Texas Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Texas Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 19,874,610 20,174,403 20,459,525 20,720,689 20,903,375
Hispanic or Latino 10,196,367 10,413,150 10,673,909 10,921,556 11,116,881
Mexican 8,886,716 9,060,076 9,238,067 9,394,506 9,502,159
African American 3,152,917 3,221,133 3,286,950 3,365,783 3,428,211
Some Other Race 1,585,866 1,561,683 1,580,393 1,600,234 1,643,869
American 1,312,242 1,305,133 1,300,926 1,320,119 1,326,396
Asian 1,124,011 1,175,423 1,236,852 1,308,257 1,357,273
German 937,334 908,045 876,875 841,631 798,384
English 683,114 662,713 635,802 602,348 577,319
Irish 545,739 540,407 526,118 504,015 481,515
Asian Indian 309,002 331,510 358,002 391,376 420,383
Salvadoran 280,295 287,030 305,739 320,316 328,905
All other Hispanic or Latino 238,723 240,813 254,943 270,096 300,302
Subsaharan African 233,694 254,579 272,862 299,164 319,699
Chinese 176,763 183,162 188,957 196,255 202,240
European 175,883 190,357 212,753 248,128 291,307
Italian 170,579 167,633 163,539 158,668 153,612
Puerto Rican 163,417 174,369 182,364 194,939 205,087
Scottish 137,384 138,274 138,609 135,471 130,181
French 134,035 129,216 125,349 117,427 111,229
African 127,403 131,744 132,615 144,213 154,543
Scotch-Irish 120,432 119,883 117,387 114,286 109,408
Filipino 118,880 122,973 128,030 131,225 134,348
Honduran 115,730 121,957 131,262 144,852 156,000
Polish 97,720 95,796 93,489 92,082 91,121
Spaniard 85,021 86,840 91,945 92,318 91,515
Guatemalan 84,137 87,597 93,336 99,806 104,447
American Indian 78,197 77,374 79,419 82,475 86,658
Czech 77,327 76,617 75,674 72,174 68,755
Total Arab 77,000 81,316 88,070 93,598 100,554
Korean 71,979 70,883 71,772 73,774 74,568
Colombian 62,402 64,258 67,136 72,936 77,221
Cuban 60,461 67,656 73,735 83,213 89,587
Pakistani 58,374 64,706 71,926 74,712 74,167
British 54,086 55,609 58,672 64,776 70,520
Nigerian 52,441 59,314 67,940 74,816 82,746
Norwegian 49,688 48,241 48,568 46,977 46,295
Dutch 47,466 48,706 48,498 45,923 43,987
Spanish 46,416 44,804 45,718 47,746 47,923
Swedish 42,251 40,860 38,875 37,830 35,535
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 40,604 43,001 42,967 45,653 47,923
French Canadian 34,632 33,905 33,846 33,666 33,230
Russian 32,773 31,532 31,445 31,494 30,518
Iranian 29,354 28,957 29,910 31,221 32,232
Venezuelan 29,111 31,493 36,963 42,725 49,417
Peruvian 26,390 27,158 29,406 30,363 30,641
Nicaraguan 25,015 24,222 24,907 25,441 25,324
Welsh 24,417 23,789 24,595 24,020 23,692
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 21,655 22,248 23,531 23,672 25,292
Japanese 20,260 21,211 20,807 22,189 22,626
Greek 18,784 18,764 18,226 18,419 18,084
Canadian 18,584 17,377 18,020 18,072 17,977
Two or more Asian 17,731 18,933 20,377 21,651 23,403
Argentinean 17,553 17,506 17,085 16,475 17,105
Dominican 16,779 17,829 19,692 21,800 23,114
Ethiopian 16,695 19,248 20,703 22,104 23,005
Panamanian 16,051 16,953 18,156 19,218 19,780
Lebanese 15,781 16,022 16,574 17,333 17,338
Burmese 14,770 15,640 16,331 17,348 17,725
Thai 14,518 13,545 14,024 13,785 13,561
Jamaican 14,441 15,694 15,562 17,110 18,492
Danish 13,794 13,459 13,022 12,342 12,434
Cambodian 13,549 13,852 15,100 15,912 14,911
Arab 13,438 13,722 13,080 13,568 13,648
Laotian 13,297 14,801 14,124 14,889 15,384
Other Arab 13,076 15,110 16,586 16,505 21,054
Ecuadorian 12,715 13,306 13,009 13,208 14,828
Hungarian 12,700 13,054 12,503 11,794 11,679
Taiwanese 12,324 12,741 12,908 13,893 14,585
Nepalese 12,190 14,899 16,725 19,096 21,342
Other Subsaharan African 12,147 14,668 16,504 19,020 20,337
Portuguese 11,451 11,237 10,636 11,323 11,463
