Number of European People in the United States

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

First, let's take a look at the population of European people in the United States for the last 6 years.

Total U.S. European Population

Population Year
4,219,978 2020
4,109,545 2019
3,634,616 2018
3,209,407 2017
3,005,790 2016
2,840,470 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total European population has increased by 1,379,508 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of European people by 2025 could be 5,599,486.

Total U.S. European Population By State

We can also look at the data for European people in each individual state and whether the European 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 37,311 60,041 60.92%
Alaska 10,001 14,174 41.73%
Arizona 62,538 98,122 56.90%
Arkansas 37,379 33,591 -10.13%
California 399,858 536,775 34.24%
Colorado 75,830 119,342 57.38%
Connecticut 21,083 27,847 32.08%
Delaware 5,836 8,437 44.57%
District of Columbia 10,559 11,002 4.20%
Florida 156,830 235,590 50.22%
Georgia 84,433 127,241 50.70%
Hawaii 7,587 9,943 31.05%
Idaho 28,594 41,028 43.48%
Illinois 97,872 131,856 34.72%
Indiana 52,612 107,730 104.76%
Iowa 25,205 39,309 55.96%
Kansas 37,696 53,632 42.28%
Kentucky 35,436 71,763 102.51%
Louisiana 15,889 30,956 94.83%
Maine 11,073 15,684 41.64%
Maryland 55,686 72,626 30.42%
Massachusetts 54,509 63,265 16.06%
Michigan 80,685 136,074 68.65%
Minnesota 53,480 78,367 46.54%
Mississippi 20,173 32,130 59.27%
Missouri 54,845 89,082 62.43%
Montana 11,971 20,250 69.16%
Nebraska 13,921 24,970 79.37%
Nevada 27,771 40,159 44.61%
New Hampshire 12,401 14,278 15.14%
New Jersey 42,999 54,536 26.83%
New Mexico 20,899 31,138 48.99%
New York 130,115 154,272 18.57%
North Carolina 92,356 145,191 57.21%
North Dakota 2,524 4,743 87.92%
Ohio 82,842 136,937 65.30%
Oklahoma 34,758 48,969 40.89%
Oregon 75,550 120,868 59.98%
Pennsylvania 71,130 110,566 55.44%
Puerto Rico 246 739 200.41%
Rhode Island 3,839 6,096 58.79%
South Carolina 38,172 76,884 101.41%
South Dakota 5,330 8,256 54.90%
Tennessee 58,722 120,298 104.86%
Texas 175,883 296,725 68.71%
Utah 104,409 136,342 30.58%
Vermont 13,545 10,020 -26.02%
Virginia 100,604 139,831 38.99%
Washington 126,281 180,346 42.81%
West Virginia 12,501 18,651 49.20%
Wisconsin 42,341 62,825 48.38%
Wyoming 6,606 11,220 69.85%

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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