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 6 years.

Total U.S. Chinese Population

Population Year
4,151,009 2020
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 2020 the total Chinese population has increased by 457,032 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Chinese people by 2025 could be 4,608,041.

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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 11,286 13,228 17.21%
Alaska 2,365 2,134 -9.77%
Arizona 37,302 43,791 17.40%
Arkansas 6,364 6,284 -1.26%
California 1,327,305 1,513,688 14.04%
Colorado 29,649 33,903 14.35%
Connecticut 34,948 37,058 6.04%
Delaware 7,232 9,023 24.76%
District of Columbia 5,900 6,973 18.19%
Florida 86,420 102,300 18.38%
Georgia 53,627 59,617 11.17%
Hawaii 56,402 53,958 -4.33%
Idaho 4,834 5,695 17.81%
Illinois 117,949 128,606 9.04%
Indiana 28,338 33,813 19.32%
Iowa 11,858 14,013 18.17%
Kansas 12,295 13,751 11.84%
Kentucky 10,143 10,199 0.55%
Louisiana 11,716 12,608 7.61%
Maine 3,225 4,004 24.16%
Maryland 75,739 80,249 5.95%
Massachusetts 144,633 168,453 16.47%
Michigan 49,748 55,414 11.39%
Minnesota 27,764 30,199 8.77%
Mississippi 5,168 4,890 -5.38%
Missouri 23,355 28,436 21.76%
Montana 1,584 1,641 3.60%
Nebraska 5,904 6,291 6.55%
Nevada 32,572 36,486 12.02%
New Hampshire 6,884 7,454 8.28%
New Jersey 140,404 147,358 4.95%
New Mexico 6,332 6,195 -2.16%
New York 646,095 692,663 7.21%
North Carolina 40,726 47,877 17.56%
North Dakota 1,665 1,218 -26.85%
Ohio 50,546 55,018 8.85%
Oklahoma 10,140 11,101 9.48%
Oregon 36,257 41,058 13.24%
Pennsylvania 100,019 110,924 10.90%
Puerto Rico 1,624 1,905 17.30%
Rhode Island 8,375 7,708 -7.96%
South Carolina 12,379 15,521 25.38%
South Dakota 1,736 1,690 -2.65%
Tennessee 16,339 20,713 26.77%
Texas 176,763 206,762 16.97%
Utah 12,565 14,081 12.07%
Vermont 1,903 2,701 41.93%
Virginia 66,040 74,365 12.61%
Washington 108,503 141,865 30.75%
West Virginia 3,227 2,885 -10.60%
Wisconsin 20,426 23,804 16.54%
Wyoming 1,028 1,343 30.64%

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 2020.

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