Cajun 11,067 11,034 10,710 10,520 10,408
Ukrainian 10,730 10,557 9,835 9,775 10,251
Other Asian, not specified 10,663 10,456 10,813 13,615 13,822
Brazilian 10,547 11,002 11,603 12,246 12,388
Czechoslovakian 10,495 10,172 9,941 9,899 9,799
Scandinavian 10,461 11,183 12,107 13,836 15,347
Northern European 9,823 10,014 11,681 14,325 16,973
Turkish 8,705 8,408 8,051 9,453 9,061
Bangladeshi 8,593 9,561 9,874 10,745 11,170
Romanian 8,303 9,283 9,234 9,398 10,194
Eastern European 8,242 9,129 11,579 14,171 17,746
Iraqi 7,914 9,350 12,203 13,701 15,096
Swiss 7,877 8,179 8,062 7,920 7,673
Costa Rican 7,518 7,473 7,749 8,803 9,128
Jordanian 7,378 6,706 5,843 6,651 6,436
Chilean 7,038 6,650 6,330 7,031 7,660
Egyptian 6,844 7,677 8,549 9,027 10,668
Kenyan 6,495 7,799 9,782 11,787 11,933
Austrian 6,347 5,907 5,584 5,311 5,354
Yugoslavian 5,961 5,918 5,849 5,445 5,596
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 5,906 6,575 6,496 6,758 6,300
Bolivian 5,829 6,040 6,348 6,536 6,579
Palestinian 5,239 5,468 6,119 7,787 7,725
Syrian 5,200 4,744 5,902 5,746 5,200
West Indian 5,188 5,564 5,302 4,877 4,656
Finnish 4,933 5,214 5,213 5,648 5,768
Belgian 4,883 4,458 4,430 4,561 4,309
Indonesian 4,862 5,025 4,834 5,441 5,711
Lithuanian 4,685 4,393 4,352 4,431 4,615
Haitian 4,421 4,748 5,255 6,184 6,501
Slovak 4,019 3,690 3,531 3,783 3,718
Croatian 3,868 3,789 3,897 3,696 3,785
Ghanaian 3,780 4,542 5,495 6,293 6,424
Sri Lankan 3,702 4,402 4,374 4,857 5,071
South African 3,645 3,640 3,822 3,569 3,621
Somali 3,600 4,373 5,228 5,187 3,999
Armenian 3,566 3,629 3,806 4,247 3,974
Australian 3,459 3,824 3,999 4,032 3,984
Other Central American 3,289 3,143 4,214 3,753 3,692
Sudanese 3,275 3,822 5,169 6,188 5,759
Albanian 2,994 2,743 3,944 3,816 4,178
Dutch West Indian 2,992 2,611 2,105 1,916 1,572
Pennsylvania German 2,904 2,624 2,147 2,248 2,619
Bulgarian 2,692 2,599 2,754 3,107 2,956
Afghan 2,632 2,904 4,363 6,251 6,906
Belizean 2,504 2,529 2,655 2,910 3,431
British West Indian 2,408 2,581 2,530 2,840 2,889
Israeli 2,268 3,253 3,255 3,054 3,377
Serbian 2,160 2,278 2,792 2,656 2,924
Moroccan 2,130 2,517 3,214 3,280 3,389
Bhutanese 1,925 1,605 1,421 1,365 1,168
Uruguayan 1,858 2,213 2,317 2,658 3,377
Celtic 1,816 1,681 1,761 1,720 1,766
Guyanese 1,782 2,135 2,380 2,306 1,809
Liberian 1,620 2,337 2,658 2,956 3,874
Spanish American 1,586 1,550 1,373 1,100 1,280
Slovene 1,565 1,816 1,938 1,755 1,752
Slavic 1,562 1,493 1,472 1,534 1,425
Other South American 1,518 1,410 1,328 965 817
Malaysian 1,516 1,501 1,558 1,591 1,678
Basque 1,260 1,204 1,210 926 960
Bahamian 1,083 593 649 726 1,637
Latvian 1,074 956 882 945 814
Alsatian 1,026 1,069 1,063 816 772
Barbadian 923 1,360 1,531 1,540 1,612
Icelander 840 731 703 624 618
Zimbabwean 817 858 763 893 957
Paraguayan 799 804 787 752 993
Hmong 773 989 1,154 1,484 1,611
Sierra Leonean 730 865 903 882 947
New Zealander 726 826 698 732 741
Macedonian 626 454 426 463 364
Alaska Native tribes 611 692 778 837 930
Cape Verdean 515 493 337 227 199
United States Virgin Islander 447 561 550 380 450
German Russian 410 413 760 660 728
Other Asian, specified 389 446 516 512 690
Ugandan 387 647 650 801 868
Maltese 372 402 338 333 256
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 307 540 409 443 427
Luxembourger 304 324 336 360 352
Estonian 284 226 264 362 293
Other West Indian 259 154 252 332 281
Cypriot 164 159 149 189 189
Senegalese 144 229 293 228 487
Mongolian 58 38 55 232 269
Bermudan 32 31 80 80 102
Carpatho Rusyn 28 64 79 86 119
Okinawan 12 20 21 30 74
Soviet Union 7 7 48 166 190

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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