Number of Korean People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Korean Population

Population Year
1,477,325 2020
1,455,185 2019
1,455,834 2018
1,460,383 2017
1,447,180 2016
1,460,214 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Korean population has increased by 17,111 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Korean people by 2025 could be 1,494,436.

Total U.S. Korean Population By State

We can also look at the data for Korean people in each individual state and whether the Korean 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 10,544 11,649 10.48%
Alaska 4,980 5,206 4.54%
Arizona 15,987 15,356 -3.95%
Arkansas 2,037 2,972 45.90%
California 463,977 470,978 1.51%
Colorado 22,012 21,207 -3.66%
Connecticut 10,010 10,449 4.39%
Delaware 2,459 2,433 -1.06%
District of Columbia 2,457 3,491 42.08%
Florida 27,571 27,484 -0.32%
Georgia 54,364 58,334 7.30%
Hawaii 23,017 25,304 9.94%
Idaho 2,173 1,683 -22.55%
Illinois 62,873 57,487 -8.57%
Indiana 9,963 11,702 17.45%
Iowa 6,291 6,495 3.24%
Kansas 4,727 5,835 23.44%
Kentucky 4,594 5,526 20.29%
Louisiana 3,967 2,756 -30.53%
Maine 1,174 1,192 1.53%
Maryland 49,308 48,468 -1.70%
Massachusetts 26,421 24,194 -8.43%
Michigan 26,373 26,431 0.22%
Minnesota 16,034 15,643 -2.44%
Mississippi 1,997 1,222 -38.81%
Missouri 9,964 9,309 -6.57%
Montana 1,364 802 -41.20%
Nebraska 2,835 3,204 13.02%
Nevada 14,429 14,407 -0.15%
New Hampshire 2,284 2,916 27.67%
New Jersey 97,265 95,179 -2.14%
New Mexico 2,092 2,548 21.80%
New York 133,332 123,828 -7.13%
North Carolina 19,951 22,426 12.41%
North Dakota 500 1,282 156.40%
Ohio 16,417 15,847 -3.47%
Oklahoma 6,113 6,090 -0.38%
Oregon 17,192 16,638 -3.22%
Pennsylvania 39,803 37,548 -5.67%
Puerto Rico 84 112 33.33%
Rhode Island 1,597 1,699 6.39%
South Carolina 5,920 6,049 2.18%
South Dakota 1,028 1,338 30.16%
Tennessee 10,507 11,286 7.41%
Texas 71,979 80,349 11.63%
Utah 5,836 6,072 4.04%
Vermont 1,117 1,137 1.79%
Virginia 70,813 75,038 5.97%
Washington 62,568 68,171 8.96%
West Virginia 1,224 1,146 -6.37%
Wisconsin 8,272 8,964 8.37%
Wyoming 502 555 10.56%

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.

Link To or Reference This Page

We spent a lot of time downloading, cleaning, merging, and formatting the data that is shown on the site.

If you found the data or information on this page useful in your research, please use the tool below to properly cite or reference Name Census as the source. We appreciate your support!

  • "Number of Korean People in the United States". NameCensus.com. Accessed on November 28, 2022. https://namecensus.com/ancestry/korean/.

  • "Number of Korean People in the United States". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/ancestry/korean/. Accessed 28 November, 2022

  • Number of Korean People in the United States. NameCensus.com. Retrieved from https://namecensus.com/ancestry/korean/.