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Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank
(Groups with populations exceeding one million)

RankEthnicityNumber
1. German 47,901,779
2. Irish 34,669,616
3. English 25,926,451
4. American 19,975,875
5. Italian 17,235,941
6. Polish 9,569,207
7. French 8,761,496
8. Scottish 5,460,679
9. Dutch 4,645,131
10. Norwegian 4,470,081
Note: 2010 Census figures. Ancestry is a broad concept that can mean different things to different people. The ancestry groups listed on this table were self-identified. The Census Bureau defines ancestry as a person's ethnic origin, heritage, descent, or "roots," which may reflect their place of birth, place of birth of parents or ancestors, and ethnic identities that have evolved within the United States. Many respondents listed more than one area of ancestry; the sum of the persons reporting the ancestry is greater than the total.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey.

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