Distribution of Norwegian People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Norwegian

  • KEY
  • 4.65%
  • 9.3%
  • 13.95%
  • 18.6%
  • 27.9%
  • 37.2%
  • 46.5%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Steele County, North Dakota55.71%
2Griggs County, North Dakota55.3%
3Traill County, North Dakota51.29%
4Nelson County, North Dakota50.89%
5Divide County, North Dakota48.12%
6Marshall County, Minnesota47.55%
7Burke County, North Dakota44.87%
8Norman County, Minnesota44.06%
9Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota43.44%
10Pennington County, Minnesota39.69%
11Grant County, Minnesota39%
12Ramsey County, North Dakota38.95%
13Bottineau County, North Dakota38.56%
14Renville County, North Dakota38.36%
15Eddy County, North Dakota37.83%
16Towner County, North Dakota37.31%
17Clearwater County, Minnesota36.25%
18Pope County, Minnesota35.84%
19Polk County, Minnesota35.37%
20Winnebago County, Iowa34.74%

Top Counties by Population of Norwegian

# County Population
1Hennepin County, Minnesota145,393
2King County, Washington98,167
3Maricopa County, Arizona73,501
4Dane County, Wisconsin56,687
5Snohomish County, Washington55,429
6Dakota County, Minnesota54,771
7Los Angeles County, California52,584
8Cass County, North Dakota51,532
9Anoka County, Minnesota49,654
10Ramsey County, Minnesota49,176
11Pierce County, Washington46,613
12San Diego County, California41,594
13Cook County, Illinois39,612
14Orange County, California35,006
15Minnehaha County, South Dakota32,699
16Washington County, Minnesota31,331
17St. Louis County, Minnesota30,078
18Spokane County, Washington28,704
19Multnomah County, Oregon28,225
20Salt Lake County, Utah26,350

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1North Dakota24.89%187,219
2Minnesota14.66%810,342
3South Dakota13.6%117,510
4Montana9.05%94,243
5Wisconsin7.48%432,343
6Washington5.1%371,717
7Iowa4.75%148,637
8Oregon3.56%145,385
9Wyoming3.52%20,500
10Alaska3.2%23,666
11Idaho2.94%49,539
12Utah2.35%71,643
13Colorado2.18%120,738
14Nebraska1.9%36,223
15Arizona1.68%116,755
16Nevada1.33%38,770
17Illinois1.21%155,220
18Kansas1.04%30,242
19California0.96%374,070
20Vermont0.93%5,826
21New Hampshire0.88%11,856
22Maine0.81%10,769
23New Mexico0.78%16,240
24Michigan0.76%76,075
25Hawaii0.73%10,424
26Missouri0.72%43,971
27Oklahoma0.65%25,510
28Virginia0.59%50,002
29District of Columbia0.59%4,052
30Florida0.59%121,243
31Indiana0.57%37,501
32Massachusetts0.55%37,520
33Connecticut0.54%19,455
34Texas0.51%140,963
35Arkansas0.49%14,711
36New Jersey0.47%41,565
37Maryland0.45%27,265
38North Carolina0.45%45,900
39Tennessee0.45%30,038
40Delaware0.44%4,156
41New York0.42%82,162
42South Carolina0.39%19,552
43Ohio0.38%43,864
44Rhode Island0.37%3,941
45Georgia0.37%37,787
46Alabama0.34%16,401
47Kentucky0.33%14,823
48Pennsylvania0.32%40,757
49West Virginia0.26%4,707
50Mississippi0.25%7,578
51Louisiana0.25%11,632
52Puerto Rico0%87

Top States and Territories by Population of Norwegian

# State Population
1Minnesota810,342
2Wisconsin432,343
3California374,070
4Washington371,717
5North Dakota187,219
6Illinois155,220
7Iowa148,637
8Oregon145,385
9Texas140,963
10Florida121,243
11Colorado120,738
12South Dakota117,510
13Arizona116,755
14Montana94,243
15New York82,162
16Michigan76,075
17Utah71,643
18Virginia50,002
19Idaho49,539
20North Carolina45,900
21Missouri43,971
22Ohio43,864
23New Jersey41,565
24Pennsylvania40,757
25Nevada38,770
26Georgia37,787
27Massachusetts37,520
28Indiana37,501
29Nebraska36,223
30Kansas30,242
31Tennessee30,038
32Maryland27,265
33Oklahoma25,510
34Alaska23,666
35Wyoming20,500
36South Carolina19,552
37Connecticut19,455
38Alabama16,401
39New Mexico16,240
40Kentucky14,823
41Arkansas14,711
42New Hampshire11,856
43Louisiana11,632
44Maine10,769
45Hawaii10,424
46Mississippi7,578
47Vermont5,826
48West Virginia4,707
49Delaware4,156
50District of Columbia4,052
51Rhode Island3,941
52Puerto Rico87

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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