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 5 years.

Total U.S. European Population

Population Year
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 2019 the total European population has increased by 1,269,075 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of European people by 2023 could be 5,378,620.

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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 37,311 57,534 54.20%
Alaska 10,001 13,440 34.39%
Arizona 62,538 94,045 50.38%
Arkansas 37,379 32,192 -13.88%
California 399,858 533,604 33.45%
Colorado 75,830 114,935 51.57%
Connecticut 21,083 25,208 19.57%
Delaware 5,836 8,006 37.18%
District of Columbia 10,559 11,959 13.26%
Florida 156,830 224,585 43.20%
Georgia 84,433 125,007 48.05%
Hawaii 7,587 10,131 33.53%
Idaho 28,594 41,938 46.67%
Illinois 97,872 131,233 34.09%
Indiana 52,612 102,009 93.89%
Iowa 25,205 37,145 47.37%
Kansas 37,696 54,399 44.31%
Kentucky 35,436 71,261 101.10%
Louisiana 15,889 29,717 87.03%
Maine 11,073 14,877 34.35%
Maryland 55,686 72,234 29.72%
Massachusetts 54,509 66,599 22.18%
Michigan 80,685 127,938 58.56%
Minnesota 53,480 74,139 38.63%
Mississippi 20,173 31,763 57.45%
Missouri 54,845 81,072 47.82%
Montana 11,971 20,741 73.26%
Nebraska 13,921 24,409 75.34%
Nevada 27,771 39,951 43.86%
New Hampshire 12,401 14,607 17.79%
New Jersey 42,999 52,228 21.46%
New Mexico 20,899 33,573 60.64%
New York 130,115 155,097 19.20%
North Carolina 92,356 141,191 52.88%
North Dakota 2,524 4,728 87.32%
Ohio 82,842 131,534 58.78%
Oklahoma 34,758 45,814 31.81%
Oregon 75,550 118,984 57.49%
Pennsylvania 71,130 103,382 45.34%
Puerto Rico 246 568 130.89%
Rhode Island 3,839 5,694 48.32%
South Carolina 38,172 71,893 88.34%
South Dakota 5,330 7,707 44.60%
Tennessee 58,722 111,470 89.83%
Texas 175,883 291,307 65.63%
Utah 104,409 138,167 32.33%
Vermont 13,545 9,968 -26.41%
Virginia 100,604 135,346 34.53%
Washington 126,281 177,900 40.88%
West Virginia 12,501 17,159 37.26%
Wisconsin 42,341 59,825 41.29%
Wyoming 6,606 9,900 49.86%

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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