Number of Norwegian People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Norwegian Population

Population Year
1,260,933 2020
1,319,277 2019
1,365,906 2018
1,406,357 2017
1,445,534 2016
1,474,745 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Norwegian population has decreased by 213,812 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Norwegian people by 2025 could be 1,474,745.

Total U.S. Norwegian Population By State

We can also look at the data for Norwegian people in each individual state and whether the Norwegian 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 5,804 5,373 -7.43%
Alaska 9,026 6,593 -26.96%
Arizona 43,407 39,279 -9.51%
Arkansas 5,334 5,519 3.47%
California 119,779 95,581 -20.20%
Colorado 36,822 34,001 -7.66%
Connecticut 5,192 4,192 -19.26%
Delaware 970 1,068 10.10%
District of Columbia 1,012 711 -29.74%
Florida 41,559 39,828 -4.17%
Georgia 12,260 12,084 -1.44%
Hawaii 2,938 2,597 -11.61%
Idaho 17,772 16,912 -4.84%
Illinois 43,982 36,034 -18.07%
Indiana 12,236 9,925 -18.89%
Iowa 60,193 51,073 -15.15%
Kansas 10,546 8,698 -17.52%
Kentucky 4,861 5,136 5.66%
Louisiana 4,417 3,699 -16.26%
Maine 3,187 3,186 -0.03%
Maryland 8,163 7,010 -14.12%
Massachusetts 8,627 7,517 -12.87%
Michigan 21,844 19,732 -9.67%
Minnesota 273,840 222,536 -18.74%
Mississippi 2,682 2,702 0.75%
Missouri 14,453 14,218 -1.63%
Montana 35,562 32,725 -7.98%
Nebraska 11,795 9,961 -15.55%
Nevada 13,542 12,383 -8.56%
New Hampshire 2,723 2,973 9.18%
New Jersey 10,401 9,483 -8.83%
New Mexico 6,613 4,191 -36.62%
New York 22,626 18,966 -16.18%
North Carolina 15,033 13,849 -7.88%
North Dakota 73,242 61,440 -16.11%
Ohio 12,914 12,076 -6.49%
Oklahoma 8,858 8,228 -7.11%
Oregon 51,264 40,646 -20.71%
Pennsylvania 11,855 10,923 -7.86%
Puerto Rico 27 22 -18.52%
Rhode Island 1,061 874 -17.62%
South Carolina 6,151 6,861 11.54%
South Dakota 41,964 36,491 -13.04%
Tennessee 11,436 10,386 -9.18%
Texas 49,688 45,281 -8.87%
Utah 23,322 21,380 -8.33%
Vermont 1,492 1,155 -22.59%
Virginia 15,328 13,569 -11.48%
Washington 128,534 108,011 -15.97%
West Virginia 1,714 1,288 -24.85%
Wisconsin 139,097 116,049 -16.57%
Wyoming 7,624 6,540 -14.22%

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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