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Wisconsin
36.89%
North Dakota
35.4%
South Dakota
33.06%
Iowa
31.47%
Nebraska
31.28%
Minnesota
30.21%
Kansas
23.67%
Ohio
22.9%
Montana
22.46%
Pennsylvania
22.37%
Wyoming
21.86%
Missouri
21.69%
Indiana
19.78%
Michigan
18.25%
Colorado
17.43%
Illinois
17.19%
Oregon
16.88%
West Virginia
15.35%
Idaho
14.95%
Washington
14.85%
Alaska
14.2%
Kentucky
12.86%
Arizona
11.95%
Maryland
11.74%
Oklahoma
11.69%
Delaware
11.41%
Virginia
10.01%
Vermont
9.93%
Utah
9.51%
New Jersey
9.3%
New York
9.28%
Nevada
9.21%
North Carolina
9.08%
Arkansas
9.07%
Tennessee
8.71%
South Carolina
8.53%
Florida
8.34%
New Hampshire
8.32%
Connecticut
8.19%
New Mexico
8%
Texas
7.8%
Maine
7.56%
District of Columbia
7.44%
California
7.06%
Louisiana
6.77%
Alabama
6.09%
Georgia
6.01%
Hawaii
5.83%
Massachusetts
5.51%
Mississippi
4.88%
Rhode Island
4.87%

German Population by State 2024

German Population by State 2024

German Americans are a significant demographic in many states, with Wisconsin having the highest percentage of individuals who identify as German at 37.1%. Other Midwestern states also have large populations of German Americans, including North Dakota (35.8%), South Dakota (33.2%), Iowa (31.6%), and Nebraska (31.5%). In addition, Minnesota (30.4%) has a substantial German American population, as does Pennsylvania (22.4%), where over 2.8 million people report having German ancestry.

In other regions of the United States, German Americans are also present, albeit with lower percentages. For example, California has the largest number of German Americans with over 2.7 million individuals reporting German ancestry, but they make up only 7.1% of the state's population. Similarly, Texas has over 2.4 million individuals with German ancestry, representing 7.9% of the state's population. However, states like Mississippi (4.9%), Rhode Island (4.9%), and Hawaii (5.8%) have comparatively smaller German American populations.

German Population by State 2024

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State
German Population
German %
Wisconsin2,187,83036.89%
North Dakota279,24835.4%
South Dakota307,04433.06%
Iowa1,011,53331.47%
Nebraska622,03131.28%
Minnesota1,740,49330.21%
Kansas696,78823.67%
Ohio2,704,92322.9%
Montana256,64422.46%
Pennsylvania2,896,87322.37%
Wyoming128,21821.86%
Missouri1,347,94021.69%
Indiana1,363,12219.78%
Michigan1,832,07918.25%
Colorado1,030,80017.43%
Illinois2,151,98117.19%
Oregon713,61516.88%
West Virginia271,17415.35%
Idaho297,64714.95%
Washington1,164,37314.85%
Alaska104,17114.2%
Kentucky583,98612.86%
Arizona895,60511.95%
Maryland727,23411.74%
Oklahoma478,10311.69%
Delaware119,16811.41%
Virginia876,23910.01%
Vermont64,3349.93%
Utah328,5309.51%
New Jersey866,7299.3%
New York1,807,2269.28%
Nevada295,7579.21%
North Carolina996,0479.08%
Arkansas280,2749.07%
Tennessee627,2698.71%
South Carolina466,0698.53%
Florida1,917,0028.34%
New Hampshire116,9098.32%
Connecticut296,7888.19%
New Mexico169,1778%
Texas2,415,1077.8%
Maine105,9487.56%
District of Columbia51,1327.44%
California2,745,9187.06%
Louisiana308,8696.77%
Alabama313,1456.09%
Georgia670,0106.01%
Hawaii83,3625.83%
Massachusetts387,1355.51%
Mississippi143,4094.88%
Rhode Island53,5044.87%
United States42,298,51212.57%
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German Population by State 2024

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