Wisconsin Ancestry and Population Demographic Data

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

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

Wisconsin Ancestry Data

Ancestry 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
White 4,967,124 4,961,193 4,950,577 4,945,966 4,946,961
German 990,513 955,278 922,018 889,413 848,962
Hispanic or Latino 364,558 371,205 380,590 385,779 394,392
African American 360,792 361,730 365,884 368,744 371,200
Mexican 266,834 269,628 276,508 278,789 283,726
American 188,959 179,320 166,731 161,744 157,485
Polish 151,127 146,166 141,078 136,116 133,170
Asian 143,732 148,077 152,325 159,356 161,841
Norwegian 139,097 136,001 131,006 126,116 121,438
Irish 117,100 113,587 109,176 108,600 104,974
Some Other Race 96,057 105,038 111,435 115,941 118,350
English 70,058 66,713 63,020 60,357 58,150
Italian 54,943 53,116 51,438 51,152 49,937
Puerto Rican 52,658 54,613 56,344 57,475 58,692
Hmong 52,233 54,655 55,792 56,503 55,273
American Indian 43,565 44,419 43,415 43,839 45,270
European 42,341 44,245 46,583 52,730 59,825
Dutch 39,313 38,031 35,225 34,220 33,304
Swedish 29,705 28,167 26,978 25,842 24,451
Asian Indian 27,658 27,326 30,062 30,860 32,488
Subsaharan African 24,736 24,896 23,817 23,548 23,866
French 22,090 21,118 19,706 18,799 18,151
Czech 21,539 21,162 20,134 19,740 18,458
Chinese 20,426 21,492 22,744 24,121 23,439
African 19,036 18,679 16,878 15,722 15,518
French Canadian 15,723 15,265 15,252 14,510 13,403
Belgian 14,046 13,915 13,566 13,013 12,332
Scottish 13,043 12,653 12,708 12,992 12,748
Swiss 12,599 12,492 12,104 11,518 10,886
Danish 12,493 12,004 12,048 11,632 11,326
Finnish 10,989 10,390 10,532 9,953 9,985
Russian 9,531 9,323 9,742 9,740 9,419
Scandinavian 9,230 9,757 9,594 10,317 10,952
Filipino 8,723 8,825 8,770 9,255 9,572
Total Arab 8,502 9,293 9,391 9,961 10,485
Korean 8,272 8,821 8,439 8,644 8,802
All other Hispanic or Latino 6,871 7,337 7,375 7,879 8,814
Pennsylvania German 6,701 6,509 7,058 7,279 7,076
Scotch-Irish 6,277 6,232 6,182 6,196 5,988
Greek 5,962 5,427 5,354 5,633 5,697
Hungarian 5,653 5,536 5,181 5,330 4,767
Austrian 5,287 4,997 4,726 4,506 4,504
British 4,901 4,951 5,245 5,413 6,323
Croatian 4,778 4,580 4,448 4,564 4,496
Ukrainian 4,349 4,080 4,196 3,853 3,755
Spaniard 4,229 3,926 4,502 4,663 4,438
Serbian 4,203 4,223 4,023 4,174 3,910
Welsh 4,154 4,259 4,162 4,068 3,893
Northern European 4,106 4,608 4,767 5,569 6,034
Guatemalan 4,050 3,886 3,961 3,751 3,736
Laotian 3,943 3,844 3,577 3,494 3,461
Cuban 3,927 4,557 4,345 4,967 5,251
Slovak 3,821 3,542 3,291 3,249 3,242
Lithuanian 3,727 3,546 3,476 3,402 3,540
Honduran 3,340 3,902 3,705 3,550 3,886
Albanian 3,268 3,129 2,756 3,235 3,063
Colombian 3,231 3,333 3,858 4,249 4,397
Czechoslovakian 3,230 2,846 2,759 2,750 3,040
Pakistani 3,204 2,888 2,803 3,134 3,512
Spanish 3,061 2,621 2,571 2,387 2,244
West Indian (except Hispanic groups) 2,798 2,959 3,038 3,079 3,394
Japanese 2,769 2,892 2,685 3,010 2,989
Slovene 2,571 2,460 2,577 2,583 2,559
Canadian 2,426 2,352 2,309 2,258 2,344
Other Asian, not specified 2,387 2,349 1,987 1,955 2,529
Eastern European 2,309 2,797 3,588 4,875 6,399
Dominican 2,163 2,278 2,090 2,421 2,969
Yugoslavian 2,158 2,218 1,936 1,567 1,342
