Number of Arab People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Arab Population

Population Year
201,941 2019
210,306 2018
209,998 2017
214,761 2016
220,921 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Arab population has decreased by 18,980 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Arab people by 2023 could be 220,921.

Total U.S. Arab Population By State

We can also look at the data for Arab people in each individual state and whether the Arab 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 961 1,064 10.72%
Alaska 1 35 3,400.00%
Arizona 4,057 4,093 0.89%
Arkansas 953 900 -5.56%
California 34,338 31,053 -9.57%
Colorado 2,022 2,007 -0.74%
Connecticut 2,595 1,928 -25.70%
Delaware 69 165 139.13%
District of Columbia 260 351 35.00%
Florida 11,919 10,480 -12.07%
Georgia 3,228 2,966 -8.12%
Hawaii 55 204 270.91%
Idaho 705 1,358 92.62%
Illinois 18,554 12,048 -35.07%
Indiana 3,219 3,473 7.89%
Iowa 764 833 9.03%
Kansas 989 796 -19.51%
Kentucky 2,559 2,278 -10.98%
Louisiana 2,652 3,492 31.67%
Maine 480 334 -30.42%
Maryland 2,312 2,011 -13.02%
Massachusetts 4,888 4,560 -6.71%
Michigan 30,943 31,729 2.54%
Minnesota 1,547 1,733 12.02%
Mississippi 700 1,971 181.57%
Missouri 2,038 2,057 0.93%
Montana 89 132 48.31%
Nebraska 944 667 -29.34%
Nevada 1,585 582 -63.28%
New Hampshire 284 167 -41.20%
New Jersey 7,493 7,747 3.39%
New Mexico 471 954 102.55%
New York 18,969 16,206 -14.57%
North Carolina 3,619 4,484 23.90%
North Dakota 259 297 14.67%
Ohio 10,329 8,661 -16.15%
Oklahoma 1,604 1,075 -32.98%
Oregon 2,080 1,671 -19.66%
Pennsylvania 5,048 4,628 -8.32%
Puerto Rico 390 507 30.00%
Rhode Island 949 701 -26.13%
South Carolina 784 612 -21.94%
South Dakota 208 187 -10.10%
Tennessee 5,906 3,702 -37.32%
Texas 13,438 13,648 1.56%
Utah 329 332 0.91%
Vermont 88 104 18.18%
Virginia 8,696 6,053 -30.39%
Washington 2,492 2,210 -11.32%
West Virginia 548 784 43.07%
Wisconsin 1,875 2,418 28.96%
Wyoming 26 0 -100.00%

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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