Last Names PETERSON

 

National Statistics

Summary

  • PETERSON is ranked as the 57th most popular family name in the United States with an estimated population of 364,090.
  • This name is in the 99th percentile, this means that nearly 0% of all the last names are more popular.
  • There are 114.19 people named PETERSON for every 100,000 Americans.
  • This name is most often used as a last name, 100% of the time.
  • Based on US Census Bureau data the estimated population of people named PETERSON is 324,822, the rank is 63 and the proportion per 100k Americans named PETERSON is 101.96.

Last Names PETERSON
National Statistics

MyNameStats statistics:

  • Population Est. 364,090 +/-0.6%
  • National Rank 57
  • Percentile Rank 1.00
  • Proportion/100k 114.2

US Census Bureau statistics:

  • Population Estimate 324,822
  • National Rank 63
  • Proportion/100k 101.96

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Race and Ethinicity

Summary

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name PETERSON is 86.3% White, 1.6% Hispanic origin, 9.6% Black, 0.5% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.3% Two or More Races, and 0.7% American Indian or Alaskan Native. These figures should be considered only as a rough estimate. The purpose of this graph is to compare the name's specific race and Hispanic origin distribution to the distribution in the general population of the US.

The vertical blue bars represent the race distribution of people that have the name. The yellow horizontal lines represent the race distribution of the general population. The amount by which the blue bars extend past the yellow horizontal lines determines how likely a person with the name will be part of a given race or Hispanic origin group.

On this basis, the people with the name PETERSON have a higher likelyhood of being White and a lower likelyhood of being Hispanic origin.

Ethnic and Cultural Name Categories

The first name PETERSON is included in the following name catgories:
  • Not Categorized

Race & Hispanic origin distribution
of the people with the name PETERSON

Race or Hisp. origin % people named % general pop. % diff.
White 86.3% 63.9% 22.4%
Hispanic origin 1.6% 16.3% -14.7%
Black 9.6% 12.3% -2.7%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0.5% 4.9% -4.4%
Two or more races 1.3% 1.8% -0.5%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.7% 0.7% 0.0%
 

State Statistics for Popularity and Rank

Summary

  • The state with the most people named PETERSON is California where 36,108 people have this name.
  • Minnesota is the state where you are most likely to meet a person named PETERSON, as 601.08 in every 100,000 Minnesotans have this name.
  • Highest percentile rank of any state for this name is 99th, this rank was reached in the states of Minnesota.
  • Minnesota is the state with the biggest positive difference between the actual state population and the projected state population based on the national average. (where the blue bar extends past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 more people than projected.
  • The state with the biggest negative difference is West Virginia (where the blue bar does not extend past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 fewer people than projected.
Midwest State Statistics Last-Names PETERSON State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Illinois 17,051 132.38 100.0% Indiana 4,868 73.8 99.9% Iowa 7,995 257.31 100.0% Kansas 4,480 154.25 99.9% Michigan 10,856 109.55 100.0% Minnesota 32,802 601.08 100.0% Missouri 1,323 44.18 99.0% Nebraska 5,151 273.77 100.0% North Dakota 3,490 471.95 100.0% Ohio 6,101 52.62 99.9% South Dakota 3,811 446.71 100.0% Wisconsin 18,996 329.94 100.0%

Midwest States
State stats for the first name PETERSON

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Illinois 17,051 132.38 100.0%
Indiana 4,868 73.8 99.9%
Iowa 7,995 257.31 100.0%
Kansas 4,480 154.25 99.9%
Michigan 10,856 109.55 100.0%
Minnesota 32,802 601.08 100.0%
Missouri 1,323 44.18 99.0%
Nebraska 5,151 273.77 100.0%
North Dakota 3,490 471.95 100.0%
Ohio 6,101 52.62 99.9%
South Dakota 3,811 446.71 100.0%
Wisconsin 18,996 329.94 100.0%
West State Statistics Last-Names PETERSON State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alaska 1,529 207.55 99.9% Arizona 9,544 141.78 100.0% California 36,108 93.06 100.0% Colorado 8,536 159.38 100.0% Hawaii 909 64.04 99.7% Idaho 4,919 300.95 100.0% Montana 2,950 288.16 100.0% Nevada 3,724 131.15 99.9% New Mexico 1,881 90.2 99.7% Oregon 8,044 202.61 100.0% Utah 14,170 481.49 100.0% Washington 17,458 247.23 100.0% Wyoming 1,445 247.43 99.9%

