Pennsylvania Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Pennsylvania Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 10,430,142 10,402,743 10,378,174 10,341,442 10,300,602
African American 1,403,143 1,410,563 1,417,611 1,423,319 1,430,664
German 1,214,777 1,172,106 1,124,614 1,069,908 1,014,729
Hispanic or Latino 815,538 843,164 874,833 905,156 935,216
Italian 571,822 553,624 535,172 514,757 487,913
American 570,858 542,577 518,171 505,608 489,761
Irish 556,034 533,590 512,948 490,854 467,825
Puerto Rican 422,154 431,155 438,964 452,100 463,341
Asian 392,595 401,979 417,525 427,892 436,324
Polish 266,763 259,812 252,128 243,928 235,111
Some Other Race 253,070 253,514 251,215 258,694 275,177
English 247,474 235,512 226,366 215,934 208,801
Mexican 141,431 146,348 151,690 152,537 155,969
Asian Indian 114,874 120,516 125,202 132,080 139,855
Chinese 100,019 100,926 106,291 107,310 108,538
Pennsylvania German 98,145 97,091 98,433 98,681 97,350
Dominican 81,799 88,559 99,345 108,862 118,140
Subsaharan African 78,522 82,233 88,136 91,952 98,165
Slovak 73,202 69,948 66,600 62,747 60,398
European 71,130 74,656 80,079 90,873 103,382
Russian 61,720 58,568 56,729 52,782 49,854
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 57,211 59,829 59,979 59,504 58,816
Scotch-Irish 52,127 49,966 49,525 48,117 47,379
Scottish 50,820 49,554 49,182 48,520 45,505
Ukrainian 48,724 48,149 46,937 46,700 45,412
African 47,540 48,049 52,238 56,625 58,851
Dutch 42,954 40,895 38,418 36,156 34,149
Korean 39,803 40,258 41,255 40,037 38,742
Total Arab 36,925 40,393 41,851 41,448 43,230
Hungarian 35,785 34,707 33,371 30,790 28,952
French 30,342 29,944 28,623 27,474 26,441
Welsh 29,427 28,375 27,559 26,046 25,069
Greek 26,893 25,940 25,288 25,267 24,776
Filipino 24,680 24,536 26,848 26,592 27,028
Swedish 23,891 22,415 22,481 21,172 19,422
Jamaican 23,568 24,048 25,185 24,228 23,843
All other Hispanic or Latino 21,409 23,795 24,675 26,806 28,710
Lithuanian 20,275 19,502 18,546 17,214 16,407
Cuban 19,358 19,842 21,623 23,409 23,274
Colombian 19,299 20,077 20,256 21,045 22,443
Eastern European 18,461 20,277 23,765 28,532 33,731
Haitian 18,026 20,549 20,244 20,875 20,052
Guatemalan 17,901 18,782 19,397 19,276 18,855
British 17,848 18,168 19,425 20,517 22,098
Swiss 17,823 18,073 17,240 17,713 17,755
Croatian 16,322 15,478 14,737 13,909 13,320
American Indian 15,417 16,059 16,599 15,789 15,236
Cambodian 14,671 14,708 13,823 12,758 12,509
Ecuadorian 12,811 12,695 13,183 13,487 14,985
Czech 12,295 11,540 10,976 10,160 9,636
Norwegian 11,855 12,156 11,891 11,517 11,806
Austrian 11,562 11,284 10,788 10,739 10,129
Honduran 11,284 12,092 13,209 13,091 12,660
Spaniard 11,164 11,308 11,685 11,797 11,653
Pakistani 10,976 11,310 12,024 12,580 12,562
Peruvian 10,730 11,525 11,274 11,783 11,259
Salvadoran 10,216 11,272 12,076 13,526 14,604
French Canadian 9,849 9,934 10,301 9,805 9,181
Czechoslovakian 8,559 8,360 8,105 8,017 7,807
Romanian 8,429 7,898 7,364 7,169 7,160
Albanian 8,215 8,099 7,745 8,355 8,551
Liberian 7,684 8,378 8,239 8,446 8,587
Spanish 7,592 7,630 6,861 6,340 5,690
Two or more Asian 7,417 8,122 8,536 9,260 9,624
Lebanese 7,392 7,466 7,250 6,410 6,289
Portuguese 7,256 7,173 7,192 7,224 7,300
Japanese 7,236 6,902 6,919 6,557 6,191
Nigerian 6,682 7,335 7,824 7,043 8,903
West Indian 6,576 5,957 5,548 5,780 6,631
Brazilian 6,467 7,280 8,030 9,020 8,787
Slavic 6,397 5,991 5,211 4,876 4,744
Syrian 6,097 6,618 6,839 6,963 7,628
Other Arab 5,930 6,666 6,495 6,643 6,896
