Hoffman Surname Popularity in the United States

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

Hoffman, 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 Hoffman surname is from the 2010 census data.

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

According to the data, Hoffman is ranked #224 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The Hoffman surname appeared 131,401 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 44.55 would have the surname Hoffman.

We can also compare 2010 data for Hoffman 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 224 195 13.84%
Count 131,401 132,645 -0.94%
Proportion per 100k 44.55 49.17 -9.86%

Race and Ethnic Origin of People with the Last Name Hoffman

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

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 Hoffman was:

  • 94.08%, or 123,622 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic White Only".
  • 1.26%, or 1,656 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Black Only".
  • 0.63%, or 828 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only".
  • 0.56%, or 736 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native".
  • 1.34%, or 1,761 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races".
  • 2.12%, or 2,786 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 Hoffman has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 94.08% 95.45% -1.45%
Black 1.26% 1.11% 12.66%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.63% 0.44% 35.51%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.56% 0.53% 5.50%
Two or More Races 1.34% 1.04% 25.21%
Hispanic 2.12% 1.43% 38.87%

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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