Number of Cape Verdean People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Cape Verdean Population

Population Year
80,572 2019
81,120 2018
81,075 2017
76,477 2016
75,356 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Cape Verdean population has increased by 5,216 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Cape Verdean people by 2023 could be 85,788.

Total U.S. Cape Verdean Population By State

We can also look at the data for Cape Verdean people in each individual state and whether the Cape Verdean 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 29 68 134.48%
Alaska 10 4 -60.00%
Arizona 147 288 95.92%
Arkansas 0 19 100.00%
California 1,452 1,645 13.29%
Colorado 19 8 -57.89%
Connecticut 2,598 2,300 -11.47%
Delaware 31 40 29.03%
District of Columbia 53 97 83.02%
Florida 1,937 1,642 -15.23%
Georgia 682 718 5.28%
Hawaii 51 84 64.71%
Idaho 0 13 100.00%
Illinois 76 155 103.95%
Indiana 4 26 550.00%
Iowa 9 20 122.22%
Kansas 57 13 -77.19%
Kentucky 49 36 -26.53%
Louisiana 33 49 48.48%
Maine 172 68 -60.47%
Maryland 483 449 -7.04%
Massachusetts 48,876 55,536 13.63%
Michigan 54 17 -68.52%
Minnesota 22 53 140.91%
Mississippi 36 89 147.22%
Missouri 0 12 100.00%
Montana 0 0 0.00%
Nebraska 0 0 0.00%
Nevada 82 48 -41.46%
New Hampshire 62 128 106.45%
New Jersey 837 335 -59.98%
New Mexico 0 12 100.00%
New York 814 562 -30.96%
North Carolina 489 302 -38.24%
North Dakota 4 19 375.00%
Ohio 155 191 23.23%
Oklahoma 57 39 -31.58%
Oregon 44 0 -100.00%
Pennsylvania 231 217 -6.06%
Puerto Rico 0 26 100.00%
Rhode Island 14,606 14,191 -2.84%
South Carolina 13 27 107.69%
South Dakota 0 0 0.00%
Tennessee 0 109 100.00%
Texas 515 199 -61.36%
Utah 13 13 0.00%
Vermont 36 99 175.00%
Virginia 431 566 31.32%
Washington 87 55 -36.78%
West Virginia 0 0 0.00%
Wisconsin 0 11 100.00%
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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