North Carolina Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

North Carolina Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 6,839,831 6,882,915 6,937,466 6,994,240 7,049,919
African American 2,115,338 2,137,131 2,159,427 2,179,622 2,200,761
American 1,105,578 1,076,898 1,041,513 1,015,671 996,239
Hispanic or Latino 869,908 884,763 914,792 935,950 962,665
Mexican 518,249 525,071 533,769 538,505 537,963
English 459,572 449,958 438,244 423,263 407,651
German 347,901 342,238 334,967 319,550 302,813
Irish 300,335 291,660 284,325 270,913 258,458
Some Other Race 292,310 298,795 310,920 307,906 316,763
Asian 244,076 254,550 269,164 282,264 292,992
Scotch-Irish 147,597 145,602 143,369 139,191 135,786
Italian 105,844 108,271 109,386 110,677 106,563
Scottish 98,357 98,069 98,079 96,311 94,396
American Indian 96,687 96,759 99,331 103,402 105,269
European 92,356 99,941 107,685 123,326 141,191
Puerto Rican 87,863 90,061 96,570 100,881 106,247
Subsaharan African 86,262 92,714 99,430 99,791 103,827
Asian Indian 72,627 76,306 85,074 92,752 98,404
African 61,332 66,032 69,211 69,618 70,417
Salvadoran 51,678 50,579 51,078 51,246 54,074
Polish 42,427 42,236 43,230 40,752 40,575
Chinese 40,726 42,098 43,614 45,871 46,893
Honduran 39,533 41,845 44,691 45,803 50,639
French 36,813 35,133 34,386 33,383 31,991
Guatemalan 31,216 29,419 30,097 29,897 33,262
British 27,440 28,934 31,005 33,517 35,588
Dutch 24,447 23,504 21,704 20,335 20,045
Total Arab 23,470 24,687 25,609 26,940 26,095
Colombian 21,881 22,509 25,196 24,522 25,004
Cuban 21,557 23,792 24,303 25,813 27,581
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 21,444 22,533 23,026 24,719 25,617
Filipino 20,812 21,303 21,695 22,138 23,168
Korean 19,951 19,736 19,542 20,487 20,597
Dominican 18,006 18,264 19,027 22,984 25,823
Russian 15,629 15,382 15,717 15,673 15,168
Norwegian 15,033 14,659 14,488 14,483 14,203
All other Hispanic or Latino 15,004 17,036 19,874 22,263 24,377
Swedish 14,401 13,559 13,200 12,770 12,151
French Canadian 13,701 14,370 14,518 14,085 14,417
Welsh 12,444 12,655 12,872 12,348 12,324
Greek 12,366 12,646 11,786 11,499 10,959
Hmong 11,005 11,806 12,141 13,040 14,421
Jamaican 10,137 10,161 10,237 10,640 11,509
Ecuadorian 9,660 9,668 8,864 10,119 10,788
Peruvian 9,433 8,712 10,051 9,401 10,850
Spaniard 8,471 9,000 9,663 9,955 10,333
Pakistani 7,551 6,757 6,794 6,721 6,534
Canadian 7,528 7,595 7,627 7,772 7,054
Hungarian 7,476 7,874 8,186 8,131 8,168
Ukrainian 7,372 7,217 7,124 7,631 8,762
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 6,244 6,588 6,393 6,939 7,213
Panamanian 6,182 6,733 7,040 8,177 7,473
Nicaraguan 6,135 6,212 6,715 6,613 7,082
Laotian 6,001 6,478 6,802 7,014 6,506
Japanese 5,899 6,225 6,521 7,058 7,186
Portuguese 5,683 5,204 5,317 5,220 5,225
Venezuelan 5,609 5,515 6,019 6,438 7,753
Nigerian 5,316 5,013 5,016 5,782 6,391
Costa Rican 5,239 4,985 5,417 5,673 6,055
Northern European 5,079 5,484 5,355 6,209 7,245
Czech 4,752 4,110 4,064 3,947 4,299
Romanian 4,750 4,719 4,674 4,294 5,092
Lebanese 4,614 4,464 4,761 4,724 4,443
Eastern European 4,414 5,185 6,623 8,313 10,283
Spanish 4,391 4,851 4,671 4,737 4,821
Swiss 4,373 4,680 4,446 4,010 4,118
Danish 4,370 4,245 4,290 4,877 4,694
Burmese 4,330 5,210 5,643 4,854 4,595
Other Subsaharan African 4,240 5,400 6,711 6,823 8,379
Haitian 3,931 4,969 5,536 6,391 6,413
Two or more Asian 3,874 3,718 3,658 3,823 3,351
