Number of German People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. German Population

Population Year
13,492,931 2019
14,227,937 2018
14,873,046 2017
15,371,320 2016
15,816,883 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total German population has decreased by 2,323,952 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of German people by 2023 could be 15,816,883.

Total U.S. German Population By State

We can also look at the data for German people in each individual state and whether the German 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 114,646 94,389 -17.67%
Alaska 34,578 27,050 -21.77%
Arizona 306,076 265,380 -13.30%
Arkansas 112,560 91,788 -18.45%
California 834,788 664,261 -20.43%
Colorado 355,279 304,071 -14.41%
Connecticut 65,978 56,600 -14.21%
Delaware 37,008 29,734 -19.66%
District of Columbia 10,048 9,041 -10.02%
Florida 645,237 569,814 -11.69%
Georgia 224,425 202,085 -9.95%
Hawaii 20,909 16,768 -19.80%
Idaho 98,542 88,301 -10.39%
Illinois 829,801 721,124 -13.10%
Indiana 674,078 591,019 -12.32%
Iowa 517,707 449,031 -13.27%
Kansas 351,704 288,848 -17.87%
Kentucky 248,157 216,234 -12.86%
Louisiana 96,418 77,605 -19.51%
Maine 25,284 22,092 -12.62%
Maryland 254,411 205,840 -19.09%
Massachusetts 76,196 65,297 -14.30%
Michigan 619,460 529,538 -14.52%
Minnesota 674,850 586,859 -13.04%
Mississippi 55,040 43,831 -20.37%
Missouri 602,409 536,175 -10.99%
Montana 96,745 85,068 -12.07%
Nebraska 310,025 264,261 -14.76%
Nevada 95,532 84,061 -12.01%
New Hampshire 27,254 23,281 -14.58%
New Jersey 198,833 160,642 -19.21%
New Mexico 59,370 47,929 -19.27%
New York 487,770 396,527 -18.71%
North Carolina 347,901 302,813 -12.96%
North Dakota 126,835 109,008 -14.06%
Ohio 1,153,462 1,000,683 -13.25%
Oklahoma 190,728 159,585 -16.33%
Oregon 222,440 192,393 -13.51%
Pennsylvania 1,214,777 1,014,729 -16.47%
Puerto Rico 761 695 -8.67%
Rhode Island 11,321 8,863 -21.71%
South Carolina 167,961 150,904 -10.16%
South Dakota 152,515 131,296 -13.91%
Tennessee 214,313 185,606 -13.39%
Texas 937,334 798,384 -14.82%
Utah 89,998 76,474 -15.03%
Vermont 14,967 11,900 -20.49%
Virginia 294,488 244,553 -16.96%
Washington 357,624 298,378 -16.57%
West Virginia 118,169 101,880 -13.78%
Wisconsin 990,513 848,962 -14.29%
Wyoming 50,419 41,976 -16.75%

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.