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 5 years.

Total U.S. Nigerian Population

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

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Nigerian population has increased by 87,912 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Nigerian people by 2023 could be 441,797.

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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 1,314 2,117 61.11%
Alaska 318 815 156.29%
Arizona 2,127 2,771 30.28%
Arkansas 380 564 48.42%
California 23,728 26,539 11.85%
Colorado 1,911 2,183 14.23%
Connecticut 2,445 3,065 25.36%
Delaware 697 1,535 120.23%
District of Columbia 2,095 2,642 26.11%
Florida 8,725 10,101 15.77%
Georgia 17,197 22,199 29.09%
Hawaii 61 87 42.62%
Idaho 762 411 -46.06%
Illinois 14,003 17,112 22.20%
Indiana 3,168 6,699 111.46%
Iowa 600 761 26.83%
Kansas 1,525 1,018 -33.25%
Kentucky 725 1,586 118.76%
Louisiana 1,375 1,552 12.87%
Maine 182 171 -6.04%
Maryland 31,568 37,868 19.96%
Massachusetts 6,757 9,102 34.70%
Michigan 4,388 5,352 21.97%
Minnesota 5,693 6,467 13.60%
Mississippi 470 774 64.68%
Missouri 2,851 3,168 11.12%
Montana 62 18 -70.97%
Nebraska 564 898 59.22%
Nevada 542 1,310 141.70%
New Hampshire 188 194 3.19%
New Jersey 15,327 20,538 34.00%
New Mexico 254 664 161.42%
New York 28,437 36,760 29.27%
North Carolina 5,316 6,391 20.22%
North Dakota 227 622 174.01%
Ohio 4,204 6,024 43.29%
Oklahoma 1,546 1,938 25.36%
Oregon 715 854 19.44%
Pennsylvania 6,682 8,903 33.24%
Puerto Rico 13 0 -100.00%
Rhode Island 1,297 2,851 119.81%
South Carolina 1,375 992 -27.85%
South Dakota 56 60 7.14%
Tennessee 3,101 3,567 15.03%
Texas 52,441 82,746 57.79%
Utah 458 579 26.42%
Vermont 53 114 115.09%
Virginia 4,615 6,674 44.62%
Washington 1,764 2,147 21.71%
West Virginia 262 348 32.82%
Wisconsin 1,385 1,938 39.93%
Wyoming 37 96 159.46%

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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