British Americans

Americans of British birth or descent

British American usually refers to Americans whose ancestral origin originates wholly or partly in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). In the 2017 American Community Survey 1,891,234 individuals or 0.6% of the responses self-identified as British.[1][not in the source given] It is primarily a demographic or historical research category for people who have at least partial descent from peoples of Great Britain and the modern United Kingdom, i.e. English, Scottish, Welsh, Scotch-Irish, Manx and Cornish Americans.

British Americans
Total population
Self-identified as British
1,891,234Increase (2017)[1][not in the source given]
0.6% of the total U.S. population.
Other estimates: 90,573,000[2][not in the source given]
23.3% of the total U.S. population
Regions with significant populations
Throughout the entire United States except parts of the Midwest
Predominantly in the South, Northeast and West regions.
English (American English, British English), Goidelic languages, Scots, Welsh
Mainly Protestant (especially Baptist, Congregationalist, Episcopalian, Methodist, Presbyterian and Quaker) and to a lesser extent Catholic, Latter-day Saint and Eastern or Oriental Orthodox
Related ethnic groups


  1. 1.0 1.1 SELECTED POPULATION PROFILE IN THE UNITED STATES - 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
  2. "About". Archived from the original on 2012-02-08. Retrieved 17 March 2015.