Number of Chinese People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Chinese Population

Population Year
4,113,299 2019
4,034,340 2018
3,948,201 2017
3,801,177 2016
3,693,977 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Chinese population has increased by 419,322 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Chinese people by 2023 could be 4,532,621.

Total U.S. Chinese Population By State

We can also look at the data for Chinese people in each individual state and whether the Chinese 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 11,286 12,770 13.15%
Alaska 2,365 2,172 -8.16%
Arizona 37,302 43,365 16.25%
Arkansas 6,364 6,613 3.91%
California 1,327,305 1,498,431 12.89%
Colorado 29,649 34,337 15.81%
Connecticut 34,948 36,953 5.74%
Delaware 7,232 8,703 20.34%
District of Columbia 5,900 6,494 10.07%
Florida 86,420 99,265 14.86%
Georgia 53,627 59,231 10.45%
Hawaii 56,402 55,035 -2.42%
Idaho 4,834 6,184 27.93%
Illinois 117,949 129,986 10.21%
Indiana 28,338 34,828 22.90%
Iowa 11,858 14,167 19.47%
Kansas 12,295 13,113 6.65%
Kentucky 10,143 9,925 -2.15%
Louisiana 11,716 11,844 1.09%
Maine 3,225 4,011 24.37%
Maryland 75,739 80,731 6.59%
Massachusetts 144,633 162,408 12.29%
Michigan 49,748 57,616 15.82%
Minnesota 27,764 29,610 6.65%
Mississippi 5,168 4,947 -4.28%
Missouri 23,355 28,221 20.83%
Montana 1,584 1,785 12.69%
Nebraska 5,904 6,382 8.10%
Nevada 32,572 36,081 10.77%
New Hampshire 6,884 7,421 7.80%
New Jersey 140,404 147,919 5.35%
New Mexico 6,332 6,146 -2.94%
New York 646,095 687,990 6.48%
North Carolina 40,726 46,893 15.14%
North Dakota 1,665 1,753 5.29%
Ohio 50,546 54,152 7.13%
Oklahoma 10,140 11,313 11.57%
Oregon 36,257 40,801 12.53%
Pennsylvania 100,019 108,538 8.52%
Puerto Rico 1,624 1,845 13.61%
Rhode Island 8,375 8,332 -0.51%
South Carolina 12,379 15,728 27.05%
South Dakota 1,736 1,687 -2.82%
Tennessee 16,339 20,199 23.62%
Texas 176,763 202,240 14.41%
Utah 12,565 14,363 14.31%
Vermont 1,903 2,999 57.59%
Virginia 66,040 75,893 14.92%
Washington 108,503 136,075 25.41%
West Virginia 3,227 3,131 -2.97%
Wisconsin 20,426 23,439 14.75%
Wyoming 1,028 1,079 4.96%

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.