Number of Italian People in the United States

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

First, let's take a look at the population of Italian people in the United States for the last 6 years.

Total U.S. Italian Population

Population Year
5,724,762 2020
5,880,904 2019
6,101,758 2018
6,311,532 2017
6,477,196 2016
6,652,806 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Italian population has decreased by 928,044 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Italian people by 2025 could be 6,652,806.

Total U.S. Italian Population By State

We can also look at the data for Italian people in each individual state and whether the Italian 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 31,360 27,242 -13.13%
Alaska 5,498 4,633 -15.73%
Arizona 109,487 104,077 -4.94%
Arkansas 17,191 14,797 -13.93%
California 520,089 431,190 -17.09%
Colorado 85,547 76,061 -11.09%
Connecticut 270,227 227,146 -15.94%
Delaware 35,480 27,618 -22.16%
District of Columbia 7,873 7,354 -6.59%
Florida 534,925 502,421 -6.08%
Georgia 79,203 76,698 -3.16%
Hawaii 8,481 6,795 -19.88%
Idaho 15,950 15,229 -4.52%
Illinois 266,617 220,199 -17.41%
Indiana 58,246 54,735 -6.03%
Iowa 19,611 19,571 -0.20%
Kansas 21,369 17,882 -16.32%
Kentucky 30,798 30,218 -1.88%
Louisiana 84,118 66,556 -20.88%
Maine 22,783 20,377 -10.56%
Maryland 99,393 86,468 -13.00%
Massachusetts 320,506 267,231 -16.62%
Michigan 164,297 143,844 -12.45%
Minnesota 30,421 25,374 -16.59%
Mississippi 24,186 20,568 -14.96%
Missouri 72,287 62,940 -12.93%
Montana 10,863 10,733 -1.20%
Nebraska 16,589 13,235 -20.22%
Nevada 68,323 58,731 -14.04%
New Hampshire 40,301 37,801 -6.20%
New Jersey 651,316 543,586 -16.54%
New Mexico 16,619 14,635 -11.94%
New York 1,213,500 992,464 -18.21%
North Carolina 105,844 109,033 3.01%
North Dakota 2,390 1,993 -16.61%
Ohio 267,840 237,901 -11.18%
Oklahoma 23,533 23,348 -0.79%
Oregon 45,162 38,057 -15.73%
Pennsylvania 571,822 467,819 -18.19%
Puerto Rico 1,938 1,310 -32.40%
Rhode Island 84,693 70,321 -16.97%
South Carolina 56,273 53,897 -4.22%
South Dakota 3,655 3,038 -16.88%
Tennessee 51,861 52,194 0.64%
Texas 170,579 157,889 -7.44%
Utah 25,723 24,774 -3.69%
Vermont 14,009 12,939 -7.64%
Virginia 107,870 96,787 -10.27%
Washington 71,679 65,933 -8.02%
West Virginia 36,228 28,478 -21.39%
Wisconsin 54,943 47,048 -14.37%
Wyoming 5,248 4,904 -6.55%

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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