,060 897 815
Dominican 1,080 1,383 1,354 1,457 1,375
Finnish 994 884 976 691 721
Portuguese 992 922 796 739 682
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 981 831 884 965 797
Canadian 916 1,051 1,104 1,824 1,678
Iraqi 897 1,350 1,105 1,116 573
Swiss 896 864 869 790 660
Ecuadorian 810 912 907 831 860
Argentinean 804 858 734 684 725
Ukrainian 773 635 692 754 851
Lebanese 673 795 936 858 775
Austrian 662 679 664 596 615
Chilean 636 700 592 659 536
Panamanian 627 741 835 804 799
Peruvian 612 696 739 939 1,224
Czechoslovakian 593 569 452 469 483
Slovak 576 624 489 400 410
Laotian 574 583 552 450 536
Lithuanian 570 506 546 561 539
Romanian 554 535 476 455 581
Other Asian, not specified 529 502 734 804 389
Croatian 480 493 511 383 396
Taiwanese 472 289 152 183 193
Arab 471 556 807 1,027 954
Two or more Asian 469 452 549 488 447
Yugoslavian 407 384 294 226 286
Costa Rican 401 340 405 345 428
Jamaican 399 291 366 329 243
Nicaraguan 395 557 498 630 903
Celtic 375 336 409 445 403
Venezuelan 368 366 484 487 665
Slavic 357 400 303 247 198
Egyptian 352 234 240 287 132
Armenian 347 367 356 351 216
Bolivian 346 540 541 522 556
Pakistani 322 762 714 704 862
Brazilian 316 416 498 478 381
Ethiopian 299 331 270 52 56
Basque 277 269 309 318 268
Pennsylvania German 256 191 214 126 154
Nigerian 254 386 554 787 664
Afghan 247 241 365 343 306
Palestinian 238 674 579 580 409
Belgian 232 300 339 413 436
Nepalese 231 184 323 316 355
Other Arab 206 514 536 626 561
Cajun 201 184 309 294 217
Syrian 192 114 108 83 35
Turkish 182 293 333 384 386
Alaska Native tribes 176 154 181 229 275
Israeli 175 132 167 81 71
Indonesian 174 82 75 51 94
Serbian 171 162 176 152 135
Slovene 168 129 90 112 127
Other Subsaharan African 166 168 430 817 928
Icelander 152 169 143 77 84
German Russian 150 141 106 105 127
West Indian 149 105 101 67 34
Australian 143 134 103 90 108
Dutch West Indian 138 167 105 84 85
Ghanaian 137 139 167 172 91
Latvian 129 157 159 151 125
Cambodian 129 136 164 135 22
Haitian 128 141 173 266 228
Ugandan 121 93 114 128 123
Other South American 115 120 107 16 5
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 103 67 44 106 111
South African 102 101 96 91 111
Other Central American 102 115 100 23 21
Uruguayan 99 112 110 165 119
Bulgarian 95 130 132 120 96
Kenyan 91 75 72 202 125
Sri Lankan 85 141 116 131 199
Jordanian 76 100 101 89 27
Alsatian 62 45 14 21 8
Hmong 52 64 60 68 14
New Zealander 52 53 57 84 67
Luxembourger 49 31 36 29 49
Estonian 46 48 31 75 83
Belizean 43 42 64 59 50
Paraguayan 43 68 84 87 75
Burmese 37 0 0 7 28
Macedonian 34 29 80 101 77
Somali 32 25 25 18 25
Moroccan 21 67 61 50 80
Other Asian, specified 20 16 18 0 0
Soviet Union 18 44 10 21 20
Malaysian 16 17 41 47 14
Bermudan 13 16 18 19 8
Zimbabwean 11 24 14 12 16
Albanian 8 8 9 24 26
Cypriot 8 7 7 7 7
Carpatho Rusyn 7 0 0 0 0
Liberian 7 8 12 16 21
British West Indian 5 0 13 15 13
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 3 5 3 0 0
Bahamian 3 2 0 0 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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