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 5 years.

Total U.S. Burmese Population

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

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Burmese population has increased by 42,261 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Burmese people by 2023 could be 211,112.

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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 64 37 -42.19%
Alaska 2 13 550.00%
Arizona 3,105 3,359 8.18%
Arkansas 213 261 22.54%
California 16,324 16,043 -1.72%
Colorado 1,989 3,530 77.48%
Connecticut 746 506 -32.17%
Delaware 9 25 177.78%
District of Columbia 139 166 19.42%
Florida 3,133 5,281 68.56%
Georgia 5,281 4,475 -15.26%
Hawaii 126 161 27.78%
Idaho 609 217 -64.37%
Illinois 3,594 5,080 41.35%
Indiana 8,292 17,349 109.23%
Iowa 3,660 7,112 94.32%
Kansas 2,413 3,112 28.97%
Kentucky 2,944 3,213 9.14%
Louisiana 389 451 15.94%
Maine 60 0 -100.00%
Maryland 4,356 4,783 9.80%
Massachusetts 577 771 33.62%
Michigan 2,452 4,764 94.29%
Minnesota 9,361 13,436 43.53%
Mississippi 14 17 21.43%
Missouri 1,000 1,725 72.50%
Montana 19 0 -100.00%
Nebraska 3,420 5,922 73.16%
Nevada 467 623 33.40%
New Hampshire 33 159 381.82%
New Jersey 664 1,146 72.59%
New Mexico 37 28 -24.32%
New York 14,668 15,479 5.53%
North Carolina 4,330 4,595 6.12%
North Dakota 0 0 0.00%
Ohio 1,667 2,071 24.24%
Oklahoma 1,711 3,700 116.25%
Oregon 1,010 1,636 61.98%
Pennsylvania 2,400 2,243 -6.54%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 382 343 -10.21%
South Carolina 852 1,246 46.24%
South Dakota 1,548 1,607 3.81%
Tennessee 886 2,716 206.55%
Texas 14,770 17,725 20.01%
Utah 1,483 1,145 -22.79%
Vermont 201 287 42.79%
Virginia 1,595 2,231 39.87%
Washington 1,719 3,241 88.54%
West Virginia 61 0 -100.00%
Wisconsin 1,815 4,821 165.62%
Wyoming 0 0 0.00%

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 2019.

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