Virginia Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Virginia Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 5,695,147 5,712,958 5,720,209 5,722,660 5,717,617
African American 1,589,345 1,596,352 1,605,447 1,613,285 1,621,592
American 800,346 774,389 736,054 704,981 705,685
Hispanic or Latino 709,156 725,092 749,458 771,177 792,001
Asian 492,973 502,878 520,119 531,503 541,133
English 375,019 356,543 334,082 315,081 294,295
German 294,488 283,409 273,501 261,238 244,553
Irish 244,610 238,677 230,971 223,311 212,996
Some Other Race 183,124 190,972 200,265 208,464 223,794
Mexican 171,730 171,758 172,816 173,046 180,583
Salvadoran 153,060 152,541 162,803 168,136 170,670
Subsaharan African 144,627 144,928 152,727 161,490 168,152
Asian Indian 120,754 125,396 131,199 141,695 144,917
Italian 107,870 105,371 102,082 98,292 96,149
European 100,604 103,984 108,710 122,750 135,346
Puerto Rican 91,027 95,249 96,604 99,948 103,443
African 83,029 79,264 83,430 89,992 92,108
Filipino 72,616 72,606 72,676 73,260 72,758
Korean 70,813 69,101 72,115 71,695 71,673
Chinese 66,040 68,793 72,127 73,614 75,893
Scotch-Irish 65,194 64,346 62,724 60,485 55,895
Scottish 58,059 56,902 55,983 54,210 51,485
Total Arab 52,035 54,754 54,437 54,223 54,286
Polish 44,817 44,363 42,513 41,834 39,303
Honduran 38,571 45,066 46,011 49,241 49,622
Guatemalan 38,142 40,680 43,244 45,287 47,109
Bolivian 37,526 38,408 37,894 37,409 36,476
Peruvian 35,047 33,664 36,013 36,969 39,208
Pakistani 32,250 33,452 34,656 32,474 32,924
French 30,750 29,297 27,696 26,071 24,233
British 27,612 28,439 30,080 32,403 34,872
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 24,719 24,684 25,951 27,131 28,642
Ethiopian 23,860 26,378 29,888 29,630 31,439
Russian 20,250 19,092 18,639 17,771 16,920
All other Hispanic or Latino 19,466 20,743 23,290 26,070 27,912
Cuban 18,947 19,306 20,143 20,250 20,812
Dutch 18,638 17,191 17,008 15,923 14,968
Colombian 17,557 18,416 19,883 20,783 21,536
Iranian 16,948 17,375 17,300 16,714 15,555
American Indian 15,634 14,726 15,696 16,222 16,825
Norwegian 15,328 15,008 15,363 14,892 14,543
Greek 15,206 15,223 13,735 13,781 13,266
Spaniard 13,921 13,243 13,934 14,162 14,493
Swedish 13,156 12,907 12,357 11,910 11,488
French Canadian 13,049 12,948 12,449 12,054 11,498
Dominican 12,637 13,459 14,143 15,838 17,205
Ghanaian 12,281 11,778 12,386 13,597 14,188
Welsh 12,232 12,182 11,708 11,257 11,303
Afghan 11,657 13,776 15,391 17,079 19,588
Jamaican 11,508 11,248 11,891 11,785 12,789
Other Arab 11,490 12,686 13,422 13,308 12,297
Japanese 11,005 11,434 12,147 12,340 11,900
Two or more Asian 8,940 9,240 9,458 9,762 10,323
Arab 8,696 8,798 7,484 6,347 6,053
Panamanian 8,657 8,692 9,163 8,900 8,925
Egyptian 8,526 9,369 9,752 10,116 10,325
Ukrainian 8,379 9,027 8,766 8,569 8,541
Hungarian 8,250 8,450 8,363 8,002 7,498
Argentinean 8,242 9,007 8,922 8,295 7,648
Spanish 8,144 7,208 6,702 6,855 6,603
Nicaraguan 7,774 8,302 8,145 7,953 8,479
Ecuadorian 7,764 8,345 8,302 8,725 7,916
Thai 7,737 8,197 8,391 8,631 8,771
Eastern European 7,615 8,462 9,470 11,221 13,012
Nepalese 7,499 7,611 8,405 7,927 8,577
Cambodian 7,425 8,039 8,236 7,593 8,480
Bangladeshi 7,394 7,794 8,289 8,522 8,735
Lebanese 7,241 7,078 7,384 7,057 7,098
Northern European 7,093 7,531 8,237 9,006 11,021
Venezuelan 6,944 6,620 6,956 7,981 8,295
Canadian 6,918 6,426 5,959 5,573 5,161
Other Subsaharan African 6,204 5,336 5,336 5,365 6,131
Portuguese 6,007 6,070 5,219 5,793 5,843
