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 5 years.

Total U.S. Mexican Population

Population Year
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 2019 the total Mexican population has increased by 1,833,174 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Mexican people by 2023 could be 38,306,635.

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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 128,381 126,071 -1.80%
Alaska 25,774 28,205 9.43%
Arizona 1,813,659 1,957,968 7.96%
Arkansas 152,982 161,614 5.64%
California 12,274,907 12,687,312 3.36%
Colorado 832,155 885,441 6.40%
Connecticut 54,369 60,632 11.52%
Delaware 31,779 35,977 13.21%
District of Columbia 10,554 14,053 33.15%
Florida 668,344 725,645 8.57%
Georgia 548,982 565,361 2.98%
Hawaii 41,588 46,989 12.99%
Idaho 166,554 184,988 11.07%
Illinois 1,685,953 1,717,260 1.86%
Indiana 317,115 336,097 5.99%
Iowa 131,476 145,886 10.96%
Kansas 271,112 281,161 3.71%
Kentucky 83,848 91,325 8.92%
Louisiana 86,776 92,224 6.28%
Maine 5,709 6,286 10.11%
Maryland 95,779 100,975 5.42%
Massachusetts 42,031 48,777 16.05%
Michigan 343,997 366,137 6.44%
Minnesota 189,743 201,662 6.28%
Mississippi 56,379 54,516 -3.30%
Missouri 160,338 174,640 8.92%
Montana 23,385 28,776 23.05%
Nebraska 144,416 153,123 6.03%
Nevada 590,272 643,198 8.97%
New Hampshire 10,002 8,262 -17.40%
New Jersey 231,902 225,484 -2.77%
New Mexico 639,243 655,160 2.49%
New York 472,979 475,773 0.59%
North Carolina 518,249 537,963 3.80%
North Dakota 14,964 19,158 28.03%
Ohio 192,719 201,921 4.77%
Oklahoma 307,212 340,619 10.87%
Oregon 411,776 436,485 6.00%
Pennsylvania 141,431 155,969 10.28%
Puerto Rico 12,327 9,618 -21.98%
Rhode Island 10,432 11,534 10.56%
South Carolina 143,684 151,497 5.44%
South Dakota 18,242 21,212 16.28%
Tennessee 205,957 222,154 7.86%
Texas 8,886,716 9,502,159 6.93%
Utah 287,428 315,278 9.69%
Vermont 3,101 3,969 27.99%
Virginia 171,730 180,583 5.16%
Washington 674,493 746,242 10.64%
West Virginia 11,028 11,009 -0.17%
Wisconsin 266,834 283,726 6.33%
Wyoming 41,808 45,005 7.65%

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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