Number of American People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. American Population

Population Year
17,161,563 2019
17,615,464 2018
18,186,759 2017
18,846,260 2016
19,562,123 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total American population has decreased by 2,400,560 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of American people by 2023 could be 19,562,123.

Total U.S. American Population By State

We can also look at the data for American people in each individual state and whether the American 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 700,039 731,725 4.53%
Alaska 27,135 20,524 -24.36%
Arizona 300,527 227,313 -24.36%
Arkansas 313,178 288,150 -7.99%
California 929,971 836,054 -10.10%
Colorado 227,740 188,202 -17.36%
Connecticut 105,753 93,907 -11.20%
Delaware 41,798 49,425 18.25%
District of Columbia 8,776 8,320 -5.20%
Florida 1,495,009 1,402,389 -6.20%
Georgia 1,078,893 1,000,287 -7.29%
Hawaii 12,377 10,200 -17.59%
Idaho 133,869 101,183 -24.42%
Illinois 543,772 413,352 -23.98%
Indiana 656,798 506,459 -22.89%
Iowa 173,981 132,676 -23.74%
Kansas 204,230 161,357 -20.99%
Kentucky 831,120 633,963 -23.72%
Louisiana 415,873 348,485 -16.20%
Maine 92,773 79,051 -14.79%
Maryland 244,976 214,183 -12.57%
Massachusetts 220,899 193,382 -12.46%
Michigan 533,864 465,303 -12.84%
Minnesota 167,907 146,335 -12.85%
Mississippi 314,603 292,907 -6.90%
Missouri 561,456 445,581 -20.64%
Montana 66,675 50,065 -24.91%
Nebraska 69,294 61,402 -11.39%
Nevada 105,791 84,966 -19.69%
New Hampshire 62,207 49,556 -20.34%
New Jersey 279,432 224,265 -19.74%
New Mexico 76,141 64,615 -15.14%
New York 796,339 753,857 -5.33%
North Carolina 1,105,578 996,239 -9.89%
North Dakota 21,170 17,292 -18.32%
Ohio 877,544 719,461 -18.01%
Oklahoma 336,020 280,817 -16.43%
Oregon 181,909 167,680 -7.82%
Pennsylvania 570,858 489,761 -14.21%
Puerto Rico 40,629 38,667 -4.83%
Rhode Island 23,186 25,305 9.14%
South Carolina 539,064 499,079 -7.42%
South Dakota 29,328 29,095 -0.79%
Tennessee 1,022,547 834,439 -18.40%
Texas 1,312,242 1,326,396 1.08%
Utah 162,538 137,628 -15.33%
Vermont 45,932 44,028 -4.15%
Virginia 800,346 705,685 -11.83%
Washington 282,857 236,567 -16.37%
West Virginia 225,760 190,758 -15.50%
Wisconsin 188,959 157,485 -16.66%
Wyoming 43,089 24,409 -43.35%

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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