Turkish 5,664 6,284 6,855 6,174 7,110
Moroccan 5,544 5,365 5,404 6,266 7,163
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 5,304 5,494 5,469 5,677 6,179
Czech 5,070 4,953 4,953 4,598 4,496
Other Asian, not specified 5,028 5,427 6,173 7,117 7,014
Slovak 4,891 4,580 4,304 4,577 4,446
Haitian 4,719 4,813 4,589 4,827 4,779
Romanian 4,710 4,431 4,639 4,594 4,460
Chilean 4,685 4,819 4,818 4,569 4,747
Nigerian 4,615 5,282 5,319 6,023 6,674
Swiss 4,491 4,288 4,257 4,043 4,280
Scandinavian 4,406 4,730 5,000 5,617 5,941
Danish 4,356 4,370 4,523 4,668 4,539
Lithuanian 3,994 3,650 3,485 3,610 3,308
Iraqi 3,900 4,729 4,952 4,839 4,868
Brazilian 3,708 3,726 4,005 4,058 4,640
Costa Rican 3,548 3,914 3,866 3,987 3,772
Sudanese 3,446 4,300 3,702 4,439 3,769
Palestinian 3,394 3,396 3,231 2,690 2,780
Austrian 3,372 3,473 3,590 3,477 3,234
Yugoslavian 3,166 3,033 3,259 2,954 2,872
Sierra Leonean 3,157 3,413 3,240 3,211 3,380
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 3,037 2,866 3,122 3,063 3,161
Somali 2,979 3,695 3,975 3,174 3,378
West Indian 2,908 2,750 3,061 3,839 3,934
Taiwanese 2,850 3,044 3,174 3,126 3,378
Laotian 2,787 3,191 3,143 3,124 3,577
Armenian 2,749 2,571 2,483 2,285 2,294
Bulgarian 2,545 2,332 2,237 2,194 1,930
Croatian 2,543 2,589 2,275 2,017 1,748
Czechoslovakian 2,330 2,114 2,274 2,097 2,076
Mongolian 2,266 2,419 2,333 2,338 2,200
Finnish 2,232 2,132 2,198 2,031 2,106
Uruguayan 2,141 2,214 2,278 2,326 2,148
Belgian 1,859 1,803 1,839 1,685 1,986
Sri Lankan 1,837 1,618 1,695 1,564 1,485
Jordanian 1,817 1,445 1,251 1,914 2,143
Albanian 1,694 1,778 1,633 1,664 1,599
Indonesian 1,635 1,562 1,692 1,743 1,757
Pennsylvania German 1,605 1,726 1,795 1,690 1,829
Burmese 1,595 1,557 1,611 1,857 2,231
Serbian 1,577 1,423 1,422 1,606 1,474
Other Central American 1,468 1,602 1,568 2,042 1,583
Slavic 1,468 1,555 1,427 1,378 1,112
Kenyan 1,435 1,481 1,733 2,141 2,437
Syrian 1,427 1,888 1,557 1,686 1,559
Israeli 1,373 1,428 1,426 1,644 1,114
Australian 1,202 1,045 887 695 831
Guyanese 1,145 1,303 1,244 1,393 1,268
Paraguayan 1,029 899 793 890 1,217
South African 1,004 1,152 1,083 1,007 826
Liberian 942 1,165 1,162 1,360 1,759
Slovene 849 785 803 771 701
Other South American 838 604 770 994 1,063
Bhutanese 804 939 1,619 1,732 1,185
Latvian 779 793 812 1,059 1,041
British West Indian 702 712 801 830 954
Barbadian 603 726 692 851 940
Malaysian 578 815 832 813 895
Icelander 549 482 511 540 453
Zimbabwean 483 335 242 203 282
Senegalese 482 558 268 167 347
Celtic 465 567 644 560 597
Cape Verdean 431 468 572 546 566
German Russian 419 286 222 195 257
Estonian 418 425 410 315 368
Alaska Native tribes 404 472 508 520 363
Cajun 395 400 314 328 353
Belizean 353 442 652 593 569
Hmong 343 387 229 320 311
United States Virgin Islander 331 363 446 533 722
Bahamian 331 500 452 475 453
Spanish American 291 333 397 521 536
Ugandan 279 323 391 635 868
Cypriot 267 242 228 143 190
Basque 247 227 321 333 314
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 232 218 145 160 87
New Zealander 221 209 243 219 190
Macedonian 206 210 171 208 247
Alsatian 123 139 111 76 109
Carpatho Rusyn 118 128 84 69 74
Maltese 109 120 131 104 110
Other West Indian 107 128 152 159 127
Luxembourger 85 144 121 144 138
Dutch West Indian 74 92 63 91 87
Other Asian, specified 47 82 81 84 123
Bermudan 46 44 30 85 127
Soviet Union 3 16 19 21 18
Okinawan 2 0 0 12 10

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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