Number of Nigerian People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Nigerian Population

Population Year
382,820 2020
353,885 2019
335,844 2018
311,930 2017
286,424 2016
265,973 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Nigerian population has increased by 116,847 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Nigerian people by 2025 could be 499,667.

Total U.S. Nigerian Population By State

We can also look at the data for Nigerian people in each individual state and whether the Nigerian 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 1,314 1,859 41.48%
Alaska 318 269 -15.41%
Arizona 2,127 2,938 38.13%
Arkansas 380 436 14.74%
California 23,728 31,213 31.55%
Colorado 1,911 2,520 31.87%
Connecticut 2,445 2,803 14.64%
Delaware 697 2,342 236.01%
District of Columbia 2,095 2,120 1.19%
Florida 8,725 10,771 23.45%
Georgia 17,197 24,836 44.42%
Hawaii 61 146 139.34%
Idaho 762 175 -77.03%
Illinois 14,003 18,816 34.37%
Indiana 3,168 8,553 169.98%
Iowa 600 895 49.17%
Kansas 1,525 1,172 -23.15%
Kentucky 725 1,629 124.69%
Louisiana 1,375 2,343 70.40%
Maine 182 224 23.08%
Maryland 31,568 37,756 19.60%
Massachusetts 6,757 10,833 60.32%
Michigan 4,388 6,452 47.04%
Minnesota 5,693 6,818 19.76%
Mississippi 470 899 91.28%
Missouri 2,851 3,387 18.80%
Montana 62 18 -70.97%
Nebraska 564 861 52.66%
Nevada 542 1,109 104.61%
New Hampshire 188 201 6.91%
New Jersey 15,327 23,978 56.44%
New Mexico 254 1,425 461.02%
New York 28,437 35,027 23.17%
North Carolina 5,316 8,972 68.77%
North Dakota 227 806 255.07%
Ohio 4,204 6,706 59.51%
Oklahoma 1,546 2,456 58.86%
Oregon 715 651 -8.95%
Pennsylvania 6,682 10,019 49.94%
Puerto Rico 13 0 -100.00%
Rhode Island 1,297 4,059 212.95%
South Carolina 1,375 1,104 -19.71%
South Dakota 56 41 -26.79%
Tennessee 3,101 4,513 45.53%
Texas 52,441 84,920 61.93%
Utah 458 354 -22.71%
Vermont 53 310 484.91%
Virginia 4,615 7,430 61.00%
Washington 1,764 2,587 46.66%
West Virginia 262 357 36.26%
Wisconsin 1,385 2,582 86.43%
Wyoming 37 129 248.65%

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 2020.