Luxembourger 2,031 1,810 1,813 1,762 1,634
Salvadoran 1,993 2,326 2,351 2,458 2,422
Two or more Asian 1,992 2,151 1,750 2,187 2,513
Nicaraguan 1,912 1,982 2,103 2,035 2,441
Arab 1,875 2,072 2,030 2,581 2,418
Burmese 1,815 2,277 2,746 4,376 4,821
Peruvian 1,784 1,867 1,949 2,099 2,148
Romanian 1,747 1,819 1,946 1,792 1,757
Armenian 1,654 1,825 1,753 1,648 1,419
Somali 1,551 1,367 1,065 1,385 1,516
Jamaican 1,496 1,601 1,583 1,748 2,158
Nigerian 1,385 1,280 1,477 1,575 1,938
Thai 1,380 1,277 1,383 1,793 1,782
Latvian 1,362 1,264 1,325 1,330 1,173
Venezuelan 1,324 1,276 1,125 1,274 1,405
Palestinian 1,298 1,595 1,441 1,122 1,105
Other Arab 1,295 1,391 1,319 1,970 2,470
Chilean 1,240 1,349 1,500 1,313 1,185
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,233 1,378 1,811 1,975 2,400
Ecuadorian 1,224 1,484 1,853 1,791 1,789
Panamanian 1,209 982 754 869 783
Argentinean 1,138 1,507 1,345 1,454 1,635
Lebanese 1,116 940 1,063 1,031 882
Costa Rican 1,062 984 1,167 1,088 938
Cambodian 1,055 954 939 832 1,369
Iranian 1,037 961 1,184 1,202 1,393
Nepalese 1,010 884 1,033 1,334 1,128
Slavic 995 975 954 963 1,029
Egyptian 933 908 836 693 770
Iraqi 840 988 1,030 641 1,040
Brazilian 797 861 866 1,068 927
Turkish 737 705 983 848 913
Ethiopian 718 788 984 1,055 1,216
Bulgarian 676 621 682 598 739
Portuguese 654 737 741 952 818
Taiwanese 547 590 627 785 744
German Russian 516 551 513 689 899
Other Subsaharan African 492 1,009 1,494 1,391 1,441
Jordanian 488 552 686 807 827
Icelander 441 438 432 314 311
Macedonian 437 341 457 434 385
Australian 414 350 373 388 353
Bolivian 414 498 522 547 647
Paraguayan 402 408 222 187 130
West Indian 370 402 456 285 313
Uruguayan 355 297 281 353 520
Ghanaian 354 265 376 463 509
Syrian 348 288 248 364 368
Haitian 344 349 501 580 560
Sri Lankan 342 347 315 262 192
Senegalese 328 353 301 267 271
Moroccan 309 559 738 752 605
Alaska Native tribes 290 348 360 378 401
Israeli 279 280 284 234 218
Malaysian 265 279 360 289 286
Liberian 227 355 357 529 474
Kenyan 223 297 409 632 499
Afghan 220 337 328 406 338
Mongolian 204 185 194 267 348
South African 200 219 184 250 205
Celtic 180 160 124 123 136
Indonesian 172 331 314 338 451
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 169 91 82 116 135
Basque 152 143 161 117 67
Sudanese 147 124 123 148 144
Cajun 141 163 169 150 205
United States Virgin Islander 135 131 95 77 27
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 127 164 105 96 98
Bangladeshi 122 270 362 395 600
Estonian 120 160 175 164 128
Belizean 92 84 87 96 77
British West Indian 81 79 104 108 76
New Zealander 72 87 74 63 51
Bahamian 66 72 55 50 43
Spanish American 64 44 23 59 60
Bhutanese 64 73 63 26 0
Other South American 63 113 136 106 107
Guyanese 56 16 41 72 85
Carpatho Rusyn 49 50 35 26 72
Barbadian 47 40 26 17 23
Other Asian, specified 41 43 44 60 4
Sierra Leonean 40 87 87 77 59
Cypriot 38 40 55 83 80
Dutch West Indian 30 37 26 22 12
Alsatian 27 34 41 56 60
Ugandan 22 67 74 45 48
Soviet Union 16 21 29 27 17
Zimbabwean 13 6 5 5 17
Bermudan 10 0 0 0 0
Other Central American 10 7 0 15 29
Maltese 9 18 17 26 37
Okinawan 6 1 2 2 0

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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