Slovene 5,874 5,285 4,893 4,851 4,689
Yugoslavian 5,874 5,532 5,152 4,750 4,473
Serbian 5,847 5,468 4,929 4,966 5,077
Canadian 5,795 5,724 5,665 5,479 5,363
Turkish 5,618 5,888 6,125 6,246 6,130
Argentinean 5,534 5,354 5,836 5,986 6,380
Northern European 5,237 5,273 5,212 5,604 6,230
Arab 5,048 5,113 5,672 4,849 4,628
Egyptian 5,029 5,754 5,759 6,196 6,804
Nepalese 4,656 6,453 8,136 9,479 9,944
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 4,596 4,731 4,348 4,122 3,969
Iranian 4,529 4,773 4,751 5,061 5,276
Armenian 4,460 4,485 4,628 4,759 4,557
Other Subsaharan African 4,414 4,962 6,146 6,254 6,804
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 4,279 4,463 3,665 4,107 4,198
Bangladeshi 4,044 4,377 4,543 5,691 5,310
Moroccan 3,960 4,860 5,205 5,221 5,671
Danish 3,878 3,760 3,970 3,947 3,334
Chilean 3,866 3,553 3,880 4,052 4,145
Panamanian 3,847 4,094 4,266 4,858 4,810
Venezuelan 3,840 4,126 4,712 4,582 4,972
Other Asian, not specified 3,701 4,130 4,207 4,777 4,977
Ethiopian 3,216 3,795 3,717 4,277 4,427
Costa Rican 3,058 3,182 3,243 3,509 4,056
Nicaraguan 3,005 3,205 3,652 4,016 4,173
Scandinavian 2,944 2,897 2,982 3,504 4,054
Thai 2,708 2,580 2,753 2,619 2,929
Taiwanese 2,643 2,639 2,510 2,927 3,041
Ghanaian 2,534 2,506 2,791 3,011 3,712
Guyanese 2,523 2,492 2,817 3,227 2,931
Belgian 2,507 2,476 2,296 2,357 2,247
Burmese 2,400 1,858 1,725 2,006 2,243
Indonesian 2,395 2,387 2,681 2,776 3,260
Israeli 2,388 2,426 2,563 2,032 2,025
Laotian 2,340 2,516 2,697 3,380 2,998
Bulgarian 2,210 2,446 2,280 2,427 2,468
Finnish 2,209 2,062 1,812 1,814 1,786
Other South American 2,058 1,636 1,392 882 1,179
Bhutanese 2,034 2,256 2,166 2,305 3,229
Sudanese 1,774 1,459 1,350 989 1,394
Barbadian 1,738 1,766 1,838 1,612 1,607
Latvian 1,645 1,565 1,610 1,497 1,408
Palestinian 1,513 1,382 1,348 1,623 1,580
Uruguayan 1,314 1,149 1,479 1,066 1,320
British West Indian 1,279 1,345 1,327 1,279 1,247
Kenyan 1,216 1,518 1,731 1,533 1,943
Iraqi 1,206 1,671 2,385 2,770 2,692
Hmong 1,152 560 423 495 420
Carpatho Rusyn 1,047 901 855 896 826
Sri Lankan 1,043 1,258 1,344 1,090 1,169
Bolivian 989 929 994 905 1,023
South African 978 1,169 1,138 1,177 1,139
Australian 976 1,016 945 792 696
Afghan 958 1,215 1,266 1,567 1,280
Sierra Leonean 814 925 897 749 977
Jordanian 750 863 898 773 1,042
Celtic 746 693 827 712 708
Malaysian 652 725 651 676 507
Macedonian 625 704 614 702 630
Somali 524 768 744 702 502
Other Central American 402 390 699 731 931
Mongolian 379 322 504 460 481
Ugandan 369 403 307 353 196
Paraguayan 349 390 338 402 413
Belizean 335 356 396 470 330
Senegalese 303 390 386 335 235
Bahamian 300 415 569 569 558
United States Virgin Islander 295 231 164 214 288
Bermudan 268 221 218 207 173
Estonian 268 191 249 259 256
German Russian 266 212 180 167 81
Zimbabwean 243 258 324 235 278
Alaska Native tribes 238 285 160 220 279
Cape Verdean 231 318 304 223 217
Cajun 206 216 216 234 212
Alsatian 191 179 134 129 128
Basque 163 136 153 130 82
Icelander 161 199 278 246 313
Other West Indian 154 136 32 90 76
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 139 100 157 147 111
Maltese 139 122 106 102 276
New Zealander 139 77 111 160 199
Other Asian, specified 130 125 126 189 177
Spanish American 128 76 104 108 231
Cypriot 100 89 92 74 113
Dutch West Indian 76 74 110 58 42
Luxembourger 51 38 44 77 98
Soviet Union 41 46 82 143 168

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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