Glenn Surname Popularity in the United States

In this article we'll look at the surname Glenn 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 Glenn.

Glenn, 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 Glenn surname is from the 2010 census data.

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

According to the data, Glenn is ranked #669 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The Glenn surname appeared 51,043 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 17.30 would have the surname Glenn.

We can also compare 2010 data for Glenn 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 669 627 6.48%
Count 51,043 49,241 3.59%
Proportion per 100k 17.30 18.25 -5.34%

Race and Ethnic Origin of People with the Last Name Glenn

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

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 Glenn was:

  • 61.41%, or 31,346 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic White Only".
  • 32.78%, or 16,732 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Black Only".
  • 0.48%, or 245 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only".
  • 0.63%, or 322 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native".
  • 2.39%, or 1,220 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races".
  • 2.32%, or 1,184 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 Glenn has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 61.41% 63.64% -3.57%
Black 32.78% 32.18% 1.85%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.48% 0.36% 28.57%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.63% 0.60% 4.88%
Two or More Races 2.39% 1.62% 38.40%
Hispanic 2.32% 1.61% 36.13%

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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