Velez Surname Popularity in the United States

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

Velez, 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 Velez surname is from the 2010 census data.

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

According to the data, Velez is ranked #638 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The Velez surname appeared 53,265 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 18.06 would have the surname Velez.

We can also compare 2010 data for Velez 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 638 727 -13.04%
Count 53,265 42,820 21.74%
Proportion per 100k 18.06 15.87 12.91%

Race and Ethnic Origin of People with the Last Name Velez

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

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 Velez was:

  • 6.80%, or 3,622 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic White Only".
  • 0.92%, or 490 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Black Only".
  • 0.88%, or 469 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only".
  • 0.07%, or 37 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native".
  • 0.30%, or 160 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races".
  • 91.03%, or 48,487 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 Velez has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 6.80% 7.22% -5.99%
Black 0.92% 0.97% -5.29%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.88% 0.80% 9.52%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.07% 0.09% -25.00%
Two or More Races 0.30% 0.57% -62.07%
Hispanic 91.03% 90.35% 0.75%

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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