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Country of Ancestry (First & Second Ancestry Reported)
Los Angeles County, 2000 & 1990 Census

Editor's Note Not every nationality is represented in the Census statistics below. Conspicuously missing are Hispanic or Latino, Native American or some Asian ancestries. These, however, are reflected in other Census tables and Census does not seem to see it necessary to duplicate those figures in this table. Here they are included under "Other Ancestries." For a breakdown of Hispanic and Latin American ancestry and origin, please visit Hispanic or Latino Population. For Native American visit American Indian & Alaska native Population. For Asian origins, visit Asian Population.

         Also See City of Los Angeles Statistics

                                                                  (1990 Census - First Ancestry Only)

Ancestry - First Reported
Los Angeles County, 2000 Census

Ancestry Number

Percent

Total 9,519,338

100.00%

First ancestry reported

8,365,036

87.87%

Acadian/Cajun

438

0.00%

Afghan

3,557

0.04%

Albanian

954

0.01%

Alsatian

170

0.00%

Arab

58,013

0.61%

Egyptian

14,424

0.15%

Iraqi

1,785

0.02%

Jordanian

2,338

0.02%

Lebanese

16,500

0.17%

Moroccan

1,750

0.02%

Palestinian

2,444

0.03%

Syrian

6,839

0.07%

Arab/Arabic

8,003

0.08%

Other Arab

3,930

0.04%

Armenian

146,476

1.54%

Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac

3,094

0.03%

Australian

3,323

0.03%

Austrian

14,012

0.15%

Basque

2,393

0.03%

Belgian

3,529

0.04%

Brazilian

4,712

0.05%

British

24,195

0.25%

Bulgarian

2,301

0.02%

Canadian

16,338

0.17%

Carpatho Rusyn

45

0.00%

Celtic

1,338

0.01%

Croatian

8,892

0.09%

Cypriot

102

0.00%

Czech

9,472

0.10%

Czechoslovakian

6,475

0.07%

Danish

20,708

0.22%

Dutch

41,763

0.44%

Eastern European

13,838

0.15%

English

278,549

2.93%

Estonian

740

0.01%

European

52,847

0.56%

Finnish

5,600

0.06%

French (except Basque)

75,749

0.80%

French Canadian

20,230

0.21%

German

350,535

3.68%

German Russian

213

0.00%

Greek

21,770

0.23%

Guyanese

1,395

0.01%

Hungarian

29,194

0.31%

Icelander

937

0.01%

Iranian

72,044

0.76%

Irish

267,746

2.81%

Israeli

13,453

0.14%

Italian

214,671

2.26%

Latvian

2,307

0.02%

Lithuanian

8,976

0.09%

Luxemburger

297

0.00%

Macedonian

651

0.01%

Maltese

431

0.00%

New Zealander

729

0.01%

Northern European

4,397

0.05%

Norwegian

50,254

0.53%

Pennsylvania German

998

0.01%

Polish

80,827

0.85%

Portuguese

13,778

0.14%

Romanian

12,775

0.13%

Russian

115,983

1.22%

Scandinavian

6,641

0.07%

Scotch-Irish

52,685

0.55%

Scottish

57,898

0.61%

Serbian

2,441

0.03%

Slavic

1,704

0.02%

Slovak

3,589

0.04%

Slovene

1,150

0.01%

Soviet Union

87

0.00%

Subsaharan African

61,246

0.64%

Cape Verdean

460

0.00%

Ethiopian

4,920

0.05%

Ghanian

1,074

0.01%

Kenyan

710

0.01%

Liberian

114

0.00%

Nigerian

6,889

0.07%

Senegalese

203

0.00%

Sierra Leonean

200

0.00%

Somalian

143

0.00%

South African

2,671

0.03%

Sudanese

161

0.00%

Ugandan

321

0.00%

Zairian

62

0.00%

Zimbabwean

113

0.00%

African

41,979

0.44%

Other Subsaharan African

1,226

0.01%

Swedish

48,427

0.51%

Swiss

10,367

0.11%

Turkish

3,780

0.04%

Ukrainian

18,666

0.20%

United States or American

241,868

2.54%

Welsh

14,939

0.16%

West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)

