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 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.

North Dakota Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
White 640,208 649,730 654,024 655,268 655,136 651,470
German 126,835 124,108 119,154 115,095 109,008 103,918
Norwegian 73,242 71,625 69,714 66,534 63,698 61,440
American Indian 34,159 33,883 34,330 33,921 34,038 32,387
American 21,170 19,636 18,687 17,221 17,292 16,655
Hispanic or Latino 20,569 22,997 24,744 26,529 28,317 30,325
Mexican 14,964 16,378 17,236 17,915 19,158 19,558
French 12,178 11,666 11,314 9,225 7,196 5,865
African American 11,872 14,761 17,365 20,445 21,985 23,959
Irish 9,553 9,337 9,768 9,813 9,605 9,567
Asian 8,979 9,296 10,197 10,814 11,006 11,979
English 7,657 7,084 6,715 6,062 5,835 6,724
Some Other Race 5,859 5,691 6,600 7,528 8,109 8,875
Swedish 5,678 5,253 4,788 4,215 3,720 3,595
Scandinavian 5,478 5,133 5,129 5,316 5,353 5,388
Polish 4,811 4,186 4,279 4,305 4,539 3,587
Subsaharan African 4,467 4,978 6,484 8,090 9,008 10,221
Czech 3,560 3,318 3,454 3,325 3,110 2,830
French Canadian 2,693 2,957 2,991 2,991 2,993 2,086
European 2,524 2,798 3,009 3,976 4,728 4,743
Italian 2,390 2,465 2,413 2,111 2,013 1,993
Dutch 2,240 2,320 2,347 2,251 2,087 1,635
Scottish 2,073 2,226 2,102 2,050 1,788 1,592
Asian Indian 2,030 1,731 1,559 1,677 1,456 1,856
German Russian 1,764 1,651 1,776 1,984 2,126 2,289
Chinese 1,665 1,784 1,925 1,763 1,753 1,218
Filipino 1,450 1,686 2,205 2,478 2,574 2,700
Ukrainian 1,436 1,204 1,142 1,282 1,329 1,190
Puerto Rican 1,412 1,565 1,803 2,661 2,875 3,507
Yugoslavian 1,380 1,486 933 1,070 896 479
Danish 1,357 1,299 1,341 1,355 1,383 1,089
African 1,328 1,653 1,500 2,046 2,454 2,960
Finnish 1,236 1,266 1,453 1,613 1,607 1,377
Scotch-Irish 1,093 1,068 929 982 923 747
Somali 1,065 1,289 1,665 1,593 1,747 1,597
Russian 1,050 1,030 942 925 829 843
Icelander 898 828 724 677 589 834
All other Hispanic or Latino 886 1,490 1,560 1,322 1,546 1,646
Total Arab 868 825 820 1,848 1,779 1,723
Czechoslovakian 748 516 651 654 672 651
Spaniard 677 879 1,002 1,006 945 1,174
Canadian 643 677 855 570 526 499
Nepalese 636 819 785 1,124 1,404 1,319
Other Subsaharan African 592 408 453 744 444 597
Colombian 517 476 664 820 885 1,351
Korean 500 507 544 785 693 1,282
Hungarian 401 452 399 329 265 186
Ethiopian 400 436 452 301 64 125
Bhutanese 372 497 594 728 528 415
Ugandan 369 328 286 283 0 0
Cuban 362 303 284 323 296 190
Northern European 360 363 363 369 402 738
British 351 453 431 565 637 685
Guatemalan 328 395 353 325 198 134
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 309 450 592 765 867 923
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 304 336 341 378 863 1,004
Spanish 302 374 404 608 525 612
Welsh 296 270 282 229 197 210
Japanese 292 269 356 378 431 456
Belgian 273 292 243 255 295 241
Swiss 263 332 317 320 277 229
Arab 259 113 146 264 297 327
Panamanian 233 111 105 146 250 289
Nigerian 227 217 311 549 622 806
Romanian 219 235 228 365 390 434
Liberian 205 241 780 1,273 1,968 2,377
Iraqi 198 91 159 134 142 75
Other Arab 190 352 245 449 408 519
Thai 189 188 209 195 179 269
Other Asian, not specified 187 442 457 339 309 340
Salvadoran 180 128 98 189 186 361
Austrian 177 181 154 162 135 158
Dominican 157 225 409 452 469 486
Peruvian 147 164 179 138 46 45
Bulgarian 147 138 98 102 164 106
Alaska Native tribes 142 155 164 163 165 126
Croatian 141 138 119 139 92 96
Pakistani 138 203 188 186 198 212
Greek 138 153 163 257 189 173
Indonesian 131 12 22 24 27 33
Portuguese 129 118 98 108 80 53
Two or more Asian 120 105 152 170 186 454
Haitian 120 234 297 396 426 313
Iranian 118 102 150 155 133 186
Lebanese 114 128 115 93 74 51
Jamaican 113 145 200 306 411 484
Ghanaian 109 110 162 144 155 81
Slovak 106 119 123 161 174 146
Venezuelan 87 85 88 92 83 10
Luxembourger 86 91 82 96 55 78
Brazilian 85 113 102 96 45 73
Celtic 77 73 29 29 25 13
Latvian 74 92 99 91 89 22
Sri Lankan 73 139 214 116 110 118
Pennsylvania German 70 69 52 75 67 66
Chilean 68 62 49 12 16 170
Lithuanian 66 134 200 84 46 59
Armenian 64 62 71 68 30 0
South African 60 110 203 178 143 266
Honduran 58 62 101 120 134 143
Turkish 57 49 28 42 33 31
Jordanian 55 28 10 10 9 10
Eastern European 49 57 130 156 215 144
Paraguayan 46 48 55 58 53 15
Sudanese 44 65 568 439 709 463
Bangladeshi 42 88 77 82 42 58
Costa Rican 41 29 15 0 3 3
Serbian 41 26 42 65 108 98
Nicaraguan 39 85 135 134 120 251
Taiwanese 36 10 16 25 30 34
Kenyan 34 69 65 396 583 894
Basque 33 37 37 29 29 28
Argentinean 30 70 57 52 45 56
Egyptian 29 53 52 155 159 282
Sierra Leonean 27 45 30 47 41 0
Syrian 23 38 42 699 513 266
Bahamian 19 5 10 14 15 10
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 19 30 45 41 5 6
Hmong 18 11 34 27 52 56
Other South American 18 16 13 14 23 27
Cajun 18 0 34 33 44 34
Slovene 18 26 44 29 35 92
West Indian 18 21 25 0 2 11
Israeli 17 18 19 16 11 0
British West Indian 17 12 12 3 3 92
Cambodian 16 27 42 35 21 59
Laotian 16 13 117 15 226 151
Guyanese 15 4 6 8 9 0
Slavic 15 24 15 33 24 26
Mongolian 12 7 4 0 0 0
Ecuadorian 12 20 82 104 187 203
Macedonian 12 12 27 19 14 13
Australian 10 10 7 7 19 9
Other Asian, specified 9 13 13 0 0 278
Estonian 8 16 25 26 19 17
New Zealander 8 7 9 10 4 6
Bolivian 5 7 8 10 12 6
Cape Verdean 4 4 4 21 19 14
Zimbabwean 3 3 5 76 59 41
Barbadian 3 3 3 3 2 3
Carpatho Rusyn 2 0 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 .

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