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 6 years.

Total U.S. German Population

Population Year
13,082,328 2020
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 2020 the total German population has decreased by 2,734,555 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of German people by 2025 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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 114,646 93,098 -18.80%
Alaska 34,578 26,398 -23.66%
Arizona 306,076 268,053 -12.42%
Arkansas 112,560 86,287 -23.34%
California 834,788 624,340 -25.21%
Colorado 355,279 293,916 -17.27%
Connecticut 65,978 53,066 -19.57%
Delaware 37,008 28,866 -22.00%
District of Columbia 10,048 8,555 -14.86%
Florida 645,237 558,190 -13.49%
Georgia 224,425 196,390 -12.49%
Hawaii 20,909 15,792 -24.47%
Idaho 98,542 89,470 -9.21%
Illinois 829,801 687,790 -17.11%
Indiana 674,078 571,518 -15.21%
Iowa 517,707 441,731 -14.68%
Kansas 351,704 280,239 -20.32%
Kentucky 248,157 214,141 -13.71%
Louisiana 96,418 70,018 -27.38%
Maine 25,284 21,657 -14.35%
Maryland 254,411 196,042 -22.94%
Massachusetts 76,196 62,666 -17.76%
Michigan 619,460 514,390 -16.96%
Minnesota 674,850 569,985 -15.54%
Mississippi 55,040 44,925 -18.38%
Missouri 602,409 526,559 -12.59%
Montana 96,745 82,355 -14.87%
Nebraska 310,025 255,783 -17.50%
Nevada 95,532 81,988 -14.18%
New Hampshire 27,254 22,129 -18.80%
New Jersey 198,833 150,438 -24.34%
New Mexico 59,370 48,083 -19.01%
New York 487,770 379,519 -22.19%
North Carolina 347,901 297,775 -14.41%
North Dakota 126,835 103,918 -18.07%
Ohio 1,153,462 967,805 -16.10%
Oklahoma 190,728 154,072 -19.22%
Oregon 222,440 189,666 -14.73%
Pennsylvania 1,214,777 982,220 -19.14%
Puerto Rico 761 600 -21.16%
Rhode Island 11,321 8,263 -27.01%
South Carolina 167,961 148,799 -11.41%
South Dakota 152,515 126,995 -16.73%
Tennessee 214,313 186,940 -12.77%
Texas 937,334 764,637 -18.42%
Utah 89,998 77,307 -14.10%
Vermont 14,967 12,108 -19.10%
Virginia 294,488 235,913 -19.89%
Washington 357,624 287,180 -19.70%
West Virginia 118,169 100,169 -15.23%
Wisconsin 990,513 831,881 -16.02%
Wyoming 50,419 42,303 -16.10%

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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