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The KIM surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 194,067 109 0.072 719
United States (1880 census) 304 14141 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +193763 +14032 +0.071 +713
Other Countries
Australia 3,060 504 0.019 187
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for KIM by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 68,674 19 0.203 2,027
New York 17,997 42 0.095 948
New Jersey 13,597 19 0.162 1,616
Virginia 10,978 41 0.155 1,551
Illinois 10,495 64 0.085 845
Top States for KIM by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 2,671 4 0.220 2,205
California 68,674 19 0.203 2,027
New Jersey 13,597 19 0.162 1,616
Washington 9,216 35 0.156 1,564
Virginia 10,978 41 0.155 1,551


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

Classification and Origin of KIM

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

Ethnic distribution of KIM in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 970 0.5
Black/African American 699 0.36
Asian/Pacific 183,432 94.52
Native American/Alaskan 58 0.03
White (Caucasian) 5,046 2.6
Mixed Race 3,862 1.99

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

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

Meaning of KIM in historical publications

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

Similar names to KIM

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KIM.

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 KIM

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