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 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.

Washington Ancestry Data

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

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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