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 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 Mexico Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
White 1,524,911 1,530,636 1,547,843 1,558,886 1,565,366 1,467,849
Hispanic or Latino 986,972 995,831 1,004,103 1,015,751 1,020,817 1,031,788
Mexican 639,243 647,941 659,293 658,516 655,160 668,593
Some Other Race 226,850 218,476 197,944 190,111 180,638 184,680
American Indian 178,011 180,879 185,807 188,849 188,724 182,131
All other Hispanic or Latino 160,261 162,348 161,574 170,582 175,065 163,107
Spanish 80,133 79,225 75,978 80,530 81,596 85,038
American 76,141 71,121 65,771 65,387 64,615 62,749
Spaniard 69,296 71,697 72,497 70,639 72,580 75,953
German 59,370 58,098 54,839 50,988 47,929 48,083
English 45,397 40,404 39,503 40,308 40,603 46,975
African American 43,738 41,957 42,187 43,006 44,120 43,476
Irish 39,401 38,201 36,571 33,107 31,878 31,386
Asian 28,761 29,168 29,991 31,513 32,577 33,695
European 20,899 25,110 28,926 32,823 33,573 31,138
Italian 16,619 15,760 15,125 14,640 14,399 14,635
Scottish 10,861 10,574 10,465 10,018 9,542 8,517
Spanish American 10,787 7,225 5,927 5,232 4,942 6,115
Polish 8,261 7,903 7,177 6,266 5,977 5,530
Puerto Rican 8,059 8,254 8,941 9,226 8,678 9,934
Scotch-Irish 7,771 7,334 6,831 6,365 6,055 5,813
Norwegian 6,613 6,466 5,865 5,354 4,504 4,191
French 6,561 6,063 5,609 5,037 5,141 4,764
Chinese 6,332 5,960 6,017 6,261 6,146 6,195
Filipino 5,473 6,396 6,092 7,004 8,005 9,016
Dutch 5,140 4,808 4,801 4,119 3,914 3,801
Cuban 4,589 4,042 4,282 4,080 4,826 5,074
Swedish 4,158 4,242 3,675 3,318 3,276 3,243
Asian Indian 3,988 3,908 4,091 5,014 4,751 4,539
British 3,329 3,654 3,905 4,512 5,215 5,358
Total Arab 3,126 4,404 4,473 4,716 3,546 3,996
Subsaharan African 3,116 3,296 4,077 4,577 4,606 5,653
Guatemalan 3,053 2,609 2,323 2,615 2,403 2,554
Northern European 2,973 3,273 3,569 3,474 3,688 3,431
Russian 2,946 3,077 2,986 2,686 2,635 2,518
French Canadian 2,614 2,646 2,774 2,906 3,110 2,305
Salvadoran 2,574 2,410 2,890 3,336 3,632 2,303
Welsh 2,171 2,093 2,117 2,092 1,920 1,964
Danish 2,146 2,088 1,953 1,763 1,546 1,299
Japanese 2,113 1,982 2,210 1,762 1,838 1,785
Korean 2,092 1,925 2,257 2,339 2,313 2,548
Greek 2,075 2,117 1,674 1,597 1,607 1,765
African 1,896 1,945 2,294 2,190 2,362 2,419
Scandinavian 1,773 1,525 1,387 1,730 2,101 2,040
Hungarian 1,652 1,538 1,262 1,151 1,245 1,104
Eastern European 1,497 1,740 1,903 2,389 2,424 2,685
Czech 1,439 1,246 1,520 1,495 1,475 1,233
Colombian 1,277 1,502 1,926 2,175 2,713 2,401
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,276 1,340 1,390 1,514 1,644 1,853
Honduran 1,262 1,070 982 1,171 931 1,098
Iranian 1,158 1,183 831 740 870 954
Thai 1,084 1,005 1,060 897 815 572
Dominican 1,080 1,383 1,354 1,457 1,375 1,811
Finnish 994 884 976 691 721 624
Portuguese 992 922 796 739 682 1,133
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 981 831 884 965 797 862
Canadian 916 1,051 1,104 1,824 1,678 1,519
Iraqi 897 1,350 1,105 1,116 573 384
Swiss 896 864 869 790 660 625
Ecuadorian 810 912 907 831 860 848
