Number of Asian People in the United States

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

First, let's take a look at the population of Asian people in the United States for the last 6 years.

Total U.S. Asian Population

Population Year
18,421,637 2020
17,924,209 2019
17,574,550 2018
17,186,320 2017
16,614,625 2016
16,235,305 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Asian population has increased by 2,186,332 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Asian people by 2025 could be 20,607,969.

Total U.S. Asian Population By State

We can also look at the data for Asian people in each individual state and whether the Asian 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 59,599 67,909 13.94%
Alaska 42,921 47,289 10.18%
Arizona 200,090 239,190 19.54%
Arkansas 40,336 46,130 14.36%
California 5,261,978 5,834,312 10.88%
Colorado 153,467 181,733 18.42%
Connecticut 150,670 163,262 8.36%
Delaware 33,643 38,528 14.52%
District of Columbia 23,822 28,762 20.74%
Florida 509,085 590,668 16.03%
Georgia 360,448 434,603 20.57%
Hawaii 530,551 534,519 0.75%
Idaho 21,711 24,501 12.85%
Illinois 645,642 709,567 9.90%
Indiana 121,729 158,705 30.38%
Iowa 62,997 79,296 25.87%
Kansas 75,653 87,093 15.12%
Kentucky 55,483 68,139 22.81%
Louisiana 77,818 80,930 4.00%
Maine 14,590 15,270 4.66%
Maryland 357,616 384,429 7.50%
Massachusetts 400,675 466,044 16.31%
Michigan 268,766 316,844 17.89%
Minnesota 240,786 275,242 14.31%
Mississippi 28,900 29,742 2.91%
Missouri 106,537 123,810 16.21%
Montana 7,187 8,664 20.55%
Nebraska 38,066 47,944 25.95%
Nevada 214,846 252,314 17.44%
New Hampshire 31,364 36,581 16.63%
New Jersey 804,989 857,873 6.57%
New Mexico 28,761 33,695 17.16%
New York 1,570,223 1,674,216 6.62%
North Carolina 244,076 308,958 26.58%
North Dakota 8,979 11,979 33.41%
Ohio 216,170 268,527 24.22%
Oklahoma 74,570 87,033 16.71%
Oregon 156,695 187,801 19.85%
Pennsylvania 392,595 449,320 14.45%
Puerto Rico 10,159 5,882 -42.10%
Rhode Island 34,213 36,536 6.79%
South Carolina 66,982 83,573 24.77%
South Dakota 10,152 12,413 22.27%
Tennessee 102,027 122,897 20.46%
Texas 1,124,011 1,415,664 25.95%
Utah 64,102 73,190 14.18%
Vermont 8,774 10,126 15.41%
Virginia 492,973 570,398 15.71%
Washington 535,501 662,902 23.79%
West Virginia 13,485 14,228 5.51%
Wisconsin 143,732 163,396 13.68%
Wyoming 5,319 4,892 -8.03%

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.

Link To or Reference This Page

We spent a lot of time downloading, cleaning, merging, and formatting the data that is shown on the site.

If you found the data or information on this page useful in your research, please use the tool below to properly cite or reference Name Census as the source. We appreciate your support!

  • "Number of Asian People in the United States". NameCensus.com. Accessed on December 2, 2022. https://namecensus.com/ancestry/asian/.

  • "Number of Asian People in the United States". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/ancestry/asian/. Accessed 2 December, 2022

  • Number of Asian People in the United States. NameCensus.com. Retrieved from https://namecensus.com/ancestry/asian/.