New York Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 12,704,637 12,667,413 12,638,791 12,514,949 12,459,687
Hispanic or Latino 3,619,658 3,661,929 3,726,238 3,705,588 3,720,983
African American 3,070,392 3,073,278 3,100,685 3,068,099 3,065,471
Some Other Race 1,685,765 1,697,831 1,730,813 1,718,220 1,694,965
Asian 1,570,223 1,599,216 1,652,846 1,630,341 1,647,606
Italian 1,213,500 1,168,425 1,130,191 1,079,908 1,031,825
Puerto Rican 1,111,700 1,104,443 1,112,962 1,092,883 1,089,823
Dominican 802,741 824,713 848,816 848,304 854,018
American 796,339 799,881 795,945 773,701 753,857
Irish 681,407 655,251 632,620 601,064 576,293
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 674,505 676,265 668,273 643,175 633,771
Chinese 646,095 662,268 691,598 680,425 687,990
German 487,770 472,800 454,182 424,762 396,527
Mexican 472,979 475,579 478,850 477,194 475,773
Polish 353,520 339,441 329,396 318,657 307,833
Asian Indian 351,953 358,647 372,309 372,493 372,105
Jamaican 273,275 279,503 277,690 269,529 264,900
English 270,964 255,788 242,206 227,818 215,495
Ecuadorian 268,595 274,916 277,892 274,457 269,759
Subsaharan African 203,614 207,664 216,741 218,657 219,325
Russian 187,827 175,814 170,406 162,986 156,235
Salvadoran 179,681 180,685 181,082 181,301 179,245
Haitian 169,850 172,699 169,454 160,699 158,514
Colombian 156,245 157,669 161,071 160,747 162,869
Korean 133,332 130,859 129,987 125,535 127,420
European 130,115 130,834 133,892 146,795 155,097
Guyanese 124,054 125,249 127,350 128,140 126,431
Filipino 114,070 113,583 115,857 113,501 113,814
Total Arab 111,906 114,185 114,300 118,629 118,841
African 101,940 102,769 105,836 106,523 104,403
Guatemalan 88,163 90,341 94,220 91,916 96,832
French 87,924 86,331 82,423 76,798 73,425
Greek 86,910 83,128 81,234 80,213 77,093
All other Hispanic or Latino 86,156 97,719 105,863 119,250 132,517
West Indian 81,164 75,462 70,729 68,536 69,952
Honduran 80,910 84,074 87,927 86,319 86,965
Pakistani 77,827 78,141 82,631 77,352 77,050
Ukrainian 77,824 78,769 77,773 78,078 77,128
Peruvian 75,703 75,244 77,552 77,814 77,648
Cuban 75,349 74,770 76,337 75,407 75,792
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 72,664 71,727 73,723 70,400 68,969
Bangladeshi 68,124 72,117 73,032 73,608 77,123
Eastern European 67,744 70,878 73,479 79,170 83,593
Hungarian 57,851 57,800 55,888 54,231 54,294
Scottish 49,376 48,891 47,701 47,064 45,100
French Canadian 48,310 47,206 46,391 45,304 43,157
Dutch 46,070 44,734 43,991 41,965 39,358
Albanian 46,022 44,742 45,280 43,359 44,455
Spaniard 44,976 46,810 47,748 46,982 48,721
American Indian 44,124 45,118 48,384 50,672 50,923
British West Indian 43,442 44,261 43,721 43,165 41,035
Japanese 37,552 38,222 37,834 37,210 35,948
Panamanian 30,130 30,485 30,664 30,052 29,857
British 30,050 29,279 29,852 31,073 32,507
Argentinean 29,364 29,772 30,715 30,158 30,160
Nigerian 28,437 30,968 34,568 36,581 36,760
Swedish 28,203 26,878 25,803 24,375 23,025
Romanian 25,793 24,780 24,270 24,791 24,418
Egyptian 25,476 25,018 25,045 27,268 27,450
Other Arab 24,540 27,476 28,821 30,560 29,993
Portuguese 23,933 22,964 22,062 22,212 21,653
Turkish 23,585 23,229 21,426 21,524 21,146
Other Subsaharan African 23,492 23,321 25,753 25,210 24,648
Scotch-Irish 23,405 22,965 22,642 22,521 21,708
Ghanaian 23,244 23,045 22,867 22,229 24,082
Israeli 22,766 21,214 19,849 19,718 17,745
Norwegian 22,626 21,790 21,404 21,024 20,349
Spanish 22,558 20,781 20,451 19,189 17,486
Iranian 22,024 21,164 20,866 20,909 20,321
Two or more Asian 21,798 22,669 22,663 23,883 25,137
Barbadian 21,627 20,528 21,151 20,088 19,937
Canadian 20,365 19,010 17,880 16,882 16,519
Arab 18,969 17,918 16,757 16,871 16,206
Brazilian 17,725 17,825 17,229 16,135 16,211
