Number of Iraqi People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Iraqi Population

Population Year
124,544 2019
120,336 2018
117,330 2017
108,087 2016
100,727 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Iraqi population has increased by 23,817 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Iraqi people by 2023 could be 148,361.

Total U.S. Iraqi Population By State

We can also look at the data for Iraqi people in each individual state and whether the Iraqi 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 139 168 20.86%
Alaska 2 0 -100.00%
Arizona 5,366 6,647 23.87%
Arkansas 279 319 14.34%
California 18,397 18,330 -0.36%
Colorado 774 1,683 117.44%
Connecticut 293 322 9.90%
Delaware 238 0 -100.00%
District of Columbia 31 71 129.03%
Florida 2,704 3,653 35.10%
Georgia 1,056 3,105 194.03%
Hawaii 12 34 183.33%
Idaho 458 766 67.25%
Illinois 7,610 7,237 -4.90%
Indiana 482 463 -3.94%
Iowa 598 1,335 123.24%
Kansas 657 473 -28.01%
Kentucky 1,637 1,354 -17.29%
Louisiana 391 189 -51.66%
Maine 793 817 3.03%
Maryland 1,103 1,256 13.87%
Massachusetts 2,127 2,402 12.93%
Michigan 20,695 24,922 20.43%
Minnesota 913 1,257 37.68%
Mississippi 14 0 -100.00%
Missouri 1,591 2,109 32.56%
Montana 0 0 0.00%
Nebraska 1,592 1,398 -12.19%
Nevada 256 397 55.08%
New Hampshire 315 471 49.52%
New Jersey 533 1,236 131.89%
New Mexico 897 573 -36.12%
New York 3,268 4,075 24.69%
North Carolina 875 742 -15.20%
North Dakota 198 142 -28.28%
Ohio 2,077 1,622 -21.91%
Oklahoma 550 244 -55.64%
Oregon 749 1,296 73.03%
Pennsylvania 1,206 2,692 123.22%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 167 258 54.49%
South Carolina 464 260 -43.97%
South Dakota 118 175 48.31%
Tennessee 2,366 3,501 47.97%
Texas 7,914 15,096 90.75%
Utah 1,116 1,720 54.12%
Vermont 251 289 15.14%
Virginia 3,900 4,868 24.82%
Washington 2,675 3,486 30.32%
West Virginia 40 51 27.50%
Wisconsin 840 1,040 23.81%
Wyoming 0 0 0.00%

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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