Number of Afghan People in the United States

In this article, we will explore the demographic data of Afghan people in the United States, and look at historical data to see whether the Afghan population is growing or declining.

First, let's take a look at the population of Afghan people in the United States for the last 5 years.

Total U.S. Afghan Population

Population Year
111,935 2019
101,088 2018
92,139 2017
87,271 2016
83,381 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Afghan population has increased by 28,554 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Afghan people by 2023 could be 140,489.

Total U.S. Afghan Population By State

We can also look at the data for Afghan people in each individual state and whether the Afghan population increased or decreased between 2015 and 2019.

For more details on the historical population figures for each state, click the link in the table below.

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 36 41 13.89%
Alaska 53 2 -96.23%
Arizona 1,105 1,887 70.77%
Arkansas 13 18 38.46%
California 37,482 49,166 31.17%
Colorado 1,414 1,579 11.67%
Connecticut 922 1,281 38.94%
Delaware 167 15 -91.02%
District of Columbia 67 52 -22.39%
Florida 1,489 1,412 -5.17%
Georgia 2,100 2,294 9.24%
Hawaii 0 178 100.00%
Idaho 65 271 316.92%
Illinois 797 1,441 80.80%
Indiana 191 165 -13.61%
Iowa 22 156 609.09%
Kansas 263 380 44.49%
Kentucky 177 526 197.18%
Louisiana 89 24 -73.03%
Maine 496 208 -58.06%
Maryland 1,734 2,342 35.06%
Massachusetts 848 595 -29.83%
Michigan 285 590 107.02%
Minnesota 196 428 118.37%
Mississippi 43 86 100.00%
Missouri 1,248 909 -27.16%
Montana 0 0 0.00%
Nebraska 366 471 28.69%
Nevada 682 626 -8.21%
New Hampshire 0 86 100.00%
New Jersey 3,167 2,127 -32.84%
New Mexico 247 306 23.89%
New York 7,908 7,449 -5.80%
North Carolina 626 725 15.81%
North Dakota 0 280 100.00%
Ohio 386 594 53.89%
Oklahoma 45 40 -11.11%
Oregon 512 513 0.20%
Pennsylvania 958 1,280 33.61%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 94 0 -100.00%
South Carolina 2 116 5,700.00%
South Dakota 159 218 37.11%
Tennessee 279 241 -13.62%
Texas 2,632 6,906 162.39%
Utah 595 608 2.18%
Vermont 0 0 0.00%
Virginia 11,657 19,588 68.04%
Washington 1,529 3,373 120.60%
West Virginia 15 4 -73.33%
Wisconsin 220 338 53.64%
Wyoming 0 0 0.00%

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, from the United States Census Bureau. The latest year for the ACS is currently 2019.

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