Washington Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Washington Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
White 5,434,177 5,470,566 5,500,837 5,545,997 5,581,128 5,523,881
Hispanic or Latino 835,488 854,275 882,108 911,573 937,579 971,522
Mexican 674,493 687,634 708,467 728,208 746,242 760,663
Asian 535,501 552,032 578,822 607,429 631,333 662,902
German 357,624 344,842 335,476 321,222 298,378 287,180
American 282,857 269,218 254,926 242,570 236,567 226,114
Some Other Race 264,432 276,959 293,007 311,170 333,038 360,578
African American 253,224 256,990 261,743 269,854 281,683 290,245
English 204,243 198,033 191,741 182,044 173,066 194,883
Irish 182,530 178,387 173,344 168,242 160,876 157,324
Norwegian 128,534 127,372 123,551 120,304 113,960 108,011
European 126,281 133,808 144,033 158,978 177,900 180,346
Chinese 108,503 112,040 118,470 127,198 136,075 141,865
Filipino 93,143 95,420 99,712 104,109 106,492 108,159
Asian Indian 79,491 88,139 96,379 106,268 113,382 127,282
American Indian 73,156 73,719 74,278 74,474 73,666 71,155
Italian 71,679 71,510 69,620 67,922 66,136 65,933
Korean 62,568 62,911 63,833 62,794 63,948 68,171
Subsaharan African 58,219 60,372 60,612 65,718 71,861 77,327
Swedish 56,298 53,828 51,117 47,903 44,466 42,086
Scottish 54,409 53,041 52,504 51,719 50,292 47,234
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 44,159 44,870 46,071 48,043 49,090 51,117
Dutch 41,762 39,737 38,821 38,190 35,820 34,474
Ukrainian 41,449 41,308 40,947 40,441 40,486 41,931
Russian 38,257 37,157 36,213 36,180 34,372 35,363
Japanese 37,321 37,643 37,787 37,529 38,056 38,645
French 35,316 33,648 32,872 31,152 28,240 27,199
Polish 34,403 34,646 36,009 35,879 34,741 32,447
Puerto Rican 30,950 31,425 33,391 34,962 36,126 38,204
Scotch-Irish 30,286 29,717 30,067 28,415 26,868 23,784
Scandinavian 24,733 25,605 25,651 27,462 28,274 29,514
British 22,534 22,860 24,787 27,946 31,117 29,872
Cambodian 20,669 20,730 21,511 21,542 21,451 21,373
African 19,922 18,817 18,317 18,061 18,786 20,445
Spaniard 18,473 18,154 19,822 19,784 20,479 22,176
Salvadoran 18,256 18,822 18,095 19,704 20,507 22,178
French Canadian 18,228 16,921 16,816 16,424 16,071 15,911
Northern European 18,153 20,002 21,902 24,356 26,826 26,975
Two or more Asian 17,703 18,247 19,842 21,321 22,348 25,977
Danish 16,972 16,416 15,957 15,296 14,801 14,073
Total Arab 16,812 18,015 18,758 19,059 19,664 21,729
Ethiopian 16,461 18,485 19,466 21,634 23,072 24,995
All other Hispanic or Latino 15,772 16,359 17,839 19,221 21,923 24,697
Guatemalan 15,018 15,862 16,248 17,688 18,131 18,487
Finnish 14,813 14,797 15,127 14,328 14,551 14,549
Canadian 14,066 13,802 12,877 12,844 12,016 11,952
Romanian 13,583 12,894 13,356 12,929 12,224 12,960
Welsh 12,673 12,677 12,031 11,863 10,940 10,234
Spanish 11,035 11,547 10,940 11,089 10,935 15,237
Somali 11,029 11,673 10,473 11,473 13,558 12,578
Laotian 10,165 9,508 8,872 9,601 8,846 8,703
Swiss 8,420 7,953 8,101 8,063 7,431 7,290
Greek 8,407 8,123 7,688 7,449 7,347 7,698
Iranian 7,985 8,445 8,027 8,524 9,424 10,953
Cuban 7,563 8,641 9,715 9,589 10,335 10,779
Czech 7,195 7,612 7,665 7,509 6,635 6,456
Colombian 7,099 7,443 7,257 7,622 8,005 10,165
Peruvian 6,403 6,502 7,201 7,013 7,822 8,030
Thai 6,389 6,033 6,912 7,482 8,017 8,005
Honduran 6,257 6,228 6,414 7,329 7,193 7,619
Hungarian 6,231 6,269 6,061 6,005 6,042 5,856
Portuguese 6,126 6,080 6,030 6,223 6,653 6,513
Yugoslavian 5,862 5,440 5,735 5,255 4,518 4,735
Alaska Native tribes 5,834 5,828 5,907 5,853 6,301 6,053
Taiwanese 5,665 6,155 6,768 7,561 8,436 9,570
Croatian 5,150 5,082 4,957 4,565 4,284 3,762
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 4,893 5,012 5,005 5,439 5,742 6,572
Eastern European 4,444 5,332 6,298 7,356 9,585 11,060
Austrian 4,434 4,131 4,538 4,312 4,196 3,975
