Number of Mexican People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Mexican Population

Population Year
36,537,028 2020
36,473,461 2019
36,131,618 2018
35,709,528 2017
35,110,480 2016
34,640,287 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Mexican population has increased by 1,896,741 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Mexican people by 2025 could be 38,433,769.

Total U.S. Mexican Population By State

We can also look at the data for Mexican people in each individual state and whether the Mexican 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 128,381 124,956 -2.67%
Alaska 25,774 28,634 11.10%
Arizona 1,813,659 1,982,168 9.29%
Arkansas 152,982 167,313 9.37%
California 12,274,907 12,635,258 2.94%
Colorado 832,155 891,760 7.16%
Connecticut 54,369 63,563 16.91%
Delaware 31,779 34,018 7.05%
District of Columbia 10,554 14,082 33.43%
Florida 668,344 709,870 6.21%
Georgia 548,982 558,421 1.72%
Hawaii 41,588 47,164 13.41%
Idaho 166,554 188,699 13.30%
Illinois 1,685,953 1,709,245 1.38%
Indiana 317,115 340,483 7.37%
Iowa 131,476 148,372 12.85%
Kansas 271,112 285,350 5.25%
Kentucky 83,848 90,537 7.98%
Louisiana 86,776 88,174 1.61%
Maine 5,709 7,122 24.75%
Maryland 95,779 97,574 1.87%
Massachusetts 42,031 47,720 13.54%
Michigan 343,997 371,361 7.95%
Minnesota 189,743 204,270 7.66%
Mississippi 56,379 54,717 -2.95%
Missouri 160,338 176,154 9.86%
Montana 23,385 28,858 23.40%
Nebraska 144,416 155,339 7.56%
Nevada 590,272 656,491 11.22%
New Hampshire 10,002 9,190 -8.12%
New Jersey 231,902 215,699 -6.99%
New Mexico 639,243 668,593 4.59%
New York 472,979 464,480 -1.80%
North Carolina 518,249 542,666 4.71%
North Dakota 14,964 19,558 30.70%
Ohio 192,719 206,126 6.96%
Oklahoma 307,212 346,321 12.73%
Oregon 411,776 445,523 8.20%
Pennsylvania 141,431 158,266 11.90%
Puerto Rico 12,327 8,708 -29.36%
Rhode Island 10,432 10,956 5.02%
South Carolina 143,684 152,356 6.04%
South Dakota 18,242 22,056 20.91%
Tennessee 205,957 227,090 10.26%
Texas 8,886,716 9,530,419 7.24%
Utah 287,428 314,819 9.53%
Vermont 3,101 3,739 20.57%
Virginia 171,730 184,600 7.49%
Washington 674,493 760,663 12.78%
West Virginia 11,028 11,650 5.64%
Wisconsin 266,834 289,231 8.39%
Wyoming 41,808 45,354 8.48%

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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