Rivas Last Name Popularity, Meaning and Origin

In this article we'll look at the origin and meaning of the surname Rivas 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 Rivas.

Rivas, 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 Rivas surname is from the 2010 census data.

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

According to the data, Rivas is ranked #426 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The Rivas surname appeared 76,205 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 25.83 would have the surname Rivas.

We can also compare 2010 data for Rivas 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 426 553 -25.94%
Count 76,205 54,588 33.06%
Proportion per 100k 25.83 20.24 24.27%

Race and Ethnic Origin of People with the Last Name Rivas

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

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 Rivas was:

  • 4.88%, or 3,719 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic White Only".
  • 0.59%, or 450 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Black Only".
  • 0.41%, or 312 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only".
  • 0.28%, or 213 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native".
  • 0.17%, or 130 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races".
  • 93.67%, or 71,381 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 Rivas has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 4.88% 5.82% -17.57%
Black 0.59% 0.61% -3.33%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.41% 0.40% 2.47%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.28% 0.33% -16.39%
Two or More Races 0.17% 0.40% -80.70%
Hispanic 93.67% 92.43% 1.33%

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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