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 5 years.

Total U.S. Norwegian Population

Population Year
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 2019 the total Norwegian population has decreased by 155,468 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Norwegian people by 2023 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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 5,804 5,414 -6.72%
Alaska 9,026 6,753 -25.18%
Arizona 43,407 39,665 -8.62%
Arkansas 5,334 5,500 3.11%
California 119,779 102,503 -14.42%
Colorado 36,822 36,435 -1.05%
Connecticut 5,192 4,708 -9.32%
Delaware 970 1,032 6.39%
District of Columbia 1,012 883 -12.75%
Florida 41,559 39,796 -4.24%
Georgia 12,260 12,875 5.02%
Hawaii 2,938 3,013 2.55%
Idaho 17,772 17,138 -3.57%
Illinois 43,982 38,610 -12.21%
Indiana 12,236 10,985 -10.22%
Iowa 60,193 51,780 -13.98%
Kansas 10,546 9,043 -14.25%
Kentucky 4,861 4,955 1.93%
Louisiana 4,417 3,933 -10.96%
Maine 3,187 3,064 -3.86%
Maryland 8,163 7,449 -8.75%
Massachusetts 8,627 7,619 -11.68%
Michigan 21,844 19,951 -8.67%
Minnesota 273,840 234,043 -14.53%
Mississippi 2,682 3,132 16.78%
Missouri 14,453 13,995 -3.17%
Montana 35,562 33,558 -5.64%
Nebraska 11,795 10,202 -13.51%
Nevada 13,542 13,333 -1.54%
New Hampshire 2,723 2,663 -2.20%
New Jersey 10,401 9,634 -7.37%
New Mexico 6,613 4,504 -31.89%
New York 22,626 20,349 -10.06%
North Carolina 15,033 14,203 -5.52%
North Dakota 73,242 63,698 -13.03%
Ohio 12,914 13,345 3.34%
Oklahoma 8,858 8,767 -1.03%
Oregon 51,264 43,290 -15.55%
Pennsylvania 11,855 11,806 -0.41%
Puerto Rico 27 14 -48.15%
Rhode Island 1,061 888 -16.31%
South Carolina 6,151 7,170 16.57%
South Dakota 41,964 38,202 -8.96%
Tennessee 11,436 10,666 -6.73%
Texas 49,688 46,295 -6.83%
Utah 23,322 22,661 -2.83%
Vermont 1,492 1,352 -9.38%
Virginia 15,328 14,543 -5.12%
Washington 128,534 113,960 -11.34%
West Virginia 1,714 1,394 -18.67%
Wisconsin 139,097 121,438 -12.70%
Wyoming 7,624 7,082 -7.11%

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.