Number of Pennsylvania German People in the United States

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

First, let's take a look at the population of Pennsylvania German people in the United States for the last 5 years.

Total U.S. Pennsylvania German Population

Population Year
194,366 2019
193,705 2018
193,655 2017
189,525 2016
192,001 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Pennsylvania German population has increased by 2,365 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Pennsylvania German people by 2023 could be 196,731.

Total U.S. Pennsylvania German Population By State

We can also look at the data for Pennsylvania German people in each individual state and whether the Pennsylvania German 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 292 266 -8.90%
Alaska 292 56 -80.82%
Arizona 1,101 881 -19.98%
Arkansas 234 245 4.70%
California 2,327 2,455 5.50%
Colorado 763 846 10.88%
Connecticut 301 202 -32.89%
Delaware 1,544 1,112 -27.98%
District of Columbia 27 65 140.74%
Florida 4,671 3,968 -15.05%
Georgia 741 707 -4.59%
Hawaii 28 34 21.43%
Idaho 264 281 6.44%
Illinois 2,629 2,947 12.10%
Indiana 10,047 8,346 -16.93%
Iowa 3,075 2,298 -25.27%
Kansas 1,411 1,495 5.95%
Kentucky 1,210 2,096 73.22%
Louisiana 67 82 22.39%
Maine 225 356 58.22%
Maryland 2,507 1,689 -32.63%
Massachusetts 298 369 23.83%
Michigan 4,295 4,508 4.96%
Minnesota 1,306 1,150 -11.94%
Mississippi 257 250 -2.72%
Missouri 1,910 2,686 40.63%
Montana 270 268 -0.74%
Nebraska 678 596 -12.09%
Nevada 263 306 16.35%
New Hampshire 108 220 103.70%
New Jersey 2,677 1,855 -30.71%
New Mexico 256 154 -39.84%
New York 8,404 8,163 -2.87%
North Carolina 1,498 973 -35.05%
North Dakota 70 67 -4.29%
Ohio 19,742 27,453 39.06%
Oklahoma 539 654 21.34%
Oregon 1,205 765 -36.51%
Pennsylvania 98,145 97,350 -0.81%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 28 56 100.00%
South Carolina 716 1,022 42.74%
South Dakota 189 288 52.38%
Tennessee 2,132 1,416 -33.58%
Texas 2,904 2,619 -9.81%
Utah 95 100 5.26%
Vermont 108 59 -45.37%
Virginia 1,605 1,829 13.96%
Washington 928 1,131 21.88%
West Virginia 539 335 -37.85%
Wisconsin 6,701 7,076 5.60%
Wyoming 379 221 -41.69%

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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