North Dakota Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 640,208 649,730 654,024 655,268 655,136
German 126,835 124,108 119,154 115,095 109,008
Norwegian 73,242 71,625 69,714 66,534 63,698
American Indian 34,159 33,883 34,330 33,921 34,038
American 21,170 19,636 18,687 17,221 17,292
Hispanic or Latino 20,569 22,997 24,744 26,529 28,317
Mexican 14,964 16,378 17,236 17,915 19,158
French 12,178 11,666 11,314 9,225 7,196
African American 11,872 14,761 17,365 20,445 21,985
Irish 9,553 9,337 9,768 9,813 9,605
Asian 8,979 9,296 10,197 10,814 11,006
English 7,657 7,084 6,715 6,062 5,835
Some Other Race 5,859 5,691 6,600 7,528 8,109
Swedish 5,678 5,253 4,788 4,215 3,720
Scandinavian 5,478 5,133 5,129 5,316 5,353
Polish 4,811 4,186 4,279 4,305 4,539
Subsaharan African 4,467 4,978 6,484 8,090 9,008
Czech 3,560 3,318 3,454 3,325 3,110
French Canadian 2,693 2,957 2,991 2,991 2,993
European 2,524 2,798 3,009 3,976 4,728
Italian 2,390 2,465 2,413 2,111 2,013
Dutch 2,240 2,320 2,347 2,251 2,087
Scottish 2,073 2,226 2,102 2,050 1,788
Asian Indian 2,030 1,731 1,559 1,677 1,456
German Russian 1,764 1,651 1,776 1,984 2,126
Chinese 1,665 1,784 1,925 1,763 1,753
Filipino 1,450 1,686 2,205 2,478 2,574
Ukrainian 1,436 1,204 1,142 1,282 1,329
Puerto Rican 1,412 1,565 1,803 2,661 2,875
Yugoslavian 1,380 1,486 933 1,070 896
Danish 1,357 1,299 1,341 1,355 1,383
African 1,328 1,653 1,500 2,046 2,454
Finnish 1,236 1,266 1,453 1,613 1,607
Scotch-Irish 1,093 1,068 929 982 923
Somali 1,065 1,289 1,665 1,593 1,747
Russian 1,050 1,030 942 925 829
Icelander 898 828 724 677 589
All other Hispanic or Latino 886 1,490 1,560 1,322 1,546
Total Arab 868 825 820 1,848 1,779
Czechoslovakian 748 516 651 654 672
Spaniard 677 879 1,002 1,006 945
Canadian 643 677 855 570 526
Nepalese 636 819 785 1,124 1,404
Other Subsaharan African 592 408 453 744 444
Colombian 517 476 664 820 885
Korean 500 507 544 785 693
Hungarian 401 452 399 329 265
Ethiopian 400 436 452 301 64
Bhutanese 372 497 594 728 528
Ugandan 369 328 286 283 0
Cuban 362 303 284 323 296
Northern European 360 363 363 369 402
British 351 453 431 565 637
Guatemalan 328 395 353 325 198
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 309 450 592 765 867
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 304 336 341 378 863
Spanish 302 374 404 608 525
Welsh 296 270 282 229 197
Japanese 292 269 356 378 431
Belgian 273 292 243 255 295
Swiss 263 332 317 320 277
Arab 259 113 146 264 297
Panamanian 233 111 105 146 250
Nigerian 227 217 311 549 622
Romanian 219 235 228 365 390
Liberian 205 241 780 1,273 1,968
Iraqi 198 91 159 134 142
Other Arab 190 352 245 449 408
Thai 189 188 209 195 179
Other Asian, not specified 187 442 457 339 309
Salvadoran 180 128 98 189 186
Austrian 177 181 154 162 135
Dominican 157 225 409 452 469
Bulgarian 147 138 98 102 164
Peruvian 147 164 179 138 46
Alaska Native tribes 142 155 164 163 165
Croatian 141 138 119 139 92
Pakistani 138 203 188 186 198
Greek 138 153 163 257 189
Indonesian 131 12 22 24 27
Portuguese 129 118 98 108 80
Haitian 120 234 297 396 426
Two or more Asian 120 105 152 170 186
Iranian 118 102 150 155 133
Lebanese 114 128 115 93 74
Jamaican 113 145 200 306 411
Ghanaian 109 110 162 144 155
Slovak 106 119 123 161 174
Venezuelan 87 85 88 92 83
Luxembourger 86 91 82 96 55
Brazilian 85 113 102 96 45
Celtic 77 73 29 29 25
Latvian 74 92 99 91 89
Sri Lankan 73 139 214 116 110
Pennsylvania German 70 69 52 75 67
Chilean 68 62 49 12 16
Lithuanian 66 134 200 84 46
Armenian 64 62 71 68 30
South African 60 110 203 178 143
Honduran 58 62 101 120 134
Turkish 57 49 28 42 33
Jordanian 55 28 10 10 9
Eastern European 49 57 130 156 215
Paraguayan 46 48 55 58 53
Sudanese 44 65 568 439 709
Bangladeshi 42 88 77 82 42
Costa Rican 41 29 15 0 3
Serbian 41 26 42 65 108
Nicaraguan 39 85 135 134 120
Taiwanese 36 10 16 25 30
Kenyan 34 69 65 396 583
Basque 33 37 37 29 29
Argentinean 30 70 57 52 45
Egyptian 29 53 52 155 159
Sierra Leonean 27 45 30 47 41
Syrian 23 38 42 699 513
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 19 30 45 41 5
Bahamian 19 5 10 14 15
Hmong 18 11 34 27 52
Other South American 18 16 13 14 23
Slovene 18 26 44 29 35
West Indian 18 21 25 0 2
Cajun 18 0 34 33 44
British West Indian 17 12 12 3 3
Israeli 17 18 19 16 11
Cambodian 16 27 42 35 21
Laotian 16 13 117 15 226
Guyanese 15 4 6 8 9
Slavic 15 24 15 33 24
Ecuadorian 12 20 82 104 187
Mongolian 12 7 4 0 0
Macedonian 12 12 27 19 14
Australian 10 10 7 7 19
Other Asian, specified 9 13 13 0 0
Estonian 8 16 25 26 19
New Zealander 8 7 9 10 4
Bolivian 5 7 8 10 12
Cape Verdean 4 4 4 21 19
Barbadian 3 3 3 3 2
Zimbabwean 3 3 5 76 59
Carpatho Rusyn 2 0 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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