Panamanian 3,746 3,730 3,778 4,195 4,260 4,257
Pakistani 3,738 4,744 5,225 6,483 7,286 7,855
Other Asian, not specified 3,697 3,328 3,304 3,782 3,411 3,337
Armenian 3,645 3,523 3,768 3,127 3,295 3,308
Other Arab 3,566 4,158 5,003 5,479 4,867 5,466
Other Subsaharan African 3,563 4,379 5,002 4,779 5,566 6,639
Nicaraguan 3,525 4,168 3,616 4,152 4,175 3,870
Turkish 3,439 4,043 4,291 4,128 4,358 5,620
Indonesian 3,304 3,647 4,100 3,353 3,435 3,145
Egyptian 3,210 3,285 2,731 2,621 2,896 2,794
Lithuanian 2,933 2,785 2,695 2,703 2,800 2,781
Lebanese 2,881 2,740 3,101 2,896 2,990 2,838
Dominican 2,844 2,773 3,220 3,285 3,330 4,028
Chilean 2,839 3,297 3,255 3,470 3,548 4,013
Czechoslovakian 2,776 2,440 2,596 2,289 2,495 2,608
Argentinean 2,753 2,837 3,562 3,716 3,582 3,925
Bulgarian 2,711 2,708 2,522 2,484 2,707 3,592
Iraqi 2,675 3,159 3,664 3,226 3,486 3,904
Ecuadorian 2,614 3,053 3,408 3,477 3,360 3,983
Arab 2,492 2,379 2,016 2,225 2,210 2,009
Nepalese 2,444 2,583 3,201 3,433 3,537 3,217
Icelander 2,340 2,187 2,001 1,878 1,754 1,488
Belgian 2,098 1,961 1,924 1,852 1,898 1,703
Brazilian 2,092 2,240 2,230 2,643 3,082 3,405
Slovak 2,044 2,146 2,111 2,231 2,262 2,135
Venezuelan 2,003 1,955 2,039 2,625 2,827 3,748
Jamaican 1,840 1,778 1,750 1,946 2,261 2,844
Hmong 1,815 1,992 1,720 2,006 2,531 2,433
Nigerian 1,764 1,846 1,890 2,252 2,147 2,587
Burmese 1,719 2,581 3,039 3,359 3,241 3,206
Celtic 1,713 1,530 1,359 1,294 1,052 720
Israeli 1,658 1,502 1,533 1,527 1,327 1,229
Australian 1,621 1,725 1,967 2,087 1,996 1,893
Costa Rican 1,583 1,679 1,613 2,133 2,623 2,977
Kenyan 1,547 1,523 1,613 3,079 4,094 4,926
Afghan 1,529 2,008 1,745 2,243 3,373 4,544
Latvian 1,399 1,520 1,608 1,599 1,475 1,231
Slavic 1,397 1,750 1,714 1,898 1,670 1,539
Haitian 1,389 1,400 1,488 1,663 1,493 1,658
Sudanese 1,206 1,025 952 981 832 1,147
Bhutanese 1,148 1,358 1,379 1,411 592 456
Basque 1,065 967 1,103 1,125 925 843
Serbian 1,063 872 899 1,006 1,141 1,125
Ghanaian 1,012 789 851 898 1,071 1,108
Slovene 1,001 949 1,041 1,032 1,048 912
Mongolian 956 1,119 876 969 1,073 1,354
Pennsylvania German 928 1,045 981 1,206 1,131 1,239
German Russian 774 717 626 548 458 356
South African 729 872 1,048 1,028 1,042 935
Syrian 726 656 622 695 718 784
New Zealander 700 705 640 614 520 490
Bolivian 629 662 730 876 901 1,185
Albanian 621 640 591 792 880 810
Sri Lankan 610 673 799 933 996 1,119
Moroccan 551 733 733 765 1,253 1,429
Palestinian 551 713 708 802 700 1,252
Uruguayan 547 542 554 348 236 318
Bangladeshi 538 677 894 1,031 1,068 946
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 532 651 583 478 484 618
Malaysian 520 596 660 732 643 667
West Indian 472 465 417 548 595 639
Estonian 449 476 543 630 723 789
Cajun 410 453 434 494 483 444
Ugandan 374 363 333 648 775 776
Luxembourger 365 329 337 260 263 186
Other South American 321 286 193 239 261 218
Other Central American 282 311 344 527 493 376
Maltese 277 337 358 219 185 211
Paraguayan 267 120 177 132 144 175
Other Asian, specified 261 221 240 255 291 1,858
Zimbabwean 246 151 184 148 104 38
Liberian 242 181 133 370 405 433
Belizean 217 233 219 216 185 147
Spanish American 216 245 230 189 141 214
Jordanian 160 192 180 350 544 1,253
Guyanese 159 312 302 372 482 371
British West Indian 127 194 236 141 186 186
Macedonian 124 179 228 249 243 247
Alsatian 94 77 51 73 50 49
Barbadian 88 101 121 152 185 153
Cape Verdean 87 77 57 51 55 42
Okinawan 83 140 90 75 93 68
Bahamian 81 47 56 124 120 121
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 71 72 71 87 143 336
United States Virgin Islander 58 26 9 0 0 0
Dutch West Indian 48 48 70 87 85 62
Senegalese 37 163 259 276 297 609
Cypriot 33 64 48 56 30 29
Bermudan 29 59 33 42 34 39
Soviet Union 25 26 13 8 0 0
Carpatho Rusyn 23 21 20 10 304 332
Other West Indian 12 10 23 42 114 105

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