Distribution of Scottish People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Scottish

  • KEY
  • 0.9%
  • 1.8%
  • 2.7%
  • 3.6%
  • 5.4%
  • 7.2%
  • 9%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Rich County, Utah14.6%
2Lexington city, Virginia8.65%
3Lincoln County, Nevada8.6%
4Gilliam County, Oregon8.23%
5Lincoln County, Maine6.62%
6Knox County, Maine6.55%
7Emery County, Utah6.52%
8Carroll County, New Hampshire6.49%
9Wheatland County, Montana6.42%
10Park County, Colorado6.38%
11Avery County, North Carolina6.38%
12Tooele County, Utah6.24%
13Haines Borough, Alaska6.04%
14Wheeler County, Oregon5.89%
15Shackelford County, Texas5.89%
16San Juan County, Washington5.86%
17Washington County, Vermont5.83%
18Caledonia County, Vermont5.82%
19Hancock County, Maine5.74%
20Lincoln County, Wyoming5.74%

Top Counties by Population of Scottish

# County Population
1Los Angeles County, California76,427
2Maricopa County, Arizona69,825
3King County, Washington57,136
4San Diego County, California52,803
5Harris County, Texas49,770
6Salt Lake County, Utah42,361
7Orange County, California42,147
8Cook County, Illinois36,155
9Tarrant County, Texas35,177
10Middlesex County, Massachusetts34,188
11Oakland County, Michigan33,578
12Utah County, Utah29,894
13Dallas County, Texas29,580
14Riverside County, California29,413
15Wake County, North Carolina27,313
16Clark County, Nevada26,739
17Wayne County, Michigan26,288
18Franklin County, Ohio25,314
19Snohomish County, Washington24,219
20Multnomah County, Oregon23,902

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Maine4.93%65,671
2Vermont4.36%27,276
3Utah4.36%132,869
4New Hampshire4.13%55,536
5Idaho3.17%53,536
6Wyoming3.06%17,800
7Oregon3.01%122,876
8Montana3%31,303
9Washington2.82%205,485
10Colorado2.55%141,081
11North Carolina2.36%239,304
12Alaska2.35%17,344
13South Carolina2.31%114,375
14Massachusetts2.18%148,859
15Michigan2.17%216,031
16Tennessee2.11%140,277
17Virginia2.08%175,219
18West Virginia2.07%37,788
19Kansas1.97%57,313
20Kentucky1.95%86,397
21Ohio1.81%210,803
22Alabama1.79%86,946
23Georgia1.77%181,747
24Missouri1.74%105,669
25Arizona1.73%119,939
26Indiana1.72%113,901
27Rhode Island1.71%18,063
28Arkansas1.69%50,486
29Oklahoma1.67%65,455
30Connecticut1.66%59,452
31Nevada1.59%46,501
32Maryland1.55%93,148
33Delaware1.53%14,520
34Florida1.53%314,688
35Mississippi1.52%45,463
36Iowa1.51%47,258
37Pennsylvania1.49%190,678
38New Mexico1.48%31,049
39Texas1.39%387,187
40District of Columbia1.33%9,116
41Nebraska1.29%24,501
42California1.26%492,521
43North Dakota1.2%9,045
44Minnesota1.19%65,731
45South Dakota1.16%10,061
46Illinois1.14%146,564
47Wisconsin1.08%62,155
48Hawaii1.07%15,214
49New York1.03%201,190
50New Jersey1.01%89,295
51Louisiana0.99%46,248
52Puerto Rico0.01%173

Top States and Territories by Population of Scottish

# State Population
1California492,521
2Texas387,187
3Florida314,688
4North Carolina239,304
5Michigan216,031
6Ohio210,803
7Washington205,485
8New York201,190
9Pennsylvania190,678
10Georgia181,747
11Virginia175,219
12Massachusetts148,859
13Illinois146,564
14Colorado141,081
15Tennessee140,277
16Utah132,869
17Oregon122,876
18Arizona119,939
19South Carolina114,375
20Indiana113,901
21Missouri105,669
22Maryland93,148
23New Jersey89,295
24Alabama86,946
25Kentucky86,397
26Minnesota65,731
27Maine65,671
28Oklahoma65,455
29Wisconsin62,155
30Connecticut59,452
31Kansas57,313
32New Hampshire55,536
33Idaho53,536
34Arkansas50,486
35Iowa47,258
36Nevada46,501
37Louisiana46,248
38Mississippi45,463
39West Virginia37,788
40Montana31,303
41New Mexico31,049
42Vermont27,276
43Nebraska24,501
44Rhode Island18,063
45Wyoming17,800
46Alaska17,344
47Hawaii15,214
48Delaware14,520
49South Dakota10,061
50District of Columbia9,116
51North Dakota9,045
52Puerto Rico173

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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