Cambodian 3,816 3,859 4,038 4,346 4,612
Nepalese 3,769 4,578 5,382 6,166 6,617
Ethiopian 3,760 4,396 5,340 4,850 4,857
Argentinean 3,637 4,232 4,804 5,558 4,865
Arab 3,619 4,314 4,014 4,223 4,484
Scandinavian 3,572 4,068 4,351 4,706 6,029
Iranian 3,540 3,593 3,998 4,001 4,466
Thai 3,318 3,229 3,098 3,380 3,625
Egyptian 3,313 3,622 4,054 4,347 4,301
Brazilian 3,275 3,476 3,897 4,249 4,830
Turkish 3,244 3,191 2,988 2,896 3,416
Yugoslavian 3,193 2,916 2,743 2,703 2,588
Slovak 3,193 2,913 3,021 2,990 3,119
Other Asian, not specified 3,068 4,307 4,982 5,955 5,899
Austrian 2,832 2,832 2,761 2,669 2,540
Other Arab 2,739 2,452 3,348 3,725 3,502
Lithuanian 2,735 2,786 2,662 2,690 2,670
West Indian 2,707 2,758 2,729 2,976 2,702
Chilean 2,533 2,814 3,056 3,465 3,271
Moroccan 2,523 3,347 3,358 3,510 3,224
Palestinian 2,500 1,993 1,739 2,054 2,222
Finnish 2,332 2,391 2,384 2,477 2,542
Ghanaian 2,292 2,296 2,484 3,264 2,832
Jordanian 2,257 2,618 2,298 2,079 1,707
Liberian 2,003 2,611 2,698 2,558 2,507
Czechoslovakian 1,967 1,814 1,784 1,665 1,810
Croatian 1,948 2,041 2,104 2,145 1,872
Taiwanese 1,868 1,942 1,795 1,739 1,766
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 1,806 1,615 1,790 1,886 1,762
Belgian 1,675 1,608 1,734 1,719 1,649
Somali 1,547 1,268 1,493 888 1,245
Pennsylvania German 1,498 1,503 1,348 1,198 973
Guyanese 1,447 1,517 1,632 1,704 1,796
South African 1,421 1,361 1,404 1,225 1,159
Uruguayan 1,334 1,308 1,582 1,553 1,751
Bulgarian 1,310 1,152 1,172 1,072 1,068
Serbian 1,283 1,221 1,077 1,270 1,158
Kenyan 1,160 1,282 1,463 1,524 1,787
Sudanese 1,144 1,080 1,364 1,624 2,249
Israeli 1,101 988 976 1,131 939
Syrian 1,030 1,118 1,148 1,312 1,470
Indonesian 985 941 857 836 1,352
Albanian 975 1,025 1,123 1,203 997
Armenian 937 1,165 1,240 1,260 1,217
Slavic 908 867 832 825 934
Sri Lankan 882 836 824 503 750
Iraqi 875 759 889 966 742
Australian 839 1,041 917 919 968
Belizean 822 885 389 319 277
Cajun 774 681 693 582 428
Bolivian 737 801 843 797 841
Slovene 733 628 636 596 677
Bangladeshi 669 784 995 1,064 1,417
British West Indian 653 717 896 676 1,063
Afghan 626 731 771 722 725
Celtic 619 769 938 1,024 989
Latvian 582 564 494 501 532
Sierra Leonean 580 569 828 488 738
Malaysian 580 641 571 243 175
Other Central American 557 471 456 656 1,036
Barbadian 550 547 601 838 822
Alaska Native tribes 536 625 478 453 546
Bahamian 516 621 534 611 580
Other South American 509 447 433 338 196
Cape Verdean 489 432 303 370 302
Senegalese 439 479 472 182 216
Icelander 403 342 247 270 202
German Russian 364 400 459 501 429
Paraguayan 312 330 481 475 465
Zimbabwean 294 238 252 338 254
Ugandan 245 257 391 257 494
Maltese 221 142 136 135 178
Macedonian 218 236 224 257 271
Estonian 212 200 212 190 145
Spanish American 182 108 92 81 115
New Zealander 153 150 203 281 297
United States Virgin Islander 141 73 104 149 275
Dutch West Indian 131 104 113 141 101
Bhutanese 122 327 773 768 1,099
Luxembourger 111 102 117 116 177
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 86 78 103 102 109
Basque 77 110 85 125 97
Alsatian 52 62 63 97 80
Okinawan 49 79 111 91 74
Carpatho Rusyn 35 25 44 57 53
Soviet Union 30 38 45 36 33
Cypriot 28 25 12 21 109
Other Asian, specified 26 34 57 58 126
Mongolian 25 142 160 211 344
Bermudan 25 62 91 82 101
Other West Indian 25 21 6 10 12

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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