Number of Japanese People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Japanese Population

Population Year
770,798 2019
773,714 2018
782,097 2017
781,977 2016
779,637 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Japanese population has decreased by 8,839 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Japanese people by 2023 could be 779,637.

Total U.S. Japanese Population By State

We can also look at the data for Japanese people in each individual state and whether the Japanese 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 1,838 2,674 45.48%
Alaska 1,584 1,375 -13.19%
Arizona 10,269 10,122 -1.43%
Arkansas 948 1,374 44.94%
California 278,354 269,696 -3.11%
Colorado 11,212 11,010 -1.80%
Connecticut 3,836 3,844 0.21%
Delaware 418 646 54.55%
District of Columbia 1,215 1,213 -0.16%
Florida 14,073 14,808 5.22%
Georgia 8,179 9,282 13.49%
Hawaii 182,295 170,915 -6.24%
Idaho 2,824 2,837 0.46%
Illinois 17,736 18,761 5.78%
Indiana 4,928 5,701 15.69%
Iowa 1,448 1,291 -10.84%
Kansas 2,131 2,421 13.61%
Kentucky 4,327 4,250 -1.78%
Louisiana 1,376 1,774 28.92%
Maine 716 686 -4.19%
Maryland 7,226 7,198 -0.39%
Massachusetts 10,119 9,835 -2.81%
Michigan 11,326 11,996 5.92%
Minnesota 3,928 4,631 17.90%
Mississippi 1,207 960 -20.46%
Missouri 3,002 3,322 10.66%
Montana 1,098 972 -11.48%
Nebraska 1,323 1,685 27.36%
Nevada 10,446 11,749 12.47%
New Hampshire 738 970 31.44%
New Jersey 13,086 13,196 0.84%
New Mexico 2,113 1,838 -13.01%
New York 37,552 35,948 -4.27%
North Carolina 5,899 7,186 21.82%
North Dakota 292 431 47.60%
Ohio 10,351 9,599 -7.26%
Oklahoma 2,236 2,354 5.28%
Oregon 13,436 13,825 2.90%
Pennsylvania 7,236 6,191 -14.44%
Puerto Rico 189 82 -56.61%
Rhode Island 821 925 12.67%
South Carolina 2,274 2,408 5.89%
South Dakota 161 388 140.99%
Tennessee 4,313 5,158 19.59%
Texas 20,260 22,626 11.68%
Utah 6,885 6,356 -7.68%
Vermont 305 440 44.26%
Virginia 11,005 11,900 8.13%
Washington 37,321 38,056 1.97%
West Virginia 485 603 24.33%
Wisconsin 2,769 2,989 7.95%
Wyoming 717 383 -46.58%

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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