Cookies

We use cookies to understand how the website is being used and to ensure you get the best possible experience.
By continuing to use this site, you consent to this policy. About cookies

Population with German Ancestry in the U.S.

MONDAY, AUG 22, 2022

The national motto of the United States is, “E pluribus unum,” or “out of many, one.” But out of those many, a lot come from Germany, according to a Social Explorer analysis of 2016-20 American Community Survey data. Among the 81.6 million Americans who claim multiple ancestries, the greatest percentage – more than 36 percent — far trace their family roots to Germany.

The vast majority of Americans who claim at least partial German ancestry live on the Great Plains; the figure tops 86 percent in Pierce County, Neb., and Sheridan County, N.D. Indeed, seven of the 10 counties with the greatest percentage of people claiming German ancestry are in the Dakotas.

Check out the percentage of German-Americans in your county with Social Explorer’s intuitive, flexible reporting and mapping tools.

 

German Ancestry, 2020. Click here to explore further.

If you are interested in discovering the full data mapping and reporting capabilities of Social Explorer, feel free to request a quick demo or sign up for a free trial today.


Author: Frank Bass

Data insights are waiting to be uncovered
Get started

Already using Social Explorer? Log in.