Yugoslavian 17,496 17,082 15,908 14,839 14,535
Venezuelan 17,442 17,477 17,690 18,794 19,527
Austrian 17,366 17,097 16,575 14,889 13,694
Chilean 17,365 16,449 16,505 16,395 15,644
Armenian 15,318 15,836 15,190 14,597 13,849
Welsh 14,975 14,520 13,993 12,520 11,717
Nicaraguan 14,957 16,074 16,452 16,739 16,709
Burmese 14,668 15,203 15,164 14,429 15,479
Costa Rican 14,292 14,073 13,709 12,999 13,447
Taiwanese 13,994 15,054 15,233 14,552 14,486
Other Asian, not specified 13,372 13,656 14,571 15,222 17,580
Lebanese 12,719 12,703 12,312 12,703 13,162
Croatian 12,669 12,320 11,914 11,626 10,945
Lithuanian 11,949 11,363 11,063 11,066 10,456
Czech 11,924 11,950 10,801 10,468 9,654
Thai 11,545 11,401 11,843 12,640 12,633
Slovak 11,383 11,186 10,649 10,678 10,341
Nepalese 10,168 11,300 13,515 14,627 14,766
Swiss 9,220 9,283 9,645 9,171 9,401
Syrian 8,527 8,334 7,567 8,310 8,581
Moroccan 8,510 9,247 9,547 9,720 9,934
Pennsylvania German 8,404 8,070 7,748 7,634 8,163
Danish 8,039 8,129 8,126 7,371 6,743
Afghan 7,908 8,542 8,270 7,827 7,449
Czechoslovakian 7,760 7,058 6,838 6,370 5,949
Northern European 7,533 7,971 8,239 8,632 10,017
Macedonian 7,481 8,288 9,200 10,476 9,545
Belizean 7,219 7,138 6,943 6,043 5,807
Bolivian 6,693 6,920 7,133 6,640 7,278
Uruguayan 6,648 6,869 7,109 7,213 6,033
Serbian 6,610 6,616 6,766 6,793 7,079
Paraguayan 6,556 6,111 6,516 6,345 6,405
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 6,485 7,528 7,937 8,017 8,821
Bulgarian 6,068 5,733 5,677 5,084 4,732
Ethiopian 5,994 6,047 6,169 6,360 6,373
Sri Lankan 5,919 6,116 6,367 6,353 7,475
Other South American 5,277 5,255 5,298 4,509 4,710
Cambodian 5,236 5,639 5,243 4,822 4,596
Scandinavian 5,075 5,357 5,561 5,977 6,485
Palestinian 5,050 5,409 5,235 5,005 5,022
Jordanian 4,847 4,640 4,969 4,434 4,418
Indonesian 4,788 4,430 4,750 4,906 4,548
Other Central American 4,595 4,034 3,026 3,309 3,104
Finnish 4,538 4,451 4,460 4,488 4,352
Belgian 4,453 4,240 4,153 3,913 3,751
Senegalese 4,386 4,955 5,012 4,634 4,589
Australian 4,146 4,228 4,114 4,036 4,238
Slavic 3,984 4,000 4,234 5,048 4,692
Laotian 3,475 3,126 3,451 3,254 2,841
Iraqi 3,268 3,440 4,047 3,758 4,075
Latvian 3,224 3,445 3,482 3,362 3,369
Malaysian 3,079 3,346 2,683 2,154 2,459
Maltese 2,920 2,814 2,502 2,349 2,503
Somali 2,906 3,105 3,000 4,416 4,704
Sudanese 2,808 2,916 3,337 2,865 3,056
South African 2,724 2,836 2,809 2,572 2,488
Liberian 2,366 2,714 2,395 2,593 3,065
Bhutanese 2,355 2,237 2,290 1,855 1,897
Sierra Leonean 1,749 1,329 1,138 1,177 1,162
Estonian 1,626 1,531 1,542 1,608 1,394
Slovene 1,598 1,450 1,736 1,675 1,539
Bahamian 1,556 1,383 1,353 1,205 1,171
Kenyan 1,500 1,582 1,914 1,684 2,280
Cypriot 1,481 1,564 1,660 1,677 1,798
United States Virgin Islander 1,439 1,555 1,569 1,534 1,688
Celtic 1,313 1,352 908 932 909
Other West Indian 1,104 1,046 1,038 1,141 1,192
Dutch West Indian 885 723 632 624 370
Cape Verdean 814 860 802 658 562
Ugandan 808 790 714 576 564
Basque 688 685 617 635 633
New Zealander 651 700 685 601 493
Icelander 616 553 500 498 456
Mongolian 586 498 606 674 609
Spanish American 583 666 650 672 661
Carpatho Rusyn 516 446 361 298 262
Alaska Native tribes 472 379 382 308 335
Other Asian, specified 446 488 430 520 635
Zimbabwean 446 427 427 579 589
German Russian 337 376 265 275 163
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 310 306 298 365 417
Hmong 297 277 205 190 226
Bermudan 280 240 270 211 236
Alsatian 271 248 286 249 211
Cajun 210 181 254 271 329
Luxembourger 196 197 232 166 181
Soviet Union 117 245 281 233 319
Okinawan 9 40 40 45 26

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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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