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 6 years.

Total U.S. Iranian Population

Population Year
363,090 2020
361,196 2019
363,614 2018
366,841 2017
365,243 2016
362,193 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Iranian population has increased by 897 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Iranian people by 2025 could be 363,987.

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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 828 1,256 51.69%
Alaska 115 201 74.78%
Arizona 6,752 6,376 -5.57%
Arkansas 434 641 47.70%
California 169,633 166,016 -2.13%
Colorado 3,324 4,124 24.07%
Connecticut 1,708 1,803 5.56%
Delaware 483 506 4.76%
District of Columbia 1,135 1,736 52.95%
Florida 11,113 10,310 -7.23%
Georgia 7,223 7,341 1.63%
Hawaii 324 450 38.89%
Idaho 326 548 68.10%
Illinois 7,601 7,100 -6.59%
Indiana 1,595 1,977 23.95%
Iowa 423 441 4.26%
Kansas 1,601 1,269 -20.74%
Kentucky 1,587 1,710 7.75%
Louisiana 1,492 1,040 -30.29%
Maine 364 361 -0.82%
Maryland 12,693 13,452 5.98%
Massachusetts 5,814 6,749 16.08%
Michigan 2,973 3,496 17.59%
Minnesota 1,820 2,396 31.65%
Mississippi 308 342 11.04%
Missouri 2,209 2,166 -1.95%
Montana 125 227 81.60%
Nebraska 372 464 24.73%
Nevada 4,491 4,817 7.26%
New Hampshire 243 509 109.47%
New Jersey 8,047 4,922 -38.83%
New Mexico 1,158 954 -17.62%
New York 22,024 20,197 -8.30%
North Carolina 3,540 4,025 13.70%
North Dakota 118 186 57.63%
Ohio 4,523 3,433 -24.10%
Oklahoma 2,628 2,555 -2.78%
Oregon 3,992 4,803 20.32%
Pennsylvania 4,529 4,974 9.83%
Puerto Rico 6 40 566.67%
Rhode Island 247 212 -14.17%
South Carolina 880 1,232 40.00%
South Dakota 28 23 -17.86%
Tennessee 3,097 3,246 4.81%
Texas 29,354 31,709 8.02%
Utah 1,729 2,442 41.24%
Vermont 101 246 143.56%
Virginia 16,948 15,480 -8.66%
Washington 7,985 10,953 37.17%
West Virginia 916 384 -58.08%
Wisconsin 1,037 1,186 14.37%
Wyoming 203 104 -48.77%

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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