Larson Surname Popularity in the United States

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

Larson, 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 Larson surname is from the 2010 census data.

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

According to the data, Larson is ranked #247 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The Larson surname appeared 122,587 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 41.56 would have the surname Larson.

We can also compare 2010 data for Larson 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 247 224 9.77%
Count 122,587 121,064 1.25%
Proportion per 100k 41.56 44.88 -7.68%

Race and Ethnic Origin of People with the Last Name Larson

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

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 Larson was:

  • 94.79%, or 116,200 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic White Only".
  • 0.49%, or 601 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Black Only".
  • 0.74%, or 907 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only".
  • 0.62%, or 760 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native".
  • 1.41%, or 1,728 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races".
  • 1.95%, or 2,390 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 Larson has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 94.79% 96.13% -1.40%
Black 0.49% 0.39% 22.73%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.74% 0.55% 29.46%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.62% 0.62% 0.00%
Two or More Races 1.41% 1.03% 31.15%
Hispanic 1.95% 1.27% 42.24%

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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