American Ethnic Geography

A Cultural Geography of the United States and Canada

Map Gallery of Ethnic Groups in the United States

The 2000 Census provides the latest information about the many ethnic and ancestry groups in the United States. The following series of county-level choropleth maps, which reveals the distribution of many of these groups, draws on this resource. The maps are in PDF format and require the free Adobe Reader to view.

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To access the data source for these maps, visit the Census Bureau's American FactFinder site. On this site, you can produce your own ethnic group maps or produce downloadable tables.

  Leading Group by County

Leading Minority Group by County

    Absence of American Indians

    Absence of Blacks

    Absence of Asians

    Absence of Hispanics

    Absence of Minorities

Percent American Indian

    American Indian and White

    American Indian and Black

Percent Black or African American

Percent Asian

Percent Chinese

Percent Filipino

Percent Asian Indian

Percent Vietnamese

Percent Korean

Percent Japanese

Percent Hispanic

Percent Mexican

Percent Puerto Rican

Percent Cuban

Percent Irish

Percent Scots-Irish

Percent Scottish

Percent French

Percent French Canadian

Percent Cajun

Percent Dutch

Percent German

Percent Pennsylvania German

Percent Scandinavian

Percent Norwegian

Percent Swedish

Percent Danish

Percent Icelandic

Percent Finnish

Percent Italian

Percent Greek

Percent Hungarian

Percent Polish

Percent Russian

Percent Czech

Percent Ukrainian

Percent Arab

Percent Lebanese

The Census Bureau has also prepared a series of briefs on the major groups, as well as overviews of ancestry and the foreign-born population. These are also in PDF format. Each includes national-level summaries of population totals and distributions, including both detailed tables and maps.

Ancestry: 2000

The Foreign-Born Population: 2000

The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2000

The Black Population: 2000

The Hispanic Population

The Asian Population: 2000

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Created by JTK. Last revised August 25, 2004.