Rodriguez Surname Popularity in the United States

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

Rodriguez, 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 Rodriguez surname is from the 2010 census data.

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

According to the data, Rodriguez is ranked #9 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The Rodriguez surname appeared 1,094,924 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 371.19 would have the surname Rodriguez.

We can also compare 2010 data for Rodriguez 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 9 9 0.00%
Count 1,094,924 804,240 30.61%
Proportion per 100k 371.19 298.13 21.83%

Race and Ethnic Origin of People with the Last Name Rodriguez

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

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 Rodriguez was:

  • 4.75%, or 52,009 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic White Only".
  • 0.54%, or 5,913 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Black Only".
  • 0.57%, or 6,241 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only".
  • 0.18%, or 1,971 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native".
  • 0.18%, or 1,971 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races".
  • 93.77%, or 1,026,710 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 Rodriguez has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 4.75% 5.52% -15.00%
Black 0.54% 0.54% 0.00%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.57% 0.58% -1.74%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.18% 0.24% -28.57%
Two or More Races 0.18% 0.41% -77.97%
Hispanic 93.77% 92.70% 1.15%

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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