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 6 years.

Total U.S. Laotian Population

Population Year
192,929 2020
201,675 2019
206,887 2018
210,061 2017
211,797 2016
207,999 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Laotian population has decreased by 15,070 people.

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

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 1,497 1,070 -28.52%
Alaska 1,279 811 -36.59%
Arizona 2,440 2,399 -1.68%
Arkansas 3,801 5,497 44.62%
California 68,481 56,678 -17.24%
Colorado 2,437 2,135 -12.39%
Connecticut 3,751 2,493 -33.54%
Delaware 153 249 62.75%
District of Columbia 41 4 -90.24%
Florida 4,938 6,213 25.82%
Georgia 5,760 5,300 -7.99%
Hawaii 2,440 1,694 -30.57%
Idaho 986 747 -24.24%
Illinois 5,336 4,589 -14.00%
Indiana 701 1,224 74.61%
Iowa 5,049 5,034 -0.30%
Kansas 4,262 5,121 20.15%
Kentucky 526 498 -5.32%
Louisiana 1,578 2,301 45.82%
Maine 39 33 -15.38%
Maryland 983 852 -13.33%
Massachusetts 3,764 3,810 1.22%
Michigan 2,815 3,053 8.45%
Minnesota 11,146 9,516 -14.62%
Mississippi 407 19 -95.33%
Missouri 805 638 -20.75%
Montana 151 52 -65.56%
Nebraska 881 829 -5.90%
Nevada 2,728 2,128 -21.99%
New Hampshire 677 800 18.17%
New Jersey 710 361 -49.15%
New Mexico 574 495 -13.76%
New York 3,475 2,758 -20.63%
North Carolina 6,001 5,602 -6.65%
North Dakota 16 151 843.75%
Ohio 3,546 4,059 14.47%
Oklahoma 1,762 1,454 -17.48%
Oregon 4,917 5,050 2.70%
Pennsylvania 2,340 2,812 20.17%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 2,696 2,147 -20.36%
South Carolina 1,143 1,658 45.06%
South Dakota 436 431 -1.15%
Tennessee 7,190 6,991 -2.77%
Texas 13,297 14,554 9.45%
Utah 2,840 1,937 -31.80%
Vermont 252 24 -90.48%
Virginia 2,787 4,092 46.82%
Washington 10,165 8,703 -14.38%
West Virginia 51 96 88.24%
Wisconsin 3,943 3,767 -4.46%
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 2020.

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