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 6 years.

Total U.S. Ghanaian Population

Population Year
124,236 2020
118,993 2019
111,923 2018
108,567 2017
103,164 2016
100,416 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Ghanaian population has increased by 23,820 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Ghanaian people by 2025 could be 148,056.

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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 266 206 -22.56%
Alaska 56 6 -89.29%
Arizona 246 768 212.20%
Arkansas 93 271 191.40%
California 4,208 4,950 17.63%
Colorado 2,198 1,934 -12.01%
Connecticut 2,324 3,552 52.84%
Delaware 371 474 27.76%
District of Columbia 381 426 11.81%
Florida 1,517 1,727 13.84%
Georgia 4,734 5,807 22.67%
Hawaii 15 190 1,166.67%
Idaho 89 11 -87.64%
Illinois 4,857 4,335 -10.75%
Indiana 993 628 -36.76%
Iowa 98 471 380.61%
Kansas 136 578 325.00%
Kentucky 414 451 8.94%
Louisiana 368 488 32.61%
Maine 71 60 -15.49%
Maryland 7,646 9,611 25.70%
Massachusetts 4,515 7,253 60.64%
Michigan 645 1,132 75.50%
Minnesota 1,190 1,272 6.89%
Mississippi 29 95 227.59%
Missouri 583 1,490 155.57%
Montana 0 0 0.00%
Nebraska 63 226 258.73%
Nevada 152 134 -11.84%
New Hampshire 45 282 526.67%
New Jersey 8,475 9,837 16.07%
New Mexico 137 140 2.19%
New York 23,244 25,853 11.22%
North Carolina 2,292 3,068 33.86%
North Dakota 109 81 -25.69%
Ohio 4,854 6,381 31.46%
Oklahoma 663 535 -19.31%
Oregon 193 601 211.40%
Pennsylvania 2,534 3,349 32.16%
Puerto Rico 12 0 -100.00%
Rhode Island 405 114 -71.85%
South Carolina 345 247 -28.41%
South Dakota 1 104 10,300.00%
Tennessee 860 999 16.16%
Texas 3,780 7,155 89.29%
Utah 437 303 -30.66%
Vermont 125 79 -36.80%
Virginia 12,281 14,817 20.65%
Washington 1,012 1,108 9.49%
West Virginia 12 192 1,500.00%
Wisconsin 354 399 12.71%
Wyoming 0 46 100.00%

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 .

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