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Serbian Ancestry in America

People of Serbian ancestry form an important group in several countries in North and South America. As per 2008 estimates, the Serbian diaspora numbered 4 million and It was estimated that 1–1.2 million in North America, and 20,000 in Central and South America.

According to the 2020 US Census, Serbian* ancestry is estimated at 0.5 million people. It also forms an important minority Group in Canada, Brazil, and Argentina.

* In 2003, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was reconstituted and re-named as a State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. 

Let’s have a look at Countries having significant Serbian ancestry

Serbian Americans are Americans who have full or partial Serb ethnic ancestry.  In the United States census of 2020, 0.5 million people identified as being fully or partly of Serbian ancestry. 

According to the United States Ancestry Census estimates 2020, there were 190,625 (0.06% of the US Population) people of Serbian descent in the U.S.  However, the number may be significantly higher, as there were some 236,624 (0.07%)  additional people who identified as Yugoslavian living in the United States.

Serbian Ancestry Statewise

Population wise California (42,068) has the largest number of people with Serbian and Yugoslavian Ancestry followed by Illinois (41,749), New York (29,167), Florida (26,594), and Pennsylvania (26,568).

List of States by Serbian and Yugoslavian Ancestry

#StatesSerbian Pop.Yugoslavian Pop.Combined Percent
1Alabama3197020.02%
2Alaska5832610.11%
3Arizona6,2236,9140.18%
4Arkansas2894110.02%
5California18,98923,0790.11%
6Colorado2,9914,6740.13%
7Connecticut1,1544,2010.15%
8Delaware3672630.07%
9District of Columbia7581590.13%
10Florida12,11114,4830.13%
11Georgia1,4416,1930.07%
12Hawaii4413150.05%
13Idaho6612,3450.17%
14Illinois24,55217,1970.33%
15Indiana8,7043,4840.18%
16Iowa9097,3880.26%
17Kansas5237850.04%
18Kentucky1,3504,2400.13%
19Louisiana5248430.03%
20Maine1633080.04%
21Maryland2,8061,8100.08%
22Massachusetts3,3102,6110.09%
23Michigan8,73015,1970.24%
24Minnesota4,3885,9190.18%
25Mississippi727130.03%
26Missouri2,10614,6530.27%
27Montana7791,5310.22%
28Nebraska8731,0120.10%
29Nevada3,3972,8690.21%
30New Hampshire5911,2900.14%
31New Jersey4,0125,8750.11%
32New Mexico7485300.06%
33New York9,92119,2460.15%
34North Carolina2,4523,6960.06%
35North Dakota1806190.11%
36Ohio17,9227,3970.22%
37Oklahoma2065010.02%
38Oregon1,4303,2960.11%
39Pennsylvania16,6479,9210.21%
40Rhode Island941790.03%
41South Carolina1,3251,9730.06%
42South Dakota2188600.12%
43Tennessee1,9112,3560.06%
44Texas6,25010,3430.06%
45Utah1,2644,2780.18%
46Vermont3221,0210.22%
47Virginia3,1204,4340.09%
48Washington3,1649,0640.16%
49West Virginia9334530.08%
50Wisconsin8,1434,0870.21%
51Wyoming2596450.16%

Source: US Census estimates 2020

Serbian Canadians are Canadians who have full or partial Serbian ancestry. Serbian Canadians account for about  0.39%  of the total population of Canada. It also includes Yugoslavian  descent.

According to the Canadian Census 2020, there were 96,535 people of Serbian descent and 38,480  people of Yugoslavian descent in Canada

Serbian Ancestry by Provinces

Province with significant populations Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Yukon.

List of Cities by Serbian Ancestry 

CitySerbian population (2016)
Toronto25,160
Hamilton10,000
Vancouver7,690
Mississauga5,930
Edmonton3,420
Calgary3,205
Windsor3,215
Montreal2,225
Niagara Falls2,000
Ottawa1,800

 

Source: Canada Census 2016

Serbians have small communities in South America. Largest in Argentina with estimated at 70,000 followed by Brazil  and Chile. According to the estimates, there were 100 thousand people of Serbians descent in South America.

Top South America Nations in Serbians descent.

  • Argentina 70,000
  • Brazil 21,000–30,000
  • Chile 7,000
  • Uruguay 5,200
  • Bolivia 4,000
  • Venezuela 2,000
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