Distribution of Basque People in the US

Explore the map and tables to see where people of this ethnic group have settled in the United States by county and state. Ethnic and ancestry information for these tables includes people of partial descent and is based on self identification.

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Basque

  • KEY
  • 0.35%
  • 0.7%
  • 1.05%
  • 1.4%
  • 2.1%
  • 2.8%
  • 3.5%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Johnson County, Wyoming4.25%
2Humboldt County, Nevada2.57%
3Gooding County, Idaho2.16%
4Eureka County, Nevada1.97%
5Haakon County, South Dakota1.83%
6Lander County, Nevada1.74%
7Payette County, Idaho1.55%
8Owyhee County, Idaho1.41%
9Sweet Grass County, Montana1.34%
10White Pine County, Nevada1.26%
11Elko County, Nevada1.18%
12Gem County, Idaho1.12%
13Malheur County, Oregon0.97%
14Treasure County, Montana0.9%
15Ada County, Idaho0.86%
16Sevier County, Arkansas0.83%
17Adams County, Idaho0.72%
18Churchill County, Nevada0.7%
19Camas County, Idaho0.68%
20Pershing County, Nevada0.62%

Top Counties by Population of Basque

# County Population
1Ada County, Idaho3,819
2Los Angeles County, California2,547
3Washoe County, Nevada2,267
4San Diego County, California1,429
5Kern County, California1,428
6Salt Lake County, Utah1,256
7Orange County, California1,220
8Canyon County, Idaho972
9Santa Clara County, California927
10Sacramento County, California919
11Alameda County, California893
12Maricopa County, Arizona874
13Riverside County, California700
14King County, Washington694
15Fresno County, California681
16Clark County, Nevada673
17Contra Costa County, California656
18San Francisco County, California645
19Sonoma County, California619
20Elko County, Nevada615

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Idaho0.45%7,667
2Wyoming0.19%1,108
3Nevada0.17%4,852
4Oregon0.08%3,380
5Montana0.07%778
6Utah0.07%2,120
7California0.05%19,048
8Colorado0.04%2,471
9New Mexico0.04%852
10Washington0.04%2,959
11Arizona0.03%1,872
12Rhode Island0.02%233
13Alaska0.02%154
14Hawaii0.02%291
15District of Columbia0.02%121
16South Dakota0.02%148
17Florida0.01%2,312
18Arkansas0.01%265
19Virginia0.01%723
20New York0.01%1,677
21Texas0.01%2,117
22Nebraska0.01%143
23Massachusetts0.01%490
24Maine0.01%93
25Connecticut0.01%248
26North Dakota0.01%52
27Oklahoma0.01%270
28Maryland0.01%389
29New Jersey0.01%520
30Louisiana0.01%270
31Vermont0.01%35
32South Carolina0.01%255
33Minnesota0%257
34New Hampshire0%60
35Iowa0%128
36North Carolina0%408
37Georgia0%378
38Tennessee0%249
39Michigan0%316
40Kentucky0%142
41Indiana0%209
42Illinois0%391
43Wisconsin0%170
44Kansas0%76
45Pennsylvania0%261
46Missouri0%122
47Puerto Rico0%62
48Delaware0%10
49Mississippi0%27
50Alabama0%37
51Ohio0%97
52West Virginia0%13

Top States and Territories by Population of Basque

# State Population
1California19,048
2Idaho7,667
3Nevada4,852
4Oregon3,380
5Washington2,959
6Colorado2,471
7Florida2,312
8Utah2,120
9Texas2,117
10Arizona1,872
11New York1,677
12Wyoming1,108
13New Mexico852
14Montana778
15Virginia723
16New Jersey520
17Massachusetts490
18North Carolina408
19Illinois391
20Maryland389
21Georgia378
22Michigan316
23Hawaii291
24Louisiana270
25Oklahoma270
26Arkansas265
27Pennsylvania261
28Minnesota257
29South Carolina255
30Tennessee249
31Connecticut248
32Rhode Island233
33Indiana209
34Wisconsin170
35Alaska154
36South Dakota148
37Nebraska143
38Kentucky142
39Iowa128
40Missouri122
41District of Columbia121
42Ohio97
43Maine93
44Kansas76
45Puerto Rico62
46New Hampshire60
47North Dakota52
48Alabama37
49Vermont35
50Mississippi27
51West Virginia13
52Delaware10

Source Data

This data was sourced from the 2013-2018 American Communities Survey. As this is freely available government data, feel free to use and share these numbers and metrics.

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