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 5 years.

Total U.S. Asian Population

Population Year
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 2019 the total Asian population has increased by 1,688,904 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Asian people by 2023 could be 19,613,113.

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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 59,599 66,270 11.19%
Alaska 42,921 45,920 6.99%
Arizona 200,090 233,213 16.55%
Arkansas 40,336 45,504 12.81%
California 5,261,978 5,692,423 8.18%
Colorado 153,467 178,147 16.08%
Connecticut 150,670 161,257 7.03%
Delaware 33,643 37,009 10.01%
District of Columbia 23,822 27,592 15.83%
Florida 509,085 571,276 12.22%
Georgia 360,448 414,481 14.99%
Hawaii 530,551 537,355 1.28%
Idaho 21,711 24,287 11.86%
Illinois 645,642 698,524 8.19%
Indiana 121,729 151,979 24.85%
Iowa 62,997 75,741 20.23%
Kansas 75,653 85,794 13.40%
Kentucky 55,483 65,191 17.50%
Louisiana 77,818 80,806 3.84%
Maine 14,590 15,109 3.56%
Maryland 357,616 378,126 5.74%
Massachusetts 400,675 452,436 12.92%
Michigan 268,766 311,721 15.98%
Minnesota 240,786 268,181 11.38%
Mississippi 28,900 29,605 2.44%
Missouri 106,537 120,654 13.25%
Montana 7,187 8,259 14.92%
Nebraska 38,066 45,655 19.94%
Nevada 214,846 242,267 12.76%
New Hampshire 31,364 36,180 15.36%
New Jersey 804,989 840,168 4.37%
New Mexico 28,761 32,577 13.27%
New York 1,570,223 1,647,606 4.93%
North Carolina 244,076 292,992 20.04%
North Dakota 8,979 11,006 22.57%
Ohio 216,170 258,199 19.44%
Oklahoma 74,570 85,239 14.31%
Oregon 156,695 180,580 15.24%
Pennsylvania 392,595 436,324 11.14%
Puerto Rico 10,159 6,237 -38.61%
Rhode Island 34,213 35,958 5.10%
South Carolina 66,982 78,805 17.65%
South Dakota 10,152 12,627 24.38%
Tennessee 102,027 117,600 15.26%
Texas 1,124,011 1,357,273 20.75%
Utah 64,102 71,977 12.29%
Vermont 8,774 10,461 19.23%
Virginia 492,973 541,133 9.77%
Washington 535,501 631,333 17.90%
West Virginia 13,485 14,523 7.70%
Wisconsin 143,732 161,841 12.60%
Wyoming 5,319 5,025 -5.53%

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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