Distribution of Icelander 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: Icelander

  • KEY
  • 0.65%
  • 1.3%
  • 1.95%
  • 2.6%
  • 3.9%
  • 5.2%
  • 6.5%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Pembina County, North Dakota7.53%
2Walsh County, North Dakota2.63%
3Cavalier County, North Dakota1.83%
4Burke County, North Dakota1.58%
5Adams County, North Dakota1.45%
6Kidder County, North Dakota0.89%
7Emery County, Utah0.59%
8Grand Forks County, North Dakota0.56%
9Traill County, North Dakota0.54%
10Clay County, Minnesota0.53%
11Carbon County, Utah0.49%
12Petroleum County, Montana0.46%
13McHenry County, North Dakota0.46%
14Towner County, North Dakota0.45%
15Whatcom County, Washington0.44%
16Juab County, Utah0.43%
17Burnet County, Texas0.41%
18Roseau County, Minnesota0.41%
19Cass County, North Dakota0.38%
20Adair County, Iowa0.37%

Top Counties by Population of Icelander

# County Population
1Utah County, Utah2,095
2King County, Washington1,955
3Snohomish County, Washington1,247
4Los Angeles County, California1,102
5Whatcom County, Washington959
6Maricopa County, Arizona902
7Hennepin County, Minnesota868
8Salt Lake County, Utah841
9San Diego County, California729
10Cass County, North Dakota663
11Riverside County, California636
12Orange County, California544
13Pembina County, North Dakota528
14Pierce County, Washington526
15Harris County, Texas434
16Cook County, Illinois427
17Middlesex County, Massachusetts420
18Grand Forks County, North Dakota391
19Wayne County, Michigan367
20Davis County, Utah360

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1North Dakota0.33%2,500
2Utah0.14%4,163
3Washington0.09%6,437
4Minnesota0.07%3,612
5Idaho0.06%929
6Alaska0.05%352
7Oregon0.04%1,487
8Montana0.03%303
9Colorado0.02%1,328
10District of Columbia0.02%141
11Nevada0.02%566
12Arizona0.02%1,318
13Wisconsin0.02%1,060
14California0.02%6,636
15Rhode Island0.02%169
16Iowa0.02%474
17Virginia0.01%1,159
18Massachusetts0.01%889
19Connecticut0.01%443
20South Dakota0.01%106
21Nebraska0.01%217
22Kansas0.01%321
23Wyoming0.01%60
24New Mexico0.01%214
25Michigan0.01%1,006
26Florida0.01%2,034
27Maryland0.01%573
28Oklahoma0.01%360
29Hawaii0.01%121
30Illinois0.01%1,090
31New Jersey0.01%705
32New York0.01%1,548
33West Virginia0.01%138
34North Carolina0.01%732
35Texas0.01%1,880
36Kentucky0.01%297
37Georgia0.01%675
38Ohio0.01%769
39South Carolina0.01%316
40Maine0.01%84
41Tennessee0.01%398
42Louisiana0.01%255
43Vermont0.01%33
44Mississippi0.01%154
45Pennsylvania0.01%668
46Missouri0%290
47Indiana0%300
48Delaware0%41
49New Hampshire0%52
50Arkansas0%71
51Alabama0%85
52Puerto Rico0%0

Top States and Territories by Population of Icelander

# State Population
1California6,636
2Washington6,437
3Utah4,163
4Minnesota3,612
5North Dakota2,500
6Florida2,034
7Texas1,880
8New York1,548
9Oregon1,487
10Colorado1,328
11Arizona1,318
12Virginia1,159
13Illinois1,090
14Wisconsin1,060
15Michigan1,006
16Idaho929
17Massachusetts889
18Ohio769
19North Carolina732
20New Jersey705
21Georgia675
22Pennsylvania668
23Maryland573
24Nevada566
25Iowa474
26Connecticut443
27Tennessee398
28Oklahoma360
29Alaska352
30Kansas321
31South Carolina316
32Montana303
33Indiana300
34Kentucky297
35Missouri290
36Louisiana255
37Nebraska217
38New Mexico214
39Rhode Island169
40Mississippi154
41District of Columbia141
42West Virginia138
43Hawaii121
44South Dakota106
45Alabama85
46Maine84
47Arkansas71
48Wyoming60
49New Hampshire52
50Delaware41
51Vermont33
52Puerto Rico0

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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