Number of English People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. English Population

Population Year
7,521,336 2019
7,876,864 2018
8,271,717 2017
8,655,113 2016
8,992,416 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total English population has decreased by 1,471,080 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of English people by 2023 could be 8,992,416.

Total U.S. English Population By State

We can also look at the data for English people in each individual state and whether the English 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 198,527 158,850 -19.99%
Alaska 16,424 12,774 -22.22%
Arizona 197,050 174,252 -11.57%
Arkansas 137,579 92,334 -32.89%
California 657,491 507,619 -22.79%
Colorado 159,242 141,724 -11.00%
Connecticut 77,578 63,297 -18.41%
Delaware 35,424 28,298 -20.12%
District of Columbia 9,559 7,489 -21.65%
Florida 551,355 482,314 -12.52%
Georgia 422,576 341,845 -19.10%
Hawaii 13,414 10,441 -22.16%
Idaho 110,672 114,796 3.73%
Illinois 220,496 177,653 -19.43%
Indiana 236,190 203,002 -14.05%
Iowa 84,504 68,043 -19.48%
Kansas 99,624 93,578 -6.07%
Kentucky 231,447 223,433 -3.46%
Louisiana 125,601 99,071 -21.12%
Maine 113,852 87,513 -23.13%
Maryland 146,075 116,637 -20.15%
Massachusetts 171,033 139,936 -18.18%
Michigan 263,541 224,742 -14.72%
Minnesota 58,283 47,987 -17.67%
Mississippi 131,533 109,601 -16.67%
Missouri 200,260 167,562 -16.33%
Montana 32,552 29,919 -8.09%
Nebraska 40,788 33,930 -16.81%
Nevada 63,413 60,872 -4.01%
New Hampshire 71,439 61,622 -13.74%
New Jersey 91,261 71,613 -21.53%
New Mexico 45,397 40,603 -10.56%
New York 270,964 215,495 -20.47%
North Carolina 459,572 407,651 -11.30%
North Dakota 7,657 5,835 -23.80%
Ohio 337,751 282,680 -16.31%
Oklahoma 123,988 104,348 -15.84%
Oregon 135,658 120,364 -11.27%
Pennsylvania 247,474 208,801 -15.63%
Puerto Rico 229 266 16.16%
Rhode Island 28,068 24,219 -13.71%
South Carolina 225,550 180,270 -20.08%
South Dakota 12,423 11,078 -10.83%
Tennessee 308,152 257,600 -16.40%
Texas 683,114 577,319 -15.49%
Utah 320,797 276,491 -13.81%
Vermont 37,065 31,363 -15.38%
Virginia 375,019 294,295 -21.53%
Washington 204,243 173,066 -15.26%
West Virginia 103,688 77,129 -25.61%
Wisconsin 70,058 58,150 -17.00%
Wyoming 26,995 21,832 -19.13%

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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