Abbas Surname Popularity in the United States

In this article we'll look at the surname Abbas and how popular it is in the United States. We'll also look at the race and ethnic origin of people in the United States who are named Abbas.

Abbas, like all of the names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Abbas surname is from the 2010 census data.

Where Does Abbas Rank in the Most Common U.S. Names?

According to the data, Abbas is ranked #6,781 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The Abbas surname appeared 4,974 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1.69 would have the surname Abbas.

We can also compare 2010 data for Abbas to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 6781 9348 -31.83%
Count 4,974 3,199 43.44%
Proportion per 100k 1.69 1.19 34.72%

Race and Ethnic Origin of People with the Last Name Abbas

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Abbas.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups: "White only", "Black only", "American Indian and Alaskan Native only", "Asian and Pacific Islander only", "Two or More Races", and "Hispanic".

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Abbas was:

  • 47.02%, or 2,339 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic White Only".
  • 6.39%, or 318 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Black Only".
  • 39.26%, or 1,953 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only".
  • 0.24%, or 12 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native".
  • 5.15%, or 256 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races".
  • 1.93%, or 96 total occurrences, were "Hispanic Origin".

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Abbas has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 47.02% 46.70% 0.68%
Black 6.39% 5.10% 22.45%
Asian and Pacific Islander 39.26% 32.14% 19.94%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.24% (S) 0.00%
Two or More Races 5.15% 13.57% -89.96%
Hispanic 1.93% (S) 0.00%

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Decennial Census survey, from the United States Census Bureau.

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