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 5 years.

Total U.S. Korean Population

Population Year
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 2019 the total Korean population has decreased by 5,029 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Korean people by 2023 could be 1,460,214.

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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 10,544 11,640 10.39%
Alaska 4,980 4,498 -9.68%
Arizona 15,987 15,256 -4.57%
Arkansas 2,037 2,718 33.43%
California 463,977 464,242 0.06%
Colorado 22,012 20,657 -6.16%
Connecticut 10,010 10,304 2.94%
Delaware 2,459 2,431 -1.14%
District of Columbia 2,457 3,176 29.26%
Florida 27,571 29,085 5.49%
Georgia 54,364 56,106 3.20%
Hawaii 23,017 24,945 8.38%
Idaho 2,173 1,251 -42.43%
Illinois 62,873 57,605 -8.38%
Indiana 9,963 11,773 18.17%
Iowa 6,291 6,382 1.45%
Kansas 4,727 5,459 15.49%
Kentucky 4,594 5,505 19.83%
Louisiana 3,967 3,499 -11.80%
Maine 1,174 922 -21.47%
Maryland 49,308 47,196 -4.28%
Massachusetts 26,421 25,291 -4.28%
Michigan 26,373 26,201 -0.65%
Minnesota 16,034 15,777 -1.60%
Mississippi 1,997 1,343 -32.75%
Missouri 9,964 9,600 -3.65%
Montana 1,364 1,184 -13.20%
Nebraska 2,835 3,467 22.29%
Nevada 14,429 14,250 -1.24%
New Hampshire 2,284 2,483 8.71%
New Jersey 97,265 95,334 -1.99%
New Mexico 2,092 2,313 10.56%
New York 133,332 127,420 -4.43%
North Carolina 19,951 20,597 3.24%
North Dakota 500 693 38.60%
Ohio 16,417 15,831 -3.57%
Oklahoma 6,113 6,199 1.41%
Oregon 17,192 16,886 -1.78%
Pennsylvania 39,803 38,742 -2.67%
Puerto Rico 84 119 41.67%
Rhode Island 1,597 1,630 2.07%
South Carolina 5,920 5,481 -7.42%
South Dakota 1,028 1,220 18.68%
Tennessee 10,507 10,974 4.44%
Texas 71,979 74,568 3.60%
Utah 5,836 5,825 -0.19%
Vermont 1,117 1,118 0.09%
Virginia 70,813 71,673 1.21%
Washington 62,568 63,948 2.21%
West Virginia 1,224 1,039 -15.11%
Wisconsin 8,272 8,802 6.41%
Wyoming 502 646 28.69%

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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