West States
State stats for the first name PETERSON

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alaska 1,529 207.55 99.9%
Arizona 9,544 141.78 100.0%
California 36,108 93.06 100.0%
Colorado 8,536 159.38 100.0%
Hawaii 909 64.04 99.7%
Idaho 4,919 300.95 100.0%
Montana 2,950 288.16 100.0%
Nevada 3,724 131.15 99.9%
New Mexico 1,881 90.2 99.7%
Oregon 8,044 202.61 100.0%
Utah 14,170 481.49 100.0%
Washington 17,458 247.23 100.0%
Wyoming 1,445 247.43 99.9%
Northeast State Statistics Last-Names PETERSON State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Connecticut 2,918 81.14 99.9% Maine 835 62.8 99.2% Massachusetts 4,415 65.45 99.9% New Hampshire 1,430 107.74 99.8% New Jersey 5,546 62.05 99.9% New York 10,617 53.77 100.0% Pennsylvania 7,146 55.88 99.9% Rhode Island 547 51.83 99.4% Vermont 419 66.94 99.5%

Northeast States
State stats for the first name PETERSON

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Connecticut 2,918 81.14 99.9%
Maine 835 62.8 99.2%
Massachusetts 4,415 65.45 99.9%
New Hampshire 1,430 107.74 99.8%
New Jersey 5,546 62.05 99.9%
New York 10,617 53.77 100.0%
Pennsylvania 7,146 55.88 99.9%
Rhode Island 547 51.83 99.4%
Vermont 419 66.94 99.5%
South State Statistics Last-Names PETERSON State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alabama 2,998 61.83 99.6% Arkansas 1,602 53.99 99.5% Delaware 583 62.34 99.7% Dist. of Columbia 488 74.06 99.4% Florida 15,365 77.24 100.0% Georgia 6,003 59.46 99.8% Kentucky 1,530 34.66 99.1% Louisiana 1,835 39.48 99.4% Maryland 3,819 63.9 99.9% Mississippi 1,323 44.18 99.0% North Carolina 6,627 66.65 99.9% Oklahoma 2,301 59.34 99.6% South Carolina 2,924 60.5 99.7% Tennessee 3,097 47.28 99.6% Texas 15,907 59.01 99.9% Virginia 5,041 60.54 99.9% West Virginia 400 21.62 97.0%

South States
State stats for the first name PETERSON

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alabama 2,998 61.83 99.6%
Arkansas 1,602 53.99 99.5%
Delaware 583 62.34 99.7%
Dist. of Columbia 488 74.06 99.4%
Florida 15,365 77.24 100.0%
Georgia 6,003 59.46 99.8%
Kentucky 1,530 34.66 99.1%
Louisiana 1,835 39.48 99.4%
Maryland 3,819 63.9 99.9%
Mississippi 1,323 44.18 99.0%
North Carolina 6,627 66.65 99.9%
Oklahoma 2,301 59.34 99.6%
South Carolina 2,924 60.5 99.7%
Tennessee 3,097 47.28 99.6%
Texas 15,907 59.01 99.9%
Virginia 5,041 60.54 99.9%
West Virginia 400 21.62 97.0%
 

Full Names with PETERSON as a Last Name

Summary

Shown are the top 20 most likely full names that have PETERSON as a last name. The length of the bars represents an estimate of the the number of people with the name expressed as a percentage of all the people named PETERSON.

The most popular full name is David PETERSON. 1.82% of all the people named PETERSON have this given name.

There are 5617 first names associated with this last name.

Top 20 Last Names
paired with the first name PETERSON

Rank Full Name % of pop
1 David PETERSON 1.82%
2 John PETERSON 1.61%
3 Robert PETERSON 1.61%
4 James PETERSON 1.45%
5 Mary PETERSON 1.08%
6 Michael PETERSON 1.06%
7 Richard PETERSON 0.98%
8 Barbara PETERSON 0.86%
9 Mark PETERSON 0.85%
10 Donald PETERSON 0.85%
11 Charles PETERSON 0.80%
12 Eric PETERSON 0.80%
13 Linda PETERSON 0.75%
14 Gary PETERSON 0.66%
15 Thomas PETERSON 0.64%
16 Brian PETERSON 0.64%
17 William PETERSON 0.64%
18 Carol PETERSON 0.64%
19 Patricia PETERSON 0.63%
20 Susan PETERSON 0.62%

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