Number of Ghanaian People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Ghanaian Population

Population Year
118,993 2019
111,923 2018
108,567 2017
103,164 2016
100,416 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Ghanaian population has increased by 18,577 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Ghanaian people by 2023 could be 137,570.

Total U.S. Ghanaian Population By State

We can also look at the data for Ghanaian people in each individual state and whether the Ghanaian 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 266 193 -27.44%
Alaska 56 22 -60.71%
Arizona 246 680 176.42%
Arkansas 93 171 83.87%
California 4,208 4,439 5.49%
Colorado 2,198 1,982 -9.83%
Connecticut 2,324 4,235 82.23%
Delaware 371 629 69.54%
District of Columbia 381 503 32.02%
Florida 1,517 1,832 20.76%
Georgia 4,734 6,559 38.55%
Hawaii 15 216 1,340.00%
Idaho 89 37 -58.43%
Illinois 4,857 4,585 -5.60%
Indiana 993 767 -22.76%
Iowa 98 427 335.71%
Kansas 136 452 232.35%
Kentucky 414 519 25.36%
Louisiana 368 254 -30.98%
Maine 71 83 16.90%
Maryland 7,646 9,628 25.92%
Massachusetts 4,515 5,502 21.86%
Michigan 645 831 28.84%
Minnesota 1,190 968 -18.66%
Mississippi 29 73 151.72%
Missouri 583 1,265 116.98%
Montana 0 0 0.00%
Nebraska 63 221 250.79%
Nevada 152 76 -50.00%
New Hampshire 45 225 400.00%
New Jersey 8,475 10,097 19.14%
New Mexico 137 91 -33.58%
New York 23,244 24,082 3.61%
North Carolina 2,292 2,832 23.56%
North Dakota 109 155 42.20%
Ohio 4,854 5,567 14.69%
Oklahoma 663 483 -27.15%
Oregon 193 468 142.49%
Pennsylvania 2,534 3,712 46.49%
Puerto Rico 12 12 0.00%
Rhode Island 405 145 -64.20%
South Carolina 345 170 -50.72%
South Dakota 1 96 9,500.00%
Tennessee 860 869 1.05%
Texas 3,780 6,424 69.95%
Utah 437 379 -13.27%
Vermont 125 67 -46.40%
Virginia 12,281 14,188 15.53%
Washington 1,012 1,071 5.83%
West Virginia 12 177 1,375.00%
Wisconsin 354 509 43.79%
Wyoming 0 37 100.00%

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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