Distribution of Swedish 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: Swedish

  • KEY
  • 2%
  • 4%
  • 6%
  • 8%
  • 12%
  • 16%
  • 20%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop
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Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Kittson County, Minnesota24.14%
2Isanti County, Minnesota18.07%
3Kanabec County, Minnesota17.72%
4Phelps County, Nebraska16.73%
5Lake County, Minnesota16.54%
6Chisago County, Minnesota16.48%
7Burnett County, Wisconsin14.81%
8Polk County, Nebraska14.1%
9Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota14.1%
10Florence County, Wisconsin13.88%
11Roseau County, Minnesota13.78%
12Marshall County, Minnesota13.77%
13Pine County, Minnesota13.27%
14Meeker County, Minnesota13.2%
15Cook County, Minnesota13.16%
16Polk County, Wisconsin13.14%
17Burt County, Nebraska12.96%
18Aitkin County, Minnesota12.64%
19Delta County, Michigan12.26%
20Carlton County, Minnesota12.21%

Top Counties by Population of Swedish

# County Population
1Hennepin County, Minnesota95,401
2Cook County, Illinois66,733
3King County, Washington63,653
4Maricopa County, Arizona59,628
5Los Angeles County, California58,550
6San Diego County, California40,238
7Ramsey County, Minnesota38,826
8Salt Lake County, Utah38,505
9Orange County, California36,635
10Anoka County, Minnesota32,338
11Dakota County, Minnesota30,095
12Snohomish County, Washington27,138
13Utah County, Utah24,904
14DuPage County, Illinois24,415
15Worcester County, Massachusetts23,599
16Washington County, Minnesota23,410
17Pierce County, Washington23,053
18St. Louis County, Minnesota23,039
19Winnebago County, Illinois22,175
20Middlesex County, Massachusetts21,974

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Minnesota7.78%429,773
2North Dakota3.95%29,709
3Nebraska3.93%74,807
4Utah3.65%111,061
5South Dakota3.28%28,322
6Washington3.03%221,141
7Idaho2.97%50,055
8Montana2.83%29,497
9Iowa2.57%80,491
10Oregon2.55%104,054
11Wyoming2.45%14,275
12Wisconsin2.45%141,465
13Colorado2.26%125,010
14Kansas2.11%61,251
15Alaska2.07%15,255
16Illinois2.01%258,022
17New Hampshire1.98%26,639
18Maine1.72%22,977
19Rhode Island1.64%17,287
20Vermont1.58%9,904
21Massachusetts1.58%107,926
22Connecticut1.54%54,987
23Arizona1.4%97,323
24Michigan1.39%138,301
25Nevada1.15%33,750
26Missouri0.99%60,084
27California0.98%385,176
28Indiana0.82%54,614
29Pennsylvania0.77%98,771
30Delaware0.75%7,165
31Florida0.73%149,588
32New Mexico0.71%14,850
33District of Columbia0.7%4,766
34Hawaii0.66%9,392
35Virginia0.65%55,103
36Oklahoma0.65%25,307
37New York0.59%116,317
38Ohio0.59%68,824
39New Jersey0.56%50,106
40North Carolina0.54%55,072
41Maryland0.53%31,932
42Texas0.53%147,268
43Arkansas0.51%15,253
44South Carolina0.45%22,442
45Tennessee0.45%30,111
46Georgia0.42%43,371
47Kentucky0.4%17,650
48West Virginia0.36%6,521
49Alabama0.3%14,708
50Louisiana0.28%12,868
51Mississippi0.27%8,200
52Puerto Rico0.01%211

Top States and Territories by Population of Swedish

# State Population
1Minnesota429,773
2California385,176
3Illinois258,022
4Washington221,141
5Florida149,588
6Texas147,268
7Wisconsin141,465
8Michigan138,301
9Colorado125,010
10New York116,317
11Utah111,061
12Massachusetts107,926
13Oregon104,054
14Pennsylvania98,771
15Arizona97,323
16Iowa80,491
17Nebraska74,807
18Ohio68,824
19Kansas61,251
20Missouri60,084
21Virginia55,103
22North Carolina55,072
23Connecticut54,987
24Indiana54,614
25New Jersey50,106
26Idaho50,055
27Georgia43,371
28Nevada33,750
29Maryland31,932
30Tennessee30,111
31North Dakota29,709
32Montana29,497
33South Dakota28,322
34New Hampshire26,639
35Oklahoma25,307
36Maine22,977
37South Carolina22,442
38Kentucky17,650
39Rhode Island17,287
40Alaska15,255
41Arkansas15,253
42New Mexico14,850
43Alabama14,708
44Wyoming14,275
45Louisiana12,868
46Vermont9,904
47Hawaii9,392
48Mississippi8,200
49Delaware7,165
50West Virginia6,521
51District of Columbia4,766
52Puerto Rico211

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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