Ancestry in Nassau County

Data from the Census Bureau's 2008-2010 American Community Survey on how residents identified their ancestry when given a selection of choices. Some towns are not listed because the number of residents surveyed was too small. Also, because this information is based on surveys, there is a different margin of error for each statistic. A complete listing of those margins and of all the data from Long Island, including information from 45 communities with populations of 20,000 or more, is available on this PDF.

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Ancestry Nassau Nassau percent Glen Cove Glen Cove percent Hempstead Hempstead percent Long Beach Long Beach percent North Hempstead North Hempstead percent Oyster Bay Oyster Bay percent
Italian 300,390 22.5 6,023 22.5 161,274 21.3 5,750 17.3 39,217 17.4 88,126 30.2
Irish 225,645 16.9 3,512 13.1 127,320 16.8 7,855 23.6 26,173 11.6 60,785 20.8
German 141,521 10.6 2,070 7.7 77,135 10.2 3,499 10.5 18,669 8.3 40,148 13.7
Polish 71,603 5.4 1,576 5.9 35,218 4.7 2,024 6.1 14,170 6.3 18,615 6.4
English 42,518 3.2 1,537 5.7 21,881 2.9 1,224 3.7 5,950 2.6 11,926 4.1
Russian 56,579 4.2 644 2.4 25,873 3.4 2,012 6.0 14,183 6.3 13,867 4.7
Greek 21,292 1.6 582 2.2 9,340 1.2 174 0.5 4,322 1.9 6,874 2.4
French (except Basque) 14,329 1.1 412 1.5 7,347 1.0 479 1.4 2,213 1.0 3,878 1.3
Scottish 8,091 0.6 353 1.3 3,662 0.5 149 0.4 1,494 0.7 2,433 0.8
American 41,455 3.1 333 1.2 23,858 3.2 1,205 3.6 6,683 3.0 9,376 3.2
West Indian (exludes Hispanic origin groups) 55,765 4.2 291 1.1 48,486 6.4 151 0.5 4,735 2.1 2,102 0.7
Hungarian 13,644 1.0 233 0.9 6,930 0.9 485 1.5 2,849 1.3 3,147 1.1
Ukrainian 5,682 0.4 153 0.6 2,714 0.4 144 0.4 982 0.4 1,689 0.6
Swedish 7,716 0.6 161 0.6 3,794 0.5 245 0.7 1,089 0.5 2,427 0.8
Lithuanian 3,831 0.3 136 0.5 1,847 0.2 255 0.8 518 0.2 1,075 0.4
Czech 4,497 0.3 141 0.5 2,222 0.3 304 0.9 582 0.3 1,248 0.4
Danish 2,279 0.2 121 0.5 1,135 0.2 17 0.1 274 0.1 732 0.3
Norwegian 5,918 0.4 143 0.5 3,337 0.4 - 0.0 695 0.3 1,743 0.6
Dutch 5,184 0.4 99 0.4 3,152 0.4 204 0.6 707 0.3 1,022 0.3
Subsaharan African 6,362 0.5 61 0.2 5,288 0.7 16 0.0 536 0.2 461 0.2
Scotch-Irish 3,232 0.2 63 0.2 1,716 0.2 130 0.4 564 0.3 759 0.3
Swiss 2,647 0.2 51 0.2 1,355 0.2 - 0.0 380 0.2 861 0.3
Welsh 1,796 0.1 20 0.1 894 0.1 19 0.1 367 0.2 496 0.2
French Canadian 3,322 0.2 38 0.1 1,890 0.3 37 0.1 455 0.2 902 0.3
Arab 7,846 0.6 33 0.1 4,287 0.6 105 0.3 2,221 1.0 1,200 0.4
Slovak 1,510 0.1 17 0.1 577 0.1 - 0.0 351 0.2 565 0.2
Portuguese 6,742 0.5 - 0.0 2,617 0.3 55 0.2 3,530 1.6 540 0.2
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