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 5 years.

Total U.S. Nicaraguan Population

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

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Nicaraguan population has increased by 14,985 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Nicaraguan people by 2023 could be 437,258.

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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 1,546 961 -37.84%
Alaska 266 393 47.74%
Arizona 2,520 3,440 36.51%
Arkansas 600 951 58.50%
California 118,154 117,505 -0.55%
Colorado 1,701 2,166 27.34%
Connecticut 2,034 1,772 -12.88%
Delaware 206 527 155.83%
District of Columbia 696 875 25.72%
Florida 153,004 159,083 3.97%
Georgia 7,703 5,799 -24.72%
Hawaii 553 350 -36.71%
Idaho 135 229 69.63%
Illinois 3,216 3,629 12.84%
Indiana 2,642 2,266 -14.23%
Iowa 753 1,050 39.44%
Kansas 751 865 15.18%
Kentucky 519 546 5.20%
Louisiana 7,837 7,567 -3.45%
Maine 172 212 23.26%
Maryland 8,453 11,147 31.87%
Massachusetts 1,595 1,936 21.38%
Michigan 837 1,127 34.65%
Minnesota 1,423 2,011 41.32%
Mississippi 542 581 7.20%
Missouri 1,860 1,148 -38.28%
Montana 46 159 245.65%
Nebraska 390 420 7.69%
Nevada 5,523 4,926 -10.81%
New Hampshire 178 248 39.33%
New Jersey 10,280 10,117 -1.59%
New Mexico 395 903 128.61%
New York 14,957 16,709 11.71%
North Carolina 6,135 7,082 15.44%
North Dakota 39 120 207.69%
Ohio 1,233 2,157 74.94%
Oklahoma 363 285 -21.49%
Oregon 1,242 1,804 45.25%
Pennsylvania 3,005 4,173 38.87%
Puerto Rico 496 302 -39.11%
Rhode Island 374 582 55.61%
South Carolina 1,679 1,370 -18.40%
South Dakota 325 148 -54.46%
Tennessee 1,362 1,156 -15.12%
Texas 25,015 25,324 1.24%
Utah 1,394 946 -32.14%
Vermont 128 193 50.78%
Virginia 7,774 8,479 9.07%
Washington 3,525 4,175 18.44%
West Virginia 200 180 -10.00%
Wisconsin 1,912 2,441 27.67%
Wyoming 96 40 -58.33%

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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