Number of Burmese People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Burmese Population

Population Year
169,915 2020
168,851 2019
160,339 2018
149,969 2017
138,260 2016
126,590 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Burmese population has increased by 43,325 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Burmese people by 2025 could be 213,240.

Total U.S. Burmese Population By State

We can also look at the data for Burmese people in each individual state and whether the Burmese 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 64 60 -6.25%
Alaska 2 14 600.00%
Arizona 3,105 3,717 19.71%
Arkansas 213 307 44.13%
California 16,324 15,899 -2.60%
Colorado 1,989 3,119 56.81%
Connecticut 746 356 -52.28%
Delaware 9 29 222.22%
District of Columbia 139 145 4.32%
Florida 3,133 5,278 68.46%
Georgia 5,281 5,368 1.65%
Hawaii 126 152 20.63%
Idaho 609 201 -67.00%
Illinois 3,594 5,123 42.54%
Indiana 8,292 18,514 123.28%
Iowa 3,660 6,313 72.49%
Kansas 2,413 3,320 37.59%
Kentucky 2,944 3,981 35.22%
Louisiana 389 505 29.82%
Maine 60 0 -100.00%
Maryland 4,356 4,870 11.80%
Massachusetts 577 1,089 88.73%
Michigan 2,452 4,691 91.31%
Minnesota 9,361 12,984 38.70%
Mississippi 14 24 71.43%
Missouri 1,000 1,727 72.70%
Montana 19 0 -100.00%
Nebraska 3,420 6,017 75.94%
Nevada 467 433 -7.28%
New Hampshire 33 152 360.61%
New Jersey 664 1,064 60.24%
New Mexico 37 51 37.84%
New York 14,668 14,848 1.23%
North Carolina 4,330 4,831 11.57%
North Dakota 0 0 0.00%
Ohio 1,667 1,970 18.18%
Oklahoma 1,711 5,001 192.29%
Oregon 1,010 2,130 110.89%
Pennsylvania 2,400 2,136 -11.00%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 382 305 -20.16%
South Carolina 852 915 7.39%
South Dakota 1,548 951 -38.57%
Tennessee 886 2,625 196.28%
Texas 14,770 16,709 13.13%
Utah 1,483 1,418 -4.38%
Vermont 201 341 69.65%
Virginia 1,595 2,058 29.03%
Washington 1,719 3,206 86.50%
West Virginia 61 3 -95.08%
Wisconsin 1,815 4,948 172.62%
Wyoming 0 17 100.00%

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 .

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