28,369

0.30%

Bahamian

201

0.00%

Barbadian

495

0.01%

Belizean

11,173

0.12%

Bermudan

84

0.00%

British West Indian

765

0.01%

Dutch West Indian

160

0.00%

Haitian

1,884

0.02%

Jamaican

9,581

0.10%

Trinidadian and Tobagonian

1,746

0.02%

U.S. Virgin Islander

217

0.00%

West Indian

2,026

0.02%

Other West Indian

37

0.00%

Yugoslavian

7,909

0.08%

Other groups

5,719,056

60.08%

Unclassified or not reported

1,154,302

12.13%

 

Ancestry - Second Reported
Los Angeles County, 2000 Census

Ancestry

Number

Percent

Total

9,519,338

100.00%

First ancestry reported

1,256,756

13.20%

Acadian/Cajun

114

0.00%

Afghan

161

0.00%

Albanian

131

0.00%

Alsatian

137

0.00%

Arab

7,823

0.08%

Egyptian

723

0.01%

Iraqi

139

0.00%

Jordanian

126

0.00%

Lebanese

3,288

0.03%

Moroccan

247

0.00%

Palestinian

219

0.00%

Syrian

1,087

0.01%

Arab/Arabic

1,280

0.01%

Other Arab

714

0.01%

Armenian

6,434

0.07%

Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac

341

0.00%

Australian

549

0.01%

Austrian

9,225

0.10%

Basque

884

0.01%

Belgian

1,810

0.02%

Brazilian

910

0.01%

British

5,538

0.06%

Bulgarian

329

0.00%

Canadian

5,680

0.06%

Carpatho Rusyn

29

0.00%

Celtic

383

0.00%

Croatian

2,320

0.02%

Cypriot

14

0.00%

Czech

6,261

0.07%

Czechoslovakian

2,502

0.03%

Danish

12,249

0.13%

Dutch

28,613

0.30%

Eastern European

147

0.00%

English

144,393

1.52%

Estonian

242

0.00%

European

3,767

0.04%

Finnish

2,759

0.03%

French (except Basque)

66,536

0.70%

French Canadian

6,365

0.07%

German

198,356

2.08%

German Russian

71

0.00%

Greek

5,945

0.06%

Guyanese

100

0.00%

Hungarian

11,944

0.13%

Icelander

352

0.00%

Iranian

3,447

0.04%

Irish

168,840

1.77%

Israeli

1,042

0.01%

Italian

55,704

0.59%

Latvian

893

0.01%

Lithuanian

4,664

0.05%

Luxemburger

180

0.00%

Macedonian

89

0.00%

Maltese

122

0.00%

New Zealander

223

0.00%

Northern European

117

0.00%

Norwegian

19,578

0.21%

Pennsylvania German

527

0.01%

Polish

41,853

0.44%

Portuguese

5,608

0.06%

Romanian

5,781

0.06%

Russian

30,714

0.32%

Scandinavian

2,727

0.03%

Scotch-Irish

19,963

0.21%

Scottish

34,449

0.36%

Serbian

688

0.01%

Slavic

1,059

0.01%

Slovak

1,659

0.02%

Slovene

425

0.00%

Soviet Union

8

0.00%

Subsaharan African

3,300

0.03%

Cape Verdean

60

0.00%

Ethiopian

79

0.00%

Ghanian

14

0.00%

Kenyan

0

0.00%

Liberian

0

0.00%

Nigerian

111

0.00%

Senegalese

0

0.00%

Sierra Leonean

0

0.00%

Somalian

0

0.00%

South African

352

0.00%

Sudanese

0

0.00%

Ugandan

0

0.00%

Zairian

0

0.00%

Zimbabwean

5

0.00%

African

2,643

0.03%

Other Subsaharan African

36

0.00%

Swedish

27,336

0.29%

Swiss

6,158

0.06%

Turkish

1,070

0.01%

Ukrainian

3,877

0.04%

United States or American

0

0.00%

Welsh

16,046

0.17%

West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)

