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 6 years. These start from the latest figures from the Census Bureau for , back to -5.

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 2020
White 5,695,147 5,712,958 5,720,209 5,722,660 5,717,617 5,643,436
African American 1,589,345 1,596,352 1,605,447 1,613,285 1,621,592 1,620,649
American 800,346 774,389 736,054 704,981 705,685 686,589
Hispanic or Latino 709,156 725,092 749,458 771,177 792,001 810,770
Asian 492,973 502,878 520,119 531,503 541,133 570,398
English 375,019 356,543 334,082 315,081 294,295 320,503
German 294,488 283,409 273,501 261,238 244,553 235,913
Irish 244,610 238,677 230,971 223,311 212,996 214,416
Some Other Race 183,124 190,972 200,265 208,464 223,794 240,542
Mexican 171,730 171,758 172,816 173,046 180,583 184,600
Salvadoran 153,060 152,541 162,803 168,136 170,670 167,997
Subsaharan African 144,627 144,928 152,727 161,490 168,152 166,932
Asian Indian 120,754 125,396 131,199 141,695 144,917 152,567
Italian 107,870 105,371 102,082 98,292 96,149 96,787
European 100,604 103,984 108,710 122,750 135,346 139,831
Puerto Rican 91,027 95,249 96,604 99,948 103,443 106,085
African 83,029 79,264 83,430 89,992 92,108 85,228
Filipino 72,616 72,606 72,676 73,260 72,758 74,741
Korean 70,813 69,101 72,115 71,695 71,673 75,038
Chinese 66,040 68,793 72,127 73,614 75,893 74,365
Scotch-Irish 65,194 64,346 62,724 60,485 55,895 51,839
Scottish 58,059 56,902 55,983 54,210 51,485 49,722
Total Arab 52,035 54,754 54,437 54,223 54,286 58,687
Polish 44,817 44,363 42,513 41,834 39,303 39,406
Honduran 38,571 45,066 46,011 49,241 49,622 47,322
Guatemalan 38,142 40,680 43,244 45,287 47,109 50,977
Bolivian 37,526 38,408 37,894 37,409 36,476 34,850
Peruvian 35,047 33,664 36,013 36,969 39,208 38,927
Pakistani 32,250 33,452 34,656 32,474 32,924 35,252
French 30,750 29,297 27,696 26,071 24,233 23,807
British 27,612 28,439 30,080 32,403 34,872 33,168
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 24,719 24,684 25,951 27,131 28,642 27,714
Ethiopian 23,860 26,378 29,888 29,630 31,439 32,542
Russian 20,250 19,092 18,639 17,771 16,920 16,895
All other Hispanic or Latino 19,466 20,743 23,290 26,070 27,912 34,631
Cuban 18,947 19,306 20,143 20,250 20,812 21,461
Dutch 18,638 17,191 17,008 15,923 14,968 12,957
Colombian 17,557 18,416 19,883 20,783 21,536 23,426
Iranian 16,948 17,375 17,300 16,714 15,555 15,480
American Indian 15,634 14,726 15,696 16,222 16,825 15,594
Norwegian 15,328 15,008 15,363 14,892 14,543 13,569
Greek 15,206 15,223 13,735 13,781 13,266 13,032
Spaniard 13,921 13,243 13,934 14,162 14,493 17,254
Swedish 13,156 12,907 12,357 11,910 11,488 10,213
French Canadian 13,049 12,948 12,449 12,054 11,498 10,627
Dominican 12,637 13,459 14,143 15,838 17,205 16,615
Ghanaian 12,281 11,778 12,386 13,597 14,188 14,817
Welsh 12,232 12,182 11,708 11,257 11,303 10,507
Afghan 11,657 13,776 15,391 17,079 19,588 18,635
Jamaican 11,508 11,248 11,891 11,785 12,789 12,647
Other Arab 11,490 12,686 13,422 13,308 12,297 12,693
Japanese 11,005 11,434 12,147 12,340 11,900 10,604
Two or more Asian 8,940 9,240 9,458 9,762 10,323 20,126
Arab 8,696 8,798 7,484 6,347 6,053 5,941
Panamanian 8,657 8,692 9,163 8,900 8,925 8,750
Egyptian 8,526 9,369 9,752 10,116 10,325 10,626
Ukrainian 8,379 9,027 8,766 8,569 8,541 8,551
Hungarian 8,250 8,450 8,363 8,002 7,498 6,884
Argentinean 8,242 9,007 8,922 8,295 7,648 7,387
Spanish 8,144 7,208 6,702 6,855 6,603 7,573
Nicaraguan 7,774 8,302 8,145 7,953 8,479 9,664
Ecuadorian 7,764 8,345 8,302 8,725 7,916 9,176
Thai 7,737 8,197 8,391 8,631 8,771 8,918
Eastern European 7,615 8,462 9,470 11,221 13,012 13,532
Nepalese 7,499 7,611 8,405 7,927 8,577 8,167
Cambodian 7,425 8,039 8,236 7,593 8,480 7,564
Bangladeshi 7,394 7,794 8,289 8,522 8,735 8,306
Lebanese 7,241 7,078 7,384 7,057 7,098 8,501
Northern European 7,093 7,531 8,237 9,006 11,021 10,318
Venezuelan 6,944 6,620 6,956 7,981 8,295 8,283
Canadian 6,918 6,426 5,959 5,573 5,161 5,383
Other Subsaharan African 6,204 5,336 5,336 5,365 6,131 8,447
