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The BALK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,248 12634 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 220 17970 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +2028 +5336 +0.001 +4
Other Countries
Australia 68 19958 0.000 4
United Kingdom 45 26415 0.000 1
Top States for BALK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 279 1478 0.010 95
Illinois 227 6669 0.002 18
Michigan 224 6340 0.002 23
New York 178 12403 0.001 9
Minnesota 144 5859 0.003 29
Top States for BALK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 279 1478 0.010 95
South Dakota 26 6001 0.003 34
Minnesota 144 5859 0.003 29
Wisconsin 143 6814 0.003 27
Michigan 224 6340 0.002 23


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BALK live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BALK represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BALK in Iowa than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BALK by picking someone at random in Iowa than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BALK

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the BALK surname.

Ethnic distribution of BALK in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 342 15.21
White (Hispanic) 35 1.56
Mixed Race 11 0.49
White (Caucasian) 1,847 82.16
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BALK surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

BALK is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of BALK in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of BALK.

Similar names to BALK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BALK.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BALK

The following words are slight variants of BALK that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.