3,308

0.03%

Bahamian

65

0.00%

Barbadian

66

0.00%

Belizean

706

0.01%

Bermudan

12

0.00%

British West Indian

113

0.00%

Dutch West Indian

55

0.00%

Haitian

384

0.00%

Jamaican

1,202

0.01%

Trinidadian and Tobagonian

238

0.00%

U.S. Virgin Islander

40

0.00%

West Indian

415

0.00%

Other West Indian

12

0.00%

Yugoslavian

2,643

0.03%

Other groups

259,244

2.72%

Unclassified or not reported

8,262,582

86.80%

 

 

Ancestry - First Reported, 1990 Census

Ancestry Number Percent
Total 8,863,164

100.00%

Arcadian

4,273

0.05%

Albanian

592

0.01%

Arab - All

56,345

0.64%

Arab - Egyptian

11,030

0.12%

Arab - Iraqi

1,976

0.02%

Arab - Jordanian

1,787

0.02%

Arab - Lebanese

19,841

0.22%

Arab - Palestinian

2,873

0.03%

Arab - Syrian

6,284

0.07%

Arab - Arab/Arabic

8,838

0.10%

Arab - Other

3,716

0.04%

Armenian

105,333

1.19%

Assyrian

3,230

0.04%

Australian

3,133

0.04%

Austrian

34,862

0.39%

Basque

2,927

0.03%

Belgian

6,871

0.08%

Brazilian

3,888

0.04%

British

36,150

0.41%

Bulgarian

1,821

0.02%

Canadian

24,250

0.27%

Celtic

1,280

0.01%

Croatian

12,908

0.15%

Czech

19,530

0.22%

Czechoslovakian

9,595

0.11%

Danish

46,477

0.52%

Dutch

109,684

1.24%

Eastern European

6,838

0.08%

English

710,271

8.01%

Estonian

994

0.01%

European

17,527

0.20%

Finnish

11,262

0.13%

French (except Basque)

206,256

2.33%

French Canadian

33,201

0.37%

German

936,781

10.57%

Greek

31,901

0.36%

Guyanese

1,284

0.01%

Hungarian

54,603

0.62%

Icelander

1,244

0.01%

Iranian

54,114

0.61%

Irish

646,496

7.29%

Israeli

12,977

0.15%

Italian

308,409

3.48%

Latvian

4,052

0.05%

Lithuanian

20,456

0.23%

Luxemburger

788

0.01%

Macedonian

561

0.01%

Maltese

1,066

0.01%

Northern European

2,486

0.03%

Norwegian

78,329

0.88%

Pennsylvania German

2,804

0.03%

Polish

172,850

1.95%

Portuguese

21,147

0.24%

Romanian

23,798

0.27%

Russian

195,570

2.21%

Scandinavian

19,458

0.22%

Scotch-Irish

108,784

1.23%

Scottish

129,619

1.46%

Serbian

2,854

0.03%

Slavic

2,557

0.03%

Slovak

23,213

0.26%

Slovene

1,342

0.02%

Subsaharan African – All

23,165

0.26%

Subsaharan African - Cape Verdean

602

0.01%

Subsaharan African - Ethiopian

2,975

0.03%

Subsaharan African - Ghanian

844

0.01%

Subsaharan African - Nigerian

4,290

0.05%

Subsaharan African - African

11,309

0.13%

Subsaharan African - Other

3,145

0.04%

Swedish

112,559

1.27%

Swiss

23,367

0.26%

Turkish

52,230

0.59%

Ukranian

16,765

0.19%

United States or American

167,894

1.89%

Welsh

46,506

0.52%

West Indian - All

27,776

0.31%

West Indian - Bahamian

125

0.00%

West Indian - Barbadian

645

0.01%

West Indian - Belizean

10,027

0.11%

West Indian - British West Indian

488

0.01%

West Indian - Dutch West Indian

284

0.00%

West Indian - Haitian

1,979

0.02%

West Indian - Jamaican

8,925

0.10%

West Indian - Trinidadian/Tobagonian

1,587

0.02%

West Indian - West Indian

3,281

0.04%

West Indian - Other

435

0.00%

Yugoslavian

14,270

0.16%

Other Ancestries

5,057,738

57.06%

Source U.S. Census Bureau

 

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