Highest ancestry of peoples in the United States of America

Updated on Oct 05 2020


46,403,053 14.7%

1. Germany

Pennsylvania has the largest population of German Americans in the U.S. and is home to one of the group's original settlements, Germantown.

African American

38,785,726 12.3%

2. African American

Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected President of the United States.


34,640,287 10.9%

3. Mexican

Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder) is the richest person in the world.


33,526,444 10.6%

4. Irish

Upon arrival in the United States, many Irish women became Catholic nuns and participated in the many American sisterhoods.


24,787,018 7.8%

5. English

Most of the Presidents of the United States have had English ancestry like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, George W. Bush etc.


22,746,991 7.2%

6. American

President Theodore Roosevelt, asserted an American race had been formed on the American frontier, one distinct from other ethnic groups, such as the Anglo-Saxons


17,285,619 5.5%

7. Italian

Christopher Columbus, the explorer who first reached in America was Italian.


10,275,066 3.1%

8. French

The Statue of Liberty is a gift from the French people in memory of the American Declaration of Independence.


9,385,766 2.8%

9. Polish

Helena Modjeska was a renowned actress who specialized in Shakespearean and tragic roles.


5,409,343 1.7%

10. Scottish

Donald Trump mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, was born in the village of Tong, Isle of Lewis, and emigrated to the USA in 1930.