Number of Laotian People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Laotian Population

Population Year
201,675 2019
206,887 2018
210,061 2017
211,797 2016
207,999 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Laotian population has decreased by 6,324 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Laotian people by 2023 could be 207,999.

Total U.S. Laotian Population By State

We can also look at the data for Laotian people in each individual state and whether the Laotian 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 1,497 1,280 -14.50%
Alaska 1,279 821 -35.81%
Arizona 2,440 2,487 1.93%
Arkansas 3,801 4,679 23.10%
California 68,481 62,098 -9.32%
Colorado 2,437 2,912 19.49%
Connecticut 3,751 2,480 -33.88%
Delaware 153 295 92.81%
District of Columbia 41 3 -92.68%
Florida 4,938 5,876 19.00%
Georgia 5,760 5,387 -6.48%
Hawaii 2,440 1,975 -19.06%
Idaho 986 1,294 31.24%
Illinois 5,336 4,741 -11.15%
Indiana 701 1,079 53.92%
Iowa 5,049 4,976 -1.45%
Kansas 4,262 5,014 17.64%
Kentucky 526 564 7.22%
Louisiana 1,578 1,930 22.31%
Maine 39 21 -46.15%
Maryland 983 889 -9.56%
Massachusetts 3,764 4,126 9.62%
Michigan 2,815 3,303 17.34%
Minnesota 11,146 9,618 -13.71%
Mississippi 407 50 -87.71%
Missouri 805 839 4.22%
Montana 151 42 -72.19%
Nebraska 881 1,002 13.73%
Nevada 2,728 2,112 -22.58%
New Hampshire 677 618 -8.71%
New Jersey 710 745 4.93%
New Mexico 574 536 -6.62%
New York 3,475 2,841 -18.24%
North Carolina 6,001 6,506 8.42%
North Dakota 16 226 1,312.50%
Ohio 3,546 4,104 15.74%
Oklahoma 1,762 1,575 -10.61%
Oregon 4,917 4,953 0.73%
Pennsylvania 2,340 2,998 28.12%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 2,696 1,772 -34.27%
South Carolina 1,143 1,375 20.30%
South Dakota 436 485 11.24%
Tennessee 7,190 6,970 -3.06%
Texas 13,297 15,384 15.70%
Utah 2,840 2,600 -8.45%
Vermont 252 110 -56.35%
Virginia 2,787 3,577 28.35%
Washington 10,165 8,846 -12.98%
West Virginia 51 100 96.08%
Wisconsin 3,943 3,461 -12.22%
Wyoming 6 0 -100.00%

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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