Distribution of English People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: English

  • KEY
  • 4.25%
  • 8.5%
  • 12.75%
  • 17%
  • 25.5%
  • 34%
  • 42.5%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Wayne County, Utah45.58%
2Daggett County, Utah43.14%
3Clinton County, Kentucky39.33%
4Rich County, Utah38.43%
5Emery County, Utah35.38%
6Cumberland County, Kentucky34.95%
7Garfield County, Utah33.65%
8Piute County, Utah33.46%
9Beaver County, Utah31.52%
10Juab County, Utah30.64%
11Kane County, Utah30.3%
12Mathews County, Virginia30.13%
13Carter County, Kentucky29.75%
14Franklin County, Idaho29.56%
15Oneida County, Idaho29.08%
16Russell County, Kentucky28.62%
17Uinta County, Wyoming28.53%
18Sevier County, Utah28.22%
19Lawrence County, Kentucky28.1%
20Madison County, Idaho27.42%

Top Counties by Population of English

# County Population
1Maricopa County, Arizona327,551
2Los Angeles County, California319,929
3Salt Lake County, Utah226,190
4San Diego County, California216,220
5King County, Washington203,206
6Harris County, Texas202,450
7Orange County, California194,929
8Utah County, Utah160,995
9Cook County, Illinois151,073
10Middlesex County, Massachusetts144,509
11Tarrant County, Texas139,882
12Riverside County, California126,240
13Dallas County, Texas123,640
14Clark County, Nevada119,616
15Oakland County, Michigan110,227
16Wake County, North Carolina105,368
17Sacramento County, California96,129
18Franklin County, Ohio96,007
19Pinellas County, Florida95,551
20Fairfax County, Virginia93,543

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Utah23.51%716,037
2Maine19.36%258,098
3Idaho16.66%281,240
4Vermont16.46%102,853
5New Hampshire16.36%219,820
6Wyoming12.43%72,349
7Montana10.99%114,504
8Oregon10.93%446,051
9Rhode Island10.36%109,487
10West Virginia9.96%182,097
11Washington9.85%718,524
12Colorado9.85%544,797
13Kentucky9.79%434,842
14Virginia9.46%795,928
15Massachusetts9.32%636,877
16Kansas9.21%267,906
17North Carolina9.07%921,138
18Delaware8.99%85,370
19South Carolina8.72%431,914
20Tennessee8.55%568,742
21Michigan8.5%846,234
22Missouri8.4%511,412
23Connecticut8.38%300,242
24Ohio8.05%936,974
25Indiana7.99%530,206
26Arizona7.97%553,580
27Arkansas7.94%237,413
28Alaska7.86%58,078
29Iowa7.63%239,107
30Nebraska7.48%142,521
31Georgia7.4%762,309
32Oklahoma7.28%285,101
33Alabama7.12%346,201
34Maryland7.04%422,883
35Pennsylvania6.88%879,735
36Nevada6.83%199,584
37Mississippi6.76%202,079
38Florida6.74%1,388,550
39New Mexico5.84%122,108
40Texas5.83%1,625,797
41South Dakota5.66%48,936
42Wisconsin5.53%319,579
43Illinois5.46%699,767
44Minnesota5.25%290,182
45California5.23%2,048,539
46Louisiana5.13%239,042
47District of Columbia4.98%34,089
48New York4.88%957,913
49New Jersey4.67%414,757
50North Dakota4.27%32,083
51Hawaii3.87%55,070
52Puerto Rico0.03%981

Top States and Territories by Population of English

# State Population
1California2,048,539
2Texas1,625,797
3Florida1,388,550
4New York957,913
5Ohio936,974
6North Carolina921,138
7Pennsylvania879,735
8Michigan846,234
9Virginia795,928
10Georgia762,309
11Washington718,524
12Utah716,037
13Illinois699,767
14Massachusetts636,877
15Tennessee568,742
16Arizona553,580
17Colorado544,797
18Indiana530,206
19Missouri511,412
20Oregon446,051
21Kentucky434,842
22South Carolina431,914
23Maryland422,883
24New Jersey414,757
25Alabama346,201
26Wisconsin319,579
27Connecticut300,242
28Minnesota290,182
29Oklahoma285,101
30Idaho281,240
31Kansas267,906
32Maine258,098
33Iowa239,107
34Louisiana239,042
35Arkansas237,413
36New Hampshire219,820
37Mississippi202,079
38Nevada199,584
39West Virginia182,097
40Nebraska142,521
41New Mexico122,108
42Montana114,504
43Rhode Island109,487
44Vermont102,853
45Delaware85,370
46Wyoming72,349
47Alaska58,078
48Hawaii55,070
49South Dakota48,936
50District of Columbia34,089
51North Dakota32,083
52Puerto Rico981

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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