Friday, June 27, 2014

Mississippi's Largest Ethnic Groups


African-Americans are Mississippi's largest ethnic group. Mississippi also has the largest percentage of African-Americans of any state, at 36.7%.

Rank
Ethnicity
2010
Mississippi Population
As a Percent of
Total Mississippi Population

Total Population
2,970,036
100.00%
1
African-American*
1,090,398
36.71%
2
American
335,092
11.28%
3
Irish
263,081
8.86%
4
English
238,559
8.03%
5
German
172,070
5.79%
6
French, except Basque
79,899
2.69%
7
Italian
54,471
1.83%
8
Scotch-Irish
47,316
1.59%
9
Mexican
47,265
1.59%
10
Scottish
44,314
1.49%
11
Dutch
22,846
0.77%
12
European
19,648
0.66%
13
Polish
15,130
0.51%
14
American Indian or Alaska Native
12,478
0.42%
15
Subsaharan African
12,143
0.41%
16
Welsh
9,056
0.30%
17
Vietnamese
7,558
0.25%
18
Swedish
7,322
0.25%
19
French Canadian
7,065
0.24%
20
British
6,124
0.21%
21
Puerto Rican
5,543
0.19%
22
Russian
5,094
0.17%
23
Arab
4,994
0.17%
24
Chinese, including Taiwanese
4,836
0.16%
25
Norwegian
4,338
0.15%
26
Asian Indian
4,160
0.14%
27
Filipino
4,117
0.14%
28
Hungarian
4,036
0.14%
29
Danish
2,851
0.10%
30
Honduran
2,736
0.09%
31
Greek
2,665
0.09%
32
West Indian (except Hispanic groups)
2,640
0.09%
33
Korean
2,562
0.09%
34
Cuban
2,439
0.08%
35
Czech
2,420
0.08%
36
Spaniard
1,893
0.06%
37
Swiss
1,835
0.06%
38
Guatemalan
1,561
0.05%
39
Uruguayan
1,537
0.05%
40
Salvadoran
1,506
0.05%
41
Portuguese
1,064
0.04%
42
Spanish
1,000
0.03%
43
Ukrainian
956
0.03%
44
Panamanian
943
0.03%
45
Bolivian
821
0.03%
46
Slovak
721
0.02%
47
Colombian
624
0.02%
48
Peruvian
589
0.02%
49
Lithuanian
574
0.02%
50
Costa Rican
513
0.02%

Source: US Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey
1 year estimates, tables: B02001, C02005, C02006, C02007, B03001, B03002, C04006

* African-American is derived as respondents selecting Black as racial group after removing African, West Indian, and Hispanic ethnicities.

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