Number of British People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. British Population

Population Year
851,143 2019
786,571 2018
718,653 2017
677,427 2016
660,351 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total British population has increased by 190,792 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of British people by 2023 could be 1,041,935.

Total U.S. British Population By State

We can also look at the data for British people in each individual state and whether the British 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 12,406 14,438 16.38%
Alaska 1,542 1,960 27.11%
Arizona 15,009 21,656 44.29%
Arkansas 5,096 7,341 44.05%
California 77,113 95,949 24.43%
Colorado 15,087 18,650 23.62%
Connecticut 9,210 9,578 4.00%
Delaware 2,135 2,538 18.88%
District of Columbia 2,343 2,532 8.07%
Florida 55,327 68,264 23.38%
Georgia 27,820 35,322 26.97%
Hawaii 1,824 1,772 -2.85%
Idaho 4,953 7,723 55.93%
Illinois 16,161 20,312 25.69%
Indiana 11,558 17,096 47.91%
Iowa 3,391 5,176 52.64%
Kansas 5,464 7,293 33.47%
Kentucky 9,693 13,978 44.21%
Louisiana 5,327 7,117 33.60%
Maine 4,606 6,113 32.72%
Maryland 13,963 16,071 15.10%
Massachusetts 14,953 18,407 23.10%
Michigan 15,974 19,621 22.83%
Minnesota 5,613 7,481 33.28%
Mississippi 4,459 6,387 43.24%
Missouri 9,618 13,463 39.98%
Montana 1,687 2,688 59.34%
Nebraska 2,215 3,108 40.32%
Nevada 5,368 7,714 43.70%
New Hampshire 3,736 5,058 35.39%
New Jersey 12,804 12,383 -3.29%
New Mexico 3,329 5,215 56.65%
New York 30,050 32,507 8.18%
North Carolina 27,440 35,588 29.69%
North Dakota 351 637 81.48%
Ohio 18,525 26,845 44.91%
Oklahoma 6,344 10,015 57.87%
Oregon 12,915 17,036 31.91%
Pennsylvania 17,848 22,098 23.81%
Puerto Rico 37 104 181.08%
Rhode Island 1,899 2,058 8.37%
South Carolina 12,681 17,618 38.93%
South Dakota 791 882 11.50%
Tennessee 15,836 23,568 48.83%
Texas 54,086 70,520 30.38%
Utah 20,363 28,424 39.59%
Vermont 2,420 2,634 8.84%
Virginia 27,612 34,872 26.29%
Washington 22,534 31,117 38.09%
West Virginia 2,614 4,196 60.52%
Wisconsin 4,901 6,323 29.01%
Wyoming 1,357 1,801 32.72%

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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