Dutch Ancestry in America
People of Dutch ancestry form an important group in several countries in North and South America. As per rough estimates, the Dutch Diaspora population is around 15 million worldwide.
As per the US Census 2020, the Dutch ancestry is estimated at 3.6 million people. It also forms an important minority Group in Canada (1.1 million), Brazil (1 million), Chile, and Argentina.
Let’s have a look at Americans Countries having significant Dutch ancestry
|Country||Estimated Population||Percentage of Pop.|
Dutch Americans are Americans who have full or partial Dutch ancestry whose ancestors came from the Netherlands in the recent or distant past. In the United States census of 2020, 3.7 million people identified as being fully or partly of Dutch ancestry.
According to the United States Ancestry Census estimates 2019, there were 3,692,889 (1.13% of the US Population) people of Dutch descent in the U.S.
Dutch Ancestry Statewise
The majority of the Dutch Americans live in Michigan, California, Montana, Minnesota, Illinois, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, New York, New Jersey,
Population wise Michigan (427,818) has the largest number of people with Dutch Ancestry followed by California (313,233), New York (204,250), Texas (178,457), and Florida (170,831).
Percentage-wise top US states with Dutch Ancestry are South Dakota (4.31%), Michigan (4.29%), Iowa (3.71%), Wisconsin (2.28%), and Utah (1.87%).
List of States by Dutch Ancestry Population
|9||District of Columbia||4,886||0.70%|
Source: US Census estimates 2020
Dutch Canadians are Canadians who have full or partial Dutch ancestry. Dutch Canadians account for about 3.23% of the total population of Canada
According to the Canadian Census 2020, there were 1,111,655 people of Dutch descent in Canada.
Dutch Ancestry Provinces
Ontario, with 527,750 people of Dutch ancestry, has the largest population of Dutch-Canadians in Canada followed by British Columbia (213,670) and Alberta (195,725).
Percentage-wise Yukon (5.01%) has the highest percentage of Dutch followed by Alberta (4.92%) and British Columbia (4.69%).
List of Provinces by Dutch Ancestry Population
|#||Provinces and Territories||Responses||Percentage|
|5||Newfoundland and Labrador||2,155||0.42%|
|10||Prince Edward Island||4,355||3.12%|
Source: Canada Census 2016
Dutch Brazilians are Brazilians who have full or partial Dutch ancestry. They are mainly descendants of immigrants from the Netherlands.
According to the Census estimates, there were 1 million people of Dutch descent in Brazil.
The majority of Dutch Brazilians reside in Espírito Santo, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Pernambuco and São Paulo. There are also small groups of Dutch Brazilians in Goiás, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro.
Source: 2015 estimates