Number of Iranian People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Iranian Population

Population Year
361,196 2019
363,614 2018
366,841 2017
365,243 2016
362,193 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Iranian population has decreased by 997 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Iranian people by 2023 could be 362,193.

Total U.S. Iranian Population By State

We can also look at the data for Iranian people in each individual state and whether the Iranian 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 828 1,266 52.90%
Alaska 115 149 29.57%
Arizona 6,752 6,887 2.00%
Arkansas 434 561 29.26%
California 169,633 166,994 -1.56%
Colorado 3,324 3,995 20.19%
Connecticut 1,708 1,550 -9.25%
Delaware 483 539 11.59%
District of Columbia 1,135 1,727 52.16%
Florida 11,113 10,866 -2.22%
Georgia 7,223 6,923 -4.15%
Hawaii 324 433 33.64%
Idaho 326 417 27.91%
Illinois 7,601 7,307 -3.87%
Indiana 1,595 1,580 -0.94%
Iowa 423 530 25.30%
Kansas 1,601 1,274 -20.42%
Kentucky 1,587 1,363 -14.11%
Louisiana 1,492 1,016 -31.90%
Maine 364 195 -46.43%
Maryland 12,693 12,683 -0.08%
Massachusetts 5,814 5,897 1.43%
Michigan 2,973 3,632 22.17%
Minnesota 1,820 2,131 17.09%
Mississippi 308 355 15.26%
Missouri 2,209 2,364 7.02%
Montana 125 142 13.60%
Nebraska 372 466 25.27%
Nevada 4,491 4,568 1.71%
New Hampshire 243 470 93.42%
New Jersey 8,047 5,834 -27.50%
New Mexico 1,158 870 -24.87%
New York 22,024 20,321 -7.73%
North Carolina 3,540 4,466 26.16%
North Dakota 118 133 12.71%
Ohio 4,523 3,615 -20.08%
Oklahoma 2,628 2,346 -10.73%
Oregon 3,992 4,388 9.92%
Pennsylvania 4,529 5,276 16.49%
Puerto Rico 6 39 550.00%
Rhode Island 247 284 14.98%
South Carolina 880 1,153 31.02%
South Dakota 28 40 42.86%
Tennessee 3,097 3,021 -2.45%
Texas 29,354 32,232 9.80%
Utah 1,729 1,666 -3.64%
Vermont 101 149 47.52%
Virginia 16,948 15,555 -8.22%
Washington 7,985 9,424 18.02%
West Virginia 916 654 -28.60%
Wisconsin 1,037 1,393 34.33%
Wyoming 203 96 -52.71%

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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