rank in the most common names in the U.S.?
is identified by the U.S. Bureau of the Census as a surname with more than 100 occurrences in the United States for the year-2000 U.S. Census. In "Demographic Aspects of Surnames from Census 2000", the Census Bureau tabulated the surnames of all people who had obtained Social Security Numbers by the year 2000.
in terms of the most common surnames in America for 2000.
occurrences in the 2000 Census, according the U.S. government records.
Out of a sample of 100,000 people in the United States,
would occur an average of
Race / ethnic origin
The race categories shown in these files are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups: "White only", "Black only", "American Indian and Alaskan Native only", "Asian and Pacific Islander only", "Two or More Races", and "Hispanic".
For the last name of
the Census Bureau reports the following race / ethnic origin breakdown:
72.69 percent, or 27,215 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic White Only"
23.06 percent, or 8,634 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Black Only"
0.44 percent, or 165 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only"
0.73 percent, or 273 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native"
1.67 percent, or 625 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races"
- 1.42 percent, or 532 total occurrences, were "Hispanic Origin"
NOTE: Fields suppressed for confidentiality are assigned the value "Insignificant"
The presentation of data on this site focuses on summarized aggregates of counts and characteristics associated with surnames, and, as such, do not in any way identify any specific individuals.
All data is derived from David L. Word, Charles D. Coleman, Robert Nunziata and Robert Kominski (2008). "Demographic Aspects of Surnames from Census 2000". U.S. Census Bureau. Compiled by Rhett A. Butler .
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