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 6 years.

Total U.S. Japanese Population

Population Year
768,985 2020
770,798 2019
773,714 2018
782,097 2017
781,977 2016
779,637 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Japanese population has decreased by 10,652 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Japanese people by 2025 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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 1,838 2,729 48.48%
Alaska 1,584 1,487 -6.12%
Arizona 10,269 10,152 -1.14%
Arkansas 948 1,296 36.71%
California 278,354 264,054 -5.14%
Colorado 11,212 11,346 1.20%
Connecticut 3,836 3,817 -0.50%
Delaware 418 825 97.37%
District of Columbia 1,215 1,155 -4.94%
Florida 14,073 14,510 3.11%
Georgia 8,179 9,227 12.81%
Hawaii 182,295 173,572 -4.79%
Idaho 2,824 2,659 -5.84%
Illinois 17,736 18,419 3.85%
Indiana 4,928 6,049 22.75%
Iowa 1,448 1,428 -1.38%
Kansas 2,131 2,209 3.66%
Kentucky 4,327 3,997 -7.63%
Louisiana 1,376 2,254 63.81%
Maine 716 665 -7.12%
Maryland 7,226 6,907 -4.41%
Massachusetts 10,119 9,817 -2.98%
Michigan 11,326 12,939 14.24%
Minnesota 3,928 4,337 10.41%
Mississippi 1,207 873 -27.67%
Missouri 3,002 3,180 5.93%
Montana 1,098 747 -31.97%
Nebraska 1,323 1,936 46.33%
Nevada 10,446 12,360 18.32%
New Hampshire 738 878 18.97%
New Jersey 13,086 14,117 7.88%
New Mexico 2,113 1,785 -15.52%
New York 37,552 35,949 -4.27%
North Carolina 5,899 7,792 32.09%
North Dakota 292 456 56.16%
Ohio 10,351 10,180 -1.65%
Oklahoma 2,236 2,180 -2.50%
Oregon 13,436 13,799 2.70%
Pennsylvania 7,236 5,683 -21.46%
Puerto Rico 189 59 -68.78%
Rhode Island 821 961 17.05%
South Carolina 2,274 3,080 35.44%
South Dakota 161 364 126.09%
Tennessee 4,313 5,040 16.86%
Texas 20,260 22,369 10.41%
Utah 6,885 5,833 -15.28%
Vermont 305 363 19.02%
Virginia 11,005 10,604 -3.64%
Washington 37,321 38,645 3.55%
West Virginia 485 613 26.39%
Wisconsin 2,769 2,921 5.49%
Wyoming 717 427 -40.45%

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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