Here are the most common ancestries in every US state

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  • Americans come from everywhere, and every family has a story about where they come from.
  • Self-reported ancestries in America include Italian, German, and Mexican heritage.
  • Using Census Bureau data assembled by the Minnesota Population Center, we found the most common self-reported ancestry in every state.

Americans come from all over the world, and have countless stories about where they and their families come from.

The US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey asks millions of Americans every year several questions about their economic, social, and demographic situations. One of those questions asks respondents to report their families‘ ancestries, from Italian to German to Mexican.

Using that self-reported ancestry data from the Minnesota Population Center’s 2016 American Community Survey Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, we were able to find the most commonly self-reported ancestries in each state.

Here’s the most common self-reported ancestry in each state and DC:

most common ancestry every state

And here are the three most common self-reported ancestries in each state:

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Alabama

Most common self-reported ancestry: African-American

Second most-common ancestry: United States

Third most-common ancestry: Irish

Alaska

Most common self-reported ancestry: American Indian

Second most-common ancestry: German

Third most-common ancestry: Irish

Arizona

Most common self-reported ancestry: Mexican

Second most-common ancestry: German

Third most-common ancestry: English

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