Distribution of Pennsylvania German People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Pennsylvania German

  • KEY
  • 0.75%
  • 1.5%
  • 2.25%
  • 3%
  • 4.5%
  • 6%
  • 7.5%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Holmes County, Ohio8.79%
2Vernon County, Wisconsin7.06%
3Mifflin County, Pennsylvania7.06%
4LaGrange County, Indiana5.7%
5Geauga County, Ohio5.07%
6Douglas County, Illinois4.83%
7Davis County, Iowa4.78%
8Juniata County, Pennsylvania4.74%
9Snyder County, Pennsylvania4.39%
10Carbon County, Pennsylvania4.16%
11Lehigh County, Pennsylvania4.01%
12Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania3.94%
13Northumberland County, Pennsylvania3.52%
14Lawrence County, Tennessee3.44%
15Columbia County, Pennsylvania3.33%
16Daviess County, Missouri3.28%
17Clinton County, Pennsylvania3.24%
18Haskell County, Kansas3.24%
19Northampton County, Pennsylvania3.21%
20Mercer County, Missouri3.14%

Top Counties by Population of Pennsylvania German

# County Population
1Lehigh County, Pennsylvania14,557
2Berks County, Pennsylvania12,595
3Lancaster County, Pennsylvania10,981
4Northampton County, Pennsylvania9,676
5Montgomery County, Pennsylvania8,472
6Bucks County, Pennsylvania8,335
7Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania5,658
8Chester County, Pennsylvania5,309
9Geauga County, Ohio4,765
10Dauphin County, Pennsylvania4,027
11York County, Pennsylvania3,952
12Holmes County, Ohio3,855
13Monroe County, Pennsylvania3,808
14Luzerne County, Pennsylvania3,745
15Lebanon County, Pennsylvania3,583
16Mifflin County, Pennsylvania3,273
17Northumberland County, Pennsylvania3,248
18Trumbull County, Ohio2,913
19Elkhart County, Indiana2,869
20Carbon County, Pennsylvania2,659

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Pennsylvania1.17%149,860
2Ohio0.27%31,939
3Delaware0.23%2,205
4Indiana0.19%12,739
5Wisconsin0.15%8,445
6Iowa0.14%4,364
7Kansas0.09%2,497
8Michigan0.08%7,560
9Nebraska0.08%1,431
10New York0.07%13,035
11New Jersey0.07%5,859
12Wyoming0.06%364
13South Dakota0.06%508
14Montana0.06%587
15Kentucky0.05%2,363
16Maryland0.05%3,115
17Missouri0.05%3,139
18West Virginia0.05%854
19Oregon0.04%1,800
20Tennessee0.04%2,903
21Colorado0.04%2,408
22Illinois0.04%5,226
23New Hampshire0.04%533
24Washington0.04%2,801
25Minnesota0.04%2,105
26Florida0.04%7,543
27North Dakota0.04%272
28Virginia0.04%3,046
29Maine0.04%468
30Arizona0.03%2,196
31Oklahoma0.03%1,229
32South Carolina0.03%1,542
33Idaho0.03%524
34Alaska0.03%228
35New Mexico0.03%632
36Nevada0.03%800
37North Carolina0.03%2,585
38Rhode Island0.02%257
39Vermont0.02%149
40Arkansas0.02%565
41Connecticut0.02%610
42Georgia0.02%1,689
43Texas0.02%4,328
44District of Columbia0.02%104
45California0.02%5,915
46Massachusetts0.01%839
47Hawaii0.01%164
48Mississippi0.01%322
49Alabama0.01%489
50Utah0.01%198
51Louisiana0%217
52Puerto Rico0%0

Top States and Territories by Population of Pennsylvania German

# State Population
1Pennsylvania149,860
2Ohio31,939
3New York13,035
4Indiana12,739
5Wisconsin8,445
6Michigan7,560
7Florida7,543
8California5,915
9New Jersey5,859
10Illinois5,226
11Iowa4,364
12Texas4,328
13Missouri3,139
14Maryland3,115
15Virginia3,046
16Tennessee2,903
17Washington2,801
18North Carolina2,585
19Kansas2,497
20Colorado2,408
21Kentucky2,363
22Delaware2,205
23Arizona2,196
24Minnesota2,105
25Oregon1,800
26Georgia1,689
27South Carolina1,542
28Nebraska1,431
29Oklahoma1,229
30West Virginia854
31Massachusetts839
32Nevada800
33New Mexico632
34Connecticut610
35Montana587
36Arkansas565
37New Hampshire533
38Idaho524
39South Dakota508
40Alabama489
41Maine468
42Wyoming364
43Mississippi322
44North Dakota272
45Rhode Island257
46Alaska228
47Louisiana217
48Utah198
49Hawaii164
50Vermont149
51District of Columbia104
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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