Puerto Rico Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

Below, we'll show you the full list of different ancestries reported in Puerto Rico for the past 6 years. These start from the latest figures from the Census Bureau for 2020, 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.

Puerto Rico Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Hispanic or Latino 3,547,288 3,492,166 3,432,611 3,349,340 3,275,919 3,212,625
Puerto Rican 3,433,356 3,381,643 3,324,030 3,246,054 3,175,779 3,112,760
White 2,495,997 2,448,085 2,389,446 2,283,720 2,188,014 1,952,451
Some Other Race 431,443 474,879 511,785 547,254 554,764 608,067
African American 301,519 320,087 338,939 365,010 386,676 367,906
Dominican 63,647 61,486 59,697 57,841 56,883 54,137
American 40,629 41,409 40,782 39,521 38,667 36,782
Cuban 15,215 14,405 14,187 13,178 12,409 12,151
Mexican 12,327 12,419 11,987 10,834 9,618 8,708
Asian 10,159 9,574 7,789 6,684 6,237 5,882
Asian Indian 6,832 6,271 4,630 3,800 3,233 3,281
American Indian 6,085 5,598 4,891 3,692 2,866 2,349
Colombian 4,085 4,154 4,493 4,481 4,679 5,233
Spaniard 3,968 4,109 3,792 3,269 2,951 4,573
All other Hispanic or Latino 2,923 2,982 3,492 3,181 3,236 4,175
Venezuelan 2,877 2,804 2,743 2,498 2,633 3,174
Italian 1,938 1,883 1,818 1,689 1,527 1,310
Chinese 1,624 1,732 1,757 1,722 1,845 1,905
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 1,580 1,426 1,496 1,497 1,354 1,264
Total Arab 1,347 1,330 1,241 1,188 1,072 1,301
Argentinean 1,323 1,225 1,234 1,159 977 904
Panamanian 1,321 1,031 890 705 616 699
Peruvian 1,304 1,388 1,728 1,519 1,510 1,538
Ecuadorian 1,123 985 875 800 857 1,015
French 885 744 763 627 602 577
Subsaharan African 864 969 971 1,129 1,163 1,265
Salvadoran 798 769 657 485 467 404
African 785 887 889 1,054 1,108 1,193
German 761 769 776 636 695 600
Indonesian 628 527 428 431 360 119
Palestinian 580 438 410 334 323 521
Guatemalan 562 576 612 584 491 390
Costa Rican 548 413 570 679 670 865
Honduran 509 459 404 671 761 646
Nicaraguan 496 459 387 395 302 307
Chilean 431 420 308 493 448 400
West Indian 393 341 368 326 405 425
Arab 390 476 457 520 507 560
Irish 321 235 305 249 213 225
Haitian 298 289 292 387 361 266
United States Virgin Islander 261 175 153 169 87 51
European 246 311 361 510 568 739
English 229 194 196 219 266 296
Brazilian 221 345 298 347 415 430
British West Indian 207 245 322 337 281 345
Uruguayan 205 199 224 227 302 267
Japanese 189 210 120 79 82 59
Filipino 157 153 117 63 94 91
Lebanese 154 215 252 238 150 142
Polish 149 165 151 114 123 136
Other Asian, not specified 145 148 220 160 171 189
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 144 120 73 45 32 0
Other West Indian 140 114 102 67 68 42
French Canadian 135 131 105 118 96 77
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 129 182 136 303 269 258
Canadian 125 169 176 96 68 72
Jordanian 123 142 24 17 21 25
Romanian 118 103 108 102 71 40
Russian 118 126 121 134 133 79
Spanish 117 92 114 88 97 82
Bolivian 112 101 149 140 134 98
Portuguese 98 79 44 45 104 98
Ukrainian 90 38 34 47 58 62
Korean 84 72 79 74 119 112
Guyanese 82 0 0 9 11 12
Israeli 67 65 65 45 73 55
Dutch West Indian 67 71 86 57 58 64
Scottish 64 73 79 39 73 68
Moroccan 47 21 23 0 0 0
Jamaican 47 49 36 40 19 27
Egyptian 46 31 12 11 8 9
Basque 39 54 57 31 15 16
South African 38 38 45 43 6 8
British 37 38 77 132 104 176
Lithuanian 33 33 62 38 39 43
Taiwanese 32 33 32 35 38 0
Hungarian 30 26 35 31 31 36
Norwegian 27 15 16 17 14 22
Nepalese 26 24 4 5 0 0
Thai 26 0 0 0 0 0
Other Central American 23 0 0 0 0 0
Barbadian 23 22 64 69 43 44
Armenian 22 24 25 7 0 0
Bulgarian 22 0 0 0 10 10
Dutch 22 54 68 77 135 115
Belgian 21 21 0 0 0 0
Croatian 18 19 19 0 0 0
Finnish 17 16 18 18 10 0
Danish 16 5 6 5 6 7
Turkish 16 16 16 19 0 0
Welsh 15 0 0 0 0 0
Yugoslavian 14 14 15 17 0 0
Northern European 13 22 23 24 9 9
Nigerian 13 0 0 0 0 0
Scotch-Irish 12 12 24 39 38 29
Ghanaian 12 12 11 12 12 0
Mongolian 10 0 0 0 0 0
Two or more Asian 10 28 26 43 40 48
Other South American 10 20 20 20 21 8
Estonian 9 9 12 13 0 0
Other Subsaharan African 9 14 7 11 11 21
Spanish American 8 8 0 0 0 0
Greek 8 8 9 8 16 28
Other Arab 7 7 9 10 10 0
Icelander 7 6 0 0 0 0
Ethiopian 7 8 9 0 0 0
Iranian 6 30 25 41 39 40
Slavic 5 6 5 6 6 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 2020.

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