Distribution of German People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: German

  • KEY
  • 9.1%
  • 18.2%
  • 27.3%
  • 36.4%
  • 54.6%
  • 72.8%
  • 91%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1McIntosh County, North Dakota70.12%
2Campbell County, South Dakota67.8%
3Logan County, North Dakota67.72%
4Emmons County, North Dakota67.63%
5McPherson County, South Dakota67.51%
6Grant County, North Dakota65.59%
7Cedar County, Nebraska63.33%
8Brown County, Minnesota62.06%
9Oliver County, North Dakota61.62%
10Pierce County, Nebraska61.13%
11Edmunds County, South Dakota60.81%
12Hutchinson County, South Dakota60.3%
13Carroll County, Iowa60.22%
14LaMoure County, North Dakota60%
15Kidder County, North Dakota59.88%
16Sibley County, Minnesota59.03%
17Morton County, North Dakota56.65%
18Stanton County, Nebraska56.21%
19Keya Paha County, Nebraska55.93%
20Putnam County, Ohio55.84%

Top Counties by Population of German

# County Population
1Maricopa County, Arizona552,809
2Cook County, Illinois509,086
3Los Angeles County, California447,674
4San Diego County, California325,370
5Hennepin County, Minnesota310,827
6Allegheny County, Pennsylvania305,975
7King County, Washington304,405
8Harris County, Texas296,727
9Orange County, California268,426
10Franklin County, Ohio254,152
11St. Louis County, Missouri247,531
12Milwaukee County, Wisconsin229,941
13Erie County, New York219,322
14Oakland County, Michigan214,697
15Hamilton County, Ohio214,601
16Suffolk County, New York201,686
17Clark County, Nevada197,588
18Cuyahoga County, Ohio195,607
19Dane County, Wisconsin194,788
20Tarrant County, Texas192,293

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1North Dakota39.48%297,000
2Wisconsin39.16%2,263,091
3South Dakota37.32%322,546
4Nebraska34.11%649,691
5Iowa33.58%1,051,791
6Minnesota32.6%1,801,733
7Kansas25.49%741,400
8Montana24.79%258,215
9Ohio24.44%2,845,698
10Pennsylvania23.9%3,057,494
11Missouri23.23%1,414,924
12Wyoming22.41%130,369
13Indiana21.97%1,458,426
14Michigan19.42%1,933,730
15Colorado19.16%1,059,973
16Oregon18.09%738,439
17Illinois17.81%2,283,588
18Idaho16.95%286,048
19Washington16.92%1,233,843
20West Virginia16.52%302,147
21Alaska14.92%110,209
22Kentucky13.71%608,889
23Arizona13%902,898
24Maryland12.94%776,631
25Oklahoma12.87%504,109
26Delaware12.15%115,370
27Virginia11%925,756
28Utah10.75%327,289
29Nevada10.73%313,734
30New Jersey10.21%906,811
31North Carolina10.05%1,021,009
32Vermont10%62,494
33Arkansas9.91%296,338
34South Carolina9.69%480,028
35New York9.61%1,884,355
36Florida9.46%1,948,364
37Tennessee9.29%617,583
38Texas8.97%2,500,865
39New Hampshire8.94%120,174
40Connecticut8.82%315,711
41Maine8.08%107,674
42New Mexico7.98%166,960
43California7.58%2,966,459
44Louisiana7.04%328,509
45District of Columbia7.03%48,115
46Georgia6.68%688,117
47Alabama6.45%313,530
48Massachusetts5.78%394,909
49Hawaii5.71%81,130
50Rhode Island5.05%53,359
51Mississippi4.93%147,233
52Puerto Rico0.06%2,161

Top States and Territories by Population of German

# State Population
1Pennsylvania3,057,494
2California2,966,459
3Ohio2,845,698
4Texas2,500,865
5Illinois2,283,588
6Wisconsin2,263,091
7Florida1,948,364
8Michigan1,933,730
9New York1,884,355
10Minnesota1,801,733
11Indiana1,458,426
12Missouri1,414,924
13Washington1,233,843
14Colorado1,059,973
15Iowa1,051,791
16North Carolina1,021,009
17Virginia925,756
18New Jersey906,811
19Arizona902,898
20Maryland776,631
21Kansas741,400
22Oregon738,439
23Georgia688,117
24Nebraska649,691
25Tennessee617,583
26Kentucky608,889
27Oklahoma504,109
28South Carolina480,028
29Massachusetts394,909
30Louisiana328,509
31Utah327,289
32South Dakota322,546
33Connecticut315,711
34Nevada313,734
35Alabama313,530
36West Virginia302,147
37North Dakota297,000
38Arkansas296,338
39Idaho286,048
40Montana258,215
41New Mexico166,960
42Mississippi147,233
43Wyoming130,369
44New Hampshire120,174
45Delaware115,370
46Alaska110,209
47Maine107,674
48Hawaii81,130
49Vermont62,494
50Rhode Island53,359
51District of Columbia48,115
52Puerto Rico2,161

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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