The Top Ten: Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank

Updated March 28, 2023 | Infoplease Staff
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Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank

Rank Ethnicity Number
1. White1 229,960,813
2. Hispanic or Latino1 59,361,020
3. Black/African-American1 (non-Hispanic) 41,227,384
4. Mexican 36,537,028
5. Asian 18,421,637
6. American1 16,260,197
7. German 13,082,328
8. English 8,253,942
9. Irish 8,084,724
10. Italian 5,724,762
Note: 2020 Census figures. Ancestry is a broad concept that can mean different things to different people. The ancestry groups listed on this table were self-identified. The Census Bureau defines ancestry as a person's ethnic origin, heritage, descent, or "roots," which may reflect their place of birth, place of birth of parents or ancestors, and ethnic identities that have evolved within the United States. Many respondents listed more than one area of ancestry; the sum of the persons reporting the ancestry is greater than the total.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2020 American Community Survey; American Community Survey 5-year estimates 2015-2020, 2010-2014.


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