Number of Nicaraguan People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Nicaraguan Population

Population Year
417,171 2020
422,273 2019
420,843 2018
417,201 2017
407,870 2016
407,288 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Nicaraguan population has increased by 9,883 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Nicaraguan people by 2025 could be 427,054.

Total U.S. Nicaraguan Population By State

We can also look at the data for Nicaraguan people in each individual state and whether the Nicaraguan 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 1,546 843 -45.47%
Alaska 266 297 11.65%
Arizona 2,520 4,166 65.32%
Arkansas 600 1,192 98.67%
California 118,154 112,896 -4.45%
Colorado 1,701 2,462 44.74%
Connecticut 2,034 1,762 -13.37%
Delaware 206 504 144.66%
District of Columbia 696 939 34.91%
Florida 153,004 153,486 0.32%
Georgia 7,703 6,663 -13.50%
Hawaii 553 344 -37.79%
Idaho 135 238 76.30%
Illinois 3,216 3,393 5.50%
Indiana 2,642 2,174 -17.71%
Iowa 753 1,008 33.86%
Kansas 751 999 33.02%
Kentucky 519 528 1.73%
Louisiana 7,837 7,754 -1.06%
Maine 172 163 -5.23%
Maryland 8,453 10,900 28.95%
Massachusetts 1,595 2,302 44.33%
Michigan 837 1,358 62.25%
Minnesota 1,423 2,137 50.18%
Mississippi 542 774 42.80%
Missouri 1,860 1,534 -17.53%
Montana 46 212 360.87%
Nebraska 390 417 6.92%
Nevada 5,523 5,985 8.37%
New Hampshire 178 300 68.54%
New Jersey 10,280 9,209 -10.42%
New Mexico 395 879 122.53%
New York 14,957 16,370 9.45%
North Carolina 6,135 7,402 20.65%
North Dakota 39 251 543.59%
Ohio 1,233 2,097 70.07%
Oklahoma 363 520 43.25%
Oregon 1,242 1,797 44.69%
Pennsylvania 3,005 4,164 38.57%
Puerto Rico 496 307 -38.10%
Rhode Island 374 670 79.14%
South Carolina 1,679 1,575 -6.19%
South Dakota 325 218 -32.92%
Tennessee 1,362 1,239 -9.03%
Texas 25,015 25,835 3.28%
Utah 1,394 968 -30.56%
Vermont 128 134 4.69%
Virginia 7,774 9,664 24.31%
Washington 3,525 3,870 9.79%
West Virginia 200 145 -27.50%
Wisconsin 1,912 2,399 25.47%
Wyoming 96 35 -63.54%

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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