Distribution of European 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: European

  • KEY
  • 1.35%
  • 2.7%
  • 4.05%
  • 5.4%
  • 8.1%
  • 10.8%
  • 13.5%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Torrance County, New Mexico15.99%
2Colleton County, South Carolina12.52%
3Rich County, Utah11.28%
4Coffey County, Kansas10.61%
5Hampton County, South Carolina10.3%
6Noble County, Indiana10.19%
7Caldwell County, Kentucky8.87%
8Osage County, Kansas8.71%
9Iron County, Utah8.51%
10Lyon County, Kansas8.41%
11Trigg County, Kentucky8.09%
12Solano County, California7.97%
13Christian County, Kentucky7.67%
14Chouteau County, Montana7.32%
15Steuben County, Indiana7.16%
16Livingston County, Kentucky7.15%
17Kittitas County, Washington7.11%
18Wasatch County, Utah7.05%
19Cache County, Utah7.03%
20Skagway Municipality, Alaska6.97%

Top Counties by Population of European

# County Population
1Los Angeles County, California101,273
2King County, Washington74,784
3Maricopa County, Arizona66,587
4San Diego County, California56,123
5Salt Lake County, Utah53,769
6Travis County, Texas49,851
7Orange County, California47,389
8Harris County, Texas41,803
9Utah County, Utah40,880
10Cook County, Illinois39,061
11Santa Clara County, California38,449
12Riverside County, California36,382
13Solano County, California34,931
14Tarrant County, Texas34,154
15Middlesex County, Massachusetts32,989
16Fairfax County, Virginia30,309
17Alameda County, California29,206
18Sacramento County, California28,797
19Kings County, New York28,602
20New York County, New York28,353

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Utah5.24%159,564
2Oregon3.25%132,545
3Washington2.87%209,646
4Idaho2.61%44,020
5Montana2.55%26,611
6Alaska2.45%18,083
7Colorado2.32%128,517
8District of Columbia2.27%15,537
9Kansas2.23%64,741
10Vermont2.03%12,670
11Wyoming2.02%11,774
12New Mexico1.95%40,735
13Virginia1.9%160,128
14Tennessee1.79%118,826
15California1.69%661,760
16Indiana1.65%109,498
17Kentucky1.65%73,202
18Nevada1.59%46,461
19Missouri1.58%96,272
20South Carolina1.58%78,223
21Arizona1.57%108,815
22North Carolina1.55%157,102
23Minnesota1.53%84,291
24Oklahoma1.47%57,496
25Maryland1.43%86,093
26Michigan1.43%141,904
27Georgia1.41%145,127
28Alabama1.39%67,520
29Arkansas1.37%40,914
30Nebraska1.37%26,052
31New Hampshire1.33%17,925
32Iowa1.3%40,805
33Maine1.25%16,634
34Massachusetts1.22%83,566
35Ohio1.21%141,091
36Florida1.2%248,066
37Texas1.2%334,947
38Mississippi1.15%34,471
39Wisconsin1.14%66,047
40Illinois1.11%142,693
41West Virginia1.1%20,182
42Hawaii0.99%14,118
43South Dakota0.99%8,526
44New York0.97%189,344
45Delaware0.91%8,674
46Pennsylvania0.9%114,900
47Connecticut0.83%29,581
48Louisiana0.75%34,761
49North Dakota0.73%5,482
50New Jersey0.73%64,626
51Rhode Island0.65%6,885
52Puerto Rico0.03%887

Top States and Territories by Population of European

# State Population
1California661,760
2Texas334,947
3Florida248,066
4Washington209,646
5New York189,344
6Virginia160,128
7Utah159,564
8North Carolina157,102
9Georgia145,127
10Illinois142,693
11Michigan141,904
12Ohio141,091
13Oregon132,545
14Colorado128,517
15Tennessee118,826
16Pennsylvania114,900
17Indiana109,498
18Arizona108,815
19Missouri96,272
20Maryland86,093
21Minnesota84,291
22Massachusetts83,566
23South Carolina78,223
24Kentucky73,202
25Alabama67,520
26Wisconsin66,047
27Kansas64,741
28New Jersey64,626
29Oklahoma57,496
30Nevada46,461
31Idaho44,020
32Arkansas40,914
33Iowa40,805
34New Mexico40,735
35Louisiana34,761
36Mississippi34,471
37Connecticut29,581
38Montana26,611
39Nebraska26,052
40West Virginia20,182
41Alaska18,083
42New Hampshire17,925
43Maine16,634
44District of Columbia15,537
45Hawaii14,118
46Vermont12,670
47Wyoming11,774
48Delaware8,674
49South Dakota8,526
50Rhode Island6,885
51North Dakota5,482
52Puerto Rico887

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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