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 6 years.

Total U.S. Arab Population

Population Year
182,477 2020
201,941 2019
210,306 2018
209,998 2017
214,761 2016
220,921 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Arab population has decreased by 38,444 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Arab people by 2025 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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 961 1,051 9.37%
Alaska 1 34 3,300.00%
Arizona 4,057 3,085 -23.96%
Arkansas 953 914 -4.09%
California 34,338 26,663 -22.35%
Colorado 2,022 1,910 -5.54%
Connecticut 2,595 1,865 -28.13%
Delaware 69 417 504.35%
District of Columbia 260 274 5.38%
Florida 11,919 9,068 -23.92%
Georgia 3,228 1,967 -39.06%
Hawaii 55 212 285.45%
Idaho 705 630 -10.64%
Illinois 18,554 10,930 -41.09%
Indiana 3,219 2,510 -22.03%
Iowa 764 703 -7.98%
Kansas 989 681 -31.14%
Kentucky 2,559 1,959 -23.45%
Louisiana 2,652 2,594 -2.19%
Maine 480 258 -46.25%
Maryland 2,312 3,207 38.71%
Massachusetts 4,888 3,590 -26.55%
Michigan 30,943 29,757 -3.83%
Minnesota 1,547 1,457 -5.82%
Mississippi 700 2,171 210.14%
Missouri 2,038 2,181 7.02%
Montana 89 113 26.97%
Nebraska 944 580 -38.56%
Nevada 1,585 536 -66.18%
New Hampshire 284 98 -65.49%
New Jersey 7,493 6,385 -14.79%
New Mexico 471 1,018 116.14%
New York 18,969 15,636 -17.57%
North Carolina 3,619 4,319 19.34%
North Dakota 259 327 26.25%
Ohio 10,329 7,683 -25.62%
Oklahoma 1,604 919 -42.71%
Oregon 2,080 1,465 -29.57%
Pennsylvania 5,048 4,035 -20.07%
Puerto Rico 390 560 43.59%
Rhode Island 949 668 -29.61%
South Carolina 784 417 -46.81%
South Dakota 208 302 45.19%
Tennessee 5,906 3,893 -34.08%
Texas 13,438 12,830 -4.52%
Utah 329 309 -6.08%
Vermont 88 101 14.77%
Virginia 8,696 5,941 -31.68%
Washington 2,492 2,009 -19.38%
West Virginia 548 612 11.68%
Wisconsin 1,875 2,193 16.96%
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 2020.

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