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 5 years.

Total U.S. Italian Population

Population Year
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 2019 the total Italian population has decreased by 771,902 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Italian people by 2023 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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 31,360 27,840 -11.22%
Alaska 5,498 4,692 -14.66%
Arizona 109,487 102,020 -6.82%
Arkansas 17,191 15,318 -10.90%
California 520,089 447,684 -13.92%
Colorado 85,547 78,742 -7.95%
Connecticut 270,227 233,485 -13.60%
Delaware 35,480 29,554 -16.70%
District of Columbia 7,873 7,289 -7.42%
Florida 534,925 506,616 -5.29%
Georgia 79,203 76,966 -2.82%
Hawaii 8,481 7,971 -6.01%
Idaho 15,950 15,945 -0.03%
Illinois 266,617 230,825 -13.42%
Indiana 58,246 56,523 -2.96%
Iowa 19,611 20,441 4.23%
Kansas 21,369 18,583 -13.04%
Kentucky 30,798 28,875 -6.24%
Louisiana 84,118 74,867 -11.00%
Maine 22,783 21,017 -7.75%
Maryland 99,393 89,766 -9.69%
Massachusetts 320,506 274,005 -14.51%
Michigan 164,297 144,913 -11.80%
Minnesota 30,421 26,061 -14.33%
Mississippi 24,186 20,095 -16.91%
Missouri 72,287 63,664 -11.93%
Montana 10,863 11,553 6.35%
Nebraska 16,589 13,778 -16.94%
Nevada 68,323 59,669 -12.67%
New Hampshire 40,301 37,026 -8.13%
New Jersey 651,316 569,119 -12.62%
New Mexico 16,619 14,399 -13.36%
New York 1,213,500 1,031,825 -14.97%
North Carolina 105,844 106,563 0.68%
North Dakota 2,390 2,013 -15.77%
Ohio 267,840 243,968 -8.91%
Oklahoma 23,533 22,918 -2.61%
Oregon 45,162 39,914 -11.62%
Pennsylvania 571,822 487,913 -14.67%
Puerto Rico 1,938 1,527 -21.21%
Rhode Island 84,693 70,913 -16.27%
South Carolina 56,273 54,980 -2.30%
South Dakota 3,655 2,741 -25.01%
Tennessee 51,861 49,338 -4.86%
Texas 170,579 153,612 -9.95%
Utah 25,723 23,979 -6.78%
Vermont 14,009 12,612 -9.97%
Virginia 107,870 96,149 -10.87%
Washington 71,679 66,136 -7.73%
West Virginia 36,228 31,116 -14.11%
Wisconsin 54,943 49,937 -9.11%
Wyoming 5,248 4,976 -5.18%

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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