Number of Pakistani People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Pakistani Population

Population Year
500,159 2020
472,610 2019
467,123 2018
462,470 2017
437,028 2016
414,880 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Pakistani population has increased by 85,279 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Pakistani people by 2025 could be 585,438.

Total U.S. Pakistani Population By State

We can also look at the data for Pakistani people in each individual state and whether the Pakistani 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 1,900 2,181 14.79%
Alaska 44 171 288.64%
Arizona 2,808 3,156 12.39%
Arkansas 1,225 1,567 27.92%
California 52,695 67,044 27.23%
Colorado 1,444 2,571 78.05%
Connecticut 6,379 6,992 9.61%
Delaware 2,052 1,189 -42.06%
District of Columbia 639 511 -20.03%
Florida 17,074 16,065 -5.91%
Georgia 10,744 13,391 24.64%
Hawaii 111 18 -83.78%
Idaho 264 142 -46.21%
Illinois 29,778 38,922 30.71%
Indiana 3,889 3,597 -7.51%
Iowa 947 1,552 63.89%
Kansas 1,422 2,158 51.76%
Kentucky 1,183 1,218 2.96%
Louisiana 1,577 2,164 37.22%
Maine 211 324 53.55%
Maryland 19,035 19,800 4.02%
Massachusetts 5,979 9,272 55.08%
Michigan 10,279 13,671 33.00%
Minnesota 2,153 3,863 79.42%
Mississippi 401 864 115.46%
Missouri 3,864 3,892 0.72%
Montana 73 36 -50.68%
Nebraska 257 436 69.65%
Nevada 984 2,371 140.96%
New Hampshire 777 515 -33.72%
New Jersey 28,270 33,055 16.93%
New Mexico 322 925 187.27%
New York 77,827 80,185 3.03%
North Carolina 7,551 8,041 6.49%
North Dakota 138 212 53.62%
Ohio 4,115 6,077 47.68%
Oklahoma 1,987 2,732 37.49%
Oregon 627 1,231 96.33%
Pennsylvania 10,976 13,831 26.01%
Puerto Rico 0 5 100.00%
Rhode Island 537 679 26.44%
South Carolina 887 1,350 52.20%
South Dakota 149 156 4.70%
Tennessee 2,564 3,062 19.42%
Texas 58,374 80,079 37.18%
Utah 712 1,364 91.57%
Vermont 61 24 -60.66%
Virginia 32,250 35,252 9.31%
Washington 3,738 7,855 110.14%
West Virginia 284 711 150.35%
Wisconsin 3,204 3,559 11.08%
Wyoming 119 126 5.88%

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.