South Dakota Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

South Dakota Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 716,691 721,410 724,430 730,062 733,719
German 152,515 146,291 143,458 137,878 131,296
American Indian 66,566 67,655 65,065 64,442 63,792
Norwegian 41,964 42,369 41,429 40,094 38,202
American 29,328 29,540 28,935 28,747 29,095
Hispanic or Latino 27,914 29,187 29,901 31,995 33,024
Irish 20,696 19,863 19,255 18,056 17,291
Mexican 18,242 18,918 20,228 21,229 21,212
Dutch 15,870 14,541 14,201 13,042 12,762
African American 13,133 14,078 14,698 16,241 17,531
English 12,423 12,292 11,625 11,396 11,078
Asian 10,152 11,351 11,693 12,660 12,627
Some Other Race 7,940 7,480 6,687 6,613 7,230
Swedish 6,275 6,111 6,153 6,165 5,631
Czech 5,733 5,678 5,556 5,642 5,667
European 5,330 5,101 5,755 6,468 7,707
Danish 4,404 4,337 4,126 3,701 3,871
Subsaharan African 3,975 5,006 5,079 5,646 7,056
Italian 3,655 3,386 3,479 3,068 2,741
Polish 3,147 3,549 3,653 3,682 3,284
Scandinavian 3,046 3,425 3,427 4,299 4,312
French 2,923 2,719 2,657 2,606 2,431
Guatemalan 2,424 2,253 1,772 1,861 2,423
Scottish 2,370 2,269 2,450 2,575 2,434
Chinese 1,736 2,131 1,851 1,772 1,687
Puerto Rican 1,730 1,917 1,892 2,439 2,337
African 1,659 1,762 1,927 1,597 2,141
Burmese 1,548 1,732 2,152 2,026 1,607
Finnish 1,516 1,489 1,381 1,410 1,396
French Canadian 1,490 1,379 1,312 1,124 1,096
Scotch-Irish 1,420 1,207 1,215 1,273 1,161
Filipino 1,326 1,396 1,340 1,614 1,426
Ethiopian 1,212 1,418 1,352 1,932 2,184
Asian Indian 1,180 1,055 1,233 1,758 1,736
Russian 1,172 877 890 792 782
All other Hispanic or Latino 1,091 1,132 1,085 1,125 1,287
Ukrainian 1,068 984 1,026 957 944
Salvadoran 1,058 1,451 1,514 1,373 1,582
Korean 1,028 1,007 1,084 1,104 1,220
Welsh 795 738 670 550 568
British 791 769 712 913 882
Total Arab 739 746 815 901 951
Spaniard 731 763 625 738 719
Northern European 695 907 912 1,048 1,295
Thai 687 563 453 563 766
Swiss 651 687 750 586 483
Czechoslovakian 639 612 600 640 617
Yugoslavian 622 739 471 433 361
Belgian 622 533 659 663 644
Laotian 436 555 601 409 485
Cuban 413 603 442 352 464
Peruvian 401 317 321 249 296
Hungarian 396 396 333 404 444
Greek 351 373 349 386 326
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 332 313 381 293 504
Nicaraguan 325 152 89 126 148
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 322 305 341 541 544
Canadian 316 353 373 362 388
Bhutanese 311 377 468 487 352
Spanish 307 342 432 629 635
Nepalese 286 341 228 532 607
Luxembourger 272 231 232 193 151
Sudanese 259 362 275 489 606
Slovak 255 222 201 172 111
Dominican 249 182 311 503 446
Croatian 244 251 243 288 301
Other Asian, not specified 233 381 301 374 372
Somali 233 445 371 520 620
Austrian 232 323 297 365 418
Portuguese 227 129 225 211 236
Panamanian 209 367 212 249 314
Arab 208 173 177 101 187
Honduran 196 216 216 253 281
Pennsylvania German 189 168 218 251 288
Liberian 188 496 510 338 556
Other Subsaharan African 178 285 363 460 657
Japanese 161 253 281 354 388
Romanian 161 126 118 150 187
Afghan 159 173 145 58 218
Colombian 152 154 195 179 168
Pakistani 149 105 124 117 234
Two or more Asian 146 273 389 582 554
German Russian 143 105 142 162 183
Cambodian 128 121 117 32 111
Jamaican 121 133 102 115 152
Syrian 119 115 165 151 51
Venezuelan 119 69 103 23 72
Iraqi 118 141 82 66 175
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 111 88 124 81 31
Brazilian 110 148 124 131 73
Lebanese 109 120 118 121 123
Alaska Native tribes 96 76 32 60 58
Celtic 96 90 125 122 138
Other Arab 86 134 195 316 276
Latvian 84 98 106 147 9
South African 80 101 83 91 71
Armenian 77 81 63 28 18
Other Central American 73 50 39 43 10
Australian 68 26 41 45 16
Eastern European 65 119 173 295 297
Lithuanian 64 75 69 56 69
Slovene 58 40 50 63 63
Nigerian 56 59 69 72 60
Kenyan 54 63 78 63 36
Haitian 53 52 66 87 143
Moroccan 53 44 41 31 26
Slavic 45 31 15 17 14
Bolivian 44 54 36 77 81
Indonesian 44 65 72 56 39
Chilean 42 71 96 132 127
Sri Lankan 38 30 43 22 5
Icelander 38 41 43 23 25
Albanian 38 35 36 59 25
Egyptian 38 10 26 88 67
Ugandan 37 13 12 36 29
Spanish American 34 0 0 0 0
Costa Rican 28 40 84 153 162
Iranian 28 28 40 39 40
Other South American 25 23 17 23 22
Hmong 24 23 18 28 21
West Indian 23 21 30 240 199
Zimbabwean 18 0 0 0 0
New Zealander 17 16 4 5 5
Serbian 14 18 18 72 110
Taiwanese 14 12 15 10 1
Argentinean 13 86 115 118 98
Bulgarian 12 15 20 16 17
Guyanese 12 12 5 5 0
Cajun 11 72 65 58 51
British West Indian 9 0 0 0 0
Other Asian, specified 8 0 0 0 0
Basque 8 22 62 81 107
Palestinian 8 9 11 13 32
Mongolian 6 6 5 8 0
Israeli 5 0 0 0 0
Bangladeshi 5 41 43 44 45
Barbadian 5 5 5 0 0
Ecuadorian 5 22 60 96 114
Turkish 3 44 55 100 72
Paraguayan 3 5 17 25 26
Ghanaian 1 2 39 48 96
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 1 1 0 0 0
Alsatian 1 1 2 2 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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