Number of Malaysian People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Malaysian Population

Population Year
20,366 2019
19,710 2018
20,333 2017
20,228 2016
18,803 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Malaysian population has increased by 1,563 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Malaysian people by 2023 could be 21,929.

Total U.S. Malaysian Population By State

We can also look at the data for Malaysian people in each individual state and whether the Malaysian 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 121 47 -61.16%
Alaska 62 69 11.29%
Arizona 314 459 46.18%
Arkansas 131 66 -49.62%
California 3,846 3,818 -0.73%
Colorado 224 297 32.59%
Connecticut 88 179 103.41%
Delaware 53 0 -100.00%
District of Columbia 114 62 -45.61%
Florida 484 730 50.83%
Georgia 148 651 339.86%
Hawaii 28 43 53.57%
Idaho 18 34 88.89%
Illinois 828 1,059 27.90%
Indiana 406 491 20.94%
Iowa 354 117 -66.95%
Kansas 160 347 116.88%
Kentucky 23 37 60.87%
Louisiana 145 48 -66.90%
Maine 0 1 100.00%
Maryland 202 420 107.92%
Massachusetts 512 763 49.02%
Michigan 746 537 -28.02%
Minnesota 284 490 72.54%
Mississippi 0 11 100.00%
Missouri 82 165 101.22%
Montana 4 122 2,950.00%
Nebraska 100 150 50.00%
Nevada 176 105 -40.34%
New Hampshire 81 68 -16.05%
New Jersey 644 394 -38.82%
New Mexico 16 14 -12.50%
New York 3,079 2,459 -20.14%
North Carolina 580 175 -69.83%
North Dakota 0 0 0.00%
Ohio 469 525 11.94%
Oklahoma 240 321 33.75%
Oregon 67 248 270.15%
Pennsylvania 652 507 -22.24%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 42 13 -69.05%
South Carolina 33 28 -15.15%
South Dakota 0 4 100.00%
Tennessee 297 492 65.66%
Texas 1,516 1,678 10.69%
Utah 41 211 414.63%
Vermont 5 46 820.00%
Virginia 578 895 54.84%
Washington 520 643 23.65%
West Virginia 25 37 48.00%
Wisconsin 265 286 7.92%
Wyoming 0 4 100.00%

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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