Portuguese 6,007 6,070 5,219 5,793 5,843 5,631
Turkish 5,664 6,284 6,855 6,174 7,110 8,365
Moroccan 5,544 5,365 5,404 6,266 7,163 7,475
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 5,304 5,494 5,469 5,677 6,179 5,994
Czech 5,070 4,953 4,953 4,598 4,496 4,248
Other Asian, not specified 5,028 5,427 6,173 7,117 7,014 9,251
Slovak 4,891 4,580 4,304 4,577 4,446 4,010
Haitian 4,719 4,813 4,589 4,827 4,779 5,038
Romanian 4,710 4,431 4,639 4,594 4,460 4,288
Chilean 4,685 4,819 4,818 4,569 4,747 5,632
Nigerian 4,615 5,282 5,319 6,023 6,674 7,430
Swiss 4,491 4,288 4,257 4,043 4,280 4,032
Scandinavian 4,406 4,730 5,000 5,617 5,941 5,907
Danish 4,356 4,370 4,523 4,668 4,539 4,561
Lithuanian 3,994 3,650 3,485 3,610 3,308 3,313
Iraqi 3,900 4,729 4,952 4,839 4,868 5,160
Brazilian 3,708 3,726 4,005 4,058 4,640 4,547
Costa Rican 3,548 3,914 3,866 3,987 3,772 3,743
Sudanese 3,446 4,300 3,702 4,439 3,769 3,852
Palestinian 3,394 3,396 3,231 2,690 2,780 3,002
Austrian 3,372 3,473 3,590 3,477 3,234 3,300
Yugoslavian 3,166 3,033 3,259 2,954 2,872 2,841
Sierra Leonean 3,157 3,413 3,240 3,211 3,380 3,852
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 3,037 2,866 3,122 3,063 3,161 2,849
Somali 2,979 3,695 3,975 3,174 3,378 4,259
West Indian 2,908 2,750 3,061 3,839 3,934 3,558
Taiwanese 2,850 3,044 3,174 3,126 3,378 4,118
Laotian 2,787 3,191 3,143 3,124 3,577 4,092
Armenian 2,749 2,571 2,483 2,285 2,294 2,807
Bulgarian 2,545 2,332 2,237 2,194 1,930 2,217
Croatian 2,543 2,589 2,275 2,017 1,748 1,397
Czechoslovakian 2,330 2,114 2,274 2,097 2,076 1,825
Mongolian 2,266 2,419 2,333 2,338 2,200 2,012
Finnish 2,232 2,132 2,198 2,031 2,106 1,997
Uruguayan 2,141 2,214 2,278 2,326 2,148 2,072
Belgian 1,859 1,803 1,839 1,685 1,986 1,622
Sri Lankan 1,837 1,618 1,695 1,564 1,485 2,009
Jordanian 1,817 1,445 1,251 1,914 2,143 3,495
Albanian 1,694 1,778 1,633 1,664 1,599 1,882
Indonesian 1,635 1,562 1,692 1,743 1,757 1,988
Pennsylvania German 1,605 1,726 1,795 1,690 1,829 2,016
Burmese 1,595 1,557 1,611 1,857 2,231 2,058
Serbian 1,577 1,423 1,422 1,606 1,474 1,270
Other Central American 1,468 1,602 1,568 2,042 1,583 1,283
Slavic 1,468 1,555 1,427 1,378 1,112 1,158
Kenyan 1,435 1,481 1,733 2,141 2,437 1,945
Syrian 1,427 1,888 1,557 1,686 1,559 1,794
Israeli 1,373 1,428 1,426 1,644 1,114 1,010
Australian 1,202 1,045 887 695 831 696
Guyanese 1,145 1,303 1,244 1,393 1,268 992
Paraguayan 1,029 899 793 890 1,217 1,636
South African 1,004 1,152 1,083 1,007 826 838
Liberian 942 1,165 1,162 1,360 1,759 1,733
Slovene 849 785 803 771 701 577
Other South American 838 604 770 994 1,063 1,010
Bhutanese 804 939 1,619 1,732 1,185 717
Latvian 779 793 812 1,059 1,041 950
British West Indian 702 712 801 830 954 982
Barbadian 603 726 692 851 940 1,013
Malaysian 578 815 832 813 895 656
Icelander 549 482 511 540 453 616
Zimbabwean 483 335 242 203 282 183
Senegalese 482 558 268 167 347 495
Celtic 465 567 644 560 597 807
Cape Verdean 431 468 572 546 566 534
German Russian 419 286 222 195 257 149
Estonian 418 425 410 315 368 302
Alaska Native tribes 404 472 508 520 363 239
Cajun 395 400 314 328 353 473
Belizean 353 442 652 593 569 440
Hmong 343 387 229 320 311 280
Bahamian 331 500 452 475 453 414
United States Virgin Islander 331 363 446 533 722 442
Spanish American 291 333 397 521 536 416
Ugandan 279 323 391 635 868 777
Cypriot 267 242 228 143 190 226
Basque 247 227 321 333 314 259
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 232 218 145 160 87 93
New Zealander 221 209 243 219 190 189
Macedonian 206 210 171 208 247 411
Alsatian 123 139 111 76 109 99
Carpatho Rusyn 118 128 84 69 74 59
Maltese 109 120 131 104 110 104
Other West Indian 107 128 152 159 127 71
Luxembourger 85 144 121 144 138 128
Dutch West Indian 74 92 63 91 87 104
Other Asian, specified 47 82 81 84 123 6,204
Bermudan 46 44 30 85 127 156
Soviet Union 3 16 19 21 18 17
Okinawan 2 0 0 12 10 12

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 .

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