Argentinean 804 858 734 684 725 776
Ukrainian 773 635 692 754 851 1,014
Lebanese 673 795 936 858 775 691
Austrian 662 679 664 596 615 553
Chilean 636 700 592 659 536 791
Panamanian 627 741 835 804 799 919
Peruvian 612 696 739 939 1,224 1,692
Czechoslovakian 593 569 452 469 483 404
Slovak 576 624 489 400 410 405
Laotian 574 583 552 450 536 495
Lithuanian 570 506 546 561 539 447
Romanian 554 535 476 455 581 354
Other Asian, not specified 529 502 734 804 389 400
Croatian 480 493 511 383 396 376
Taiwanese 472 289 152 183 193 246
Arab 471 556 807 1,027 954 1,018
Two or more Asian 469 452 549 488 447 496
Yugoslavian 407 384 294 226 286 164
Costa Rican 401 340 405 345 428 449
Jamaican 399 291 366 329 243 385
Nicaraguan 395 557 498 630 903 879
Celtic 375 336 409 445 403 414
Venezuelan 368 366 484 487 665 694
Slavic 357 400 303 247 198 221
Egyptian 352 234 240 287 132 133
Armenian 347 367 356 351 216 223
Bolivian 346 540 541 522 556 385
Pakistani 322 762 714 704 862 925
Brazilian 316 416 498 478 381 309
Ethiopian 299 331 270 52 56 52
Basque 277 269 309 318 268 248
Pennsylvania German 256 191 214 126 154 123
Nigerian 254 386 554 787 664 1,425
Afghan 247 241 365 343 306 293
Palestinian 238 674 579 580 409 683
Belgian 232 300 339 413 436 495
Nepalese 231 184 323 316 355 598
Other Arab 206 514 536 626 561 751
Cajun 201 184 309 294 217 292
Syrian 192 114 108 83 35 186
Turkish 182 293 333 384 386 270
Alaska Native tribes 176 154 181 229 275 483
Israeli 175 132 167 81 71 45
Indonesian 174 82 75 51 94 85
Serbian 171 162 176 152 135 331
Slovene 168 129 90 112 127 113
Other Subsaharan African 166 168 430 817 928 1,123
Icelander 152 169 143 77 84 32
German Russian 150 141 106 105 127 79
West Indian 149 105 101 67 34 33
Australian 143 134 103 90 108 97
Dutch West Indian 138 167 105 84 85 64
Ghanaian 137 139 167 172 91 140
Cambodian 129 136 164 135 22 12
Latvian 129 157 159 151 125 137
Haitian 128 141 173 266 228 221
Ugandan 121 93 114 128 123 118
Other South American 115 120 107 16 5 5
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 103 67 44 106 111 63
Other Central American 102 115 100 23 21 210
South African 102 101 96 91 111 137
Uruguayan 99 112 110 165 119 76
Bulgarian 95 130 132 120 96 82
Kenyan 91 75 72 202 125 121
Sri Lankan 85 141 116 131 199 234
Jordanian 76 100 101 89 27 20
Alsatian 62 45 14 21 8 7
Hmong 52 64 60 68 14 11
New Zealander 52 53 57 84 67 68
Luxembourger 49 31 36 29 49 49
Estonian 46 48 31 75 83 86
Paraguayan 43 68 84 87 75 83
Belizean 43 42 64 59 50 21
Burmese 37 0 0 7 28 51
Macedonian 34 29 80 101 77 84
Somali 32 25 25 18 25 4
Moroccan 21 67 61 50 80 130
Other Asian, specified 20 16 18 0 0 85
Soviet Union 18 44 10 21 20 8
Malaysian 16 17 41 47 14 22
Bermudan 13 16 18 19 8 4
Zimbabwean 11 24 14 12 16 11
Albanian 8 8 9 24 26 28
Cypriot 8 7 7 7 7 8
Carpatho Rusyn 7 0 0 0 0 0
Liberian 7 8 12 16 21 25
British West Indian 5 0 13 15 13 24
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 3 5 3 0 0 0
Bahamian 3 2 0 0 0 8

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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