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 6 years.

Total U.S. Pennsylvania German Population

Population Year
185,376 2020
194,366 2019
193,705 2018
193,655 2017
189,525 2016
192,001 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Pennsylvania German population has decreased by 6,625 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Pennsylvania German people by 2025 could be 192,001.

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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 292 203 -30.48%
Alaska 292 47 -83.90%
Arizona 1,101 837 -23.98%
Arkansas 234 345 47.44%
California 2,327 2,114 -9.15%
Colorado 763 737 -3.41%
Connecticut 301 169 -43.85%
Delaware 1,544 1,481 -4.08%
District of Columbia 27 50 85.19%
Florida 4,671 4,245 -9.12%
Georgia 741 633 -14.57%
Hawaii 28 30 7.14%
Idaho 264 262 -0.76%
Illinois 2,629 2,801 6.54%
Indiana 10,047 6,764 -32.68%
Iowa 3,075 2,091 -32.00%
Kansas 1,411 1,489 5.53%
Kentucky 1,210 1,872 54.71%
Louisiana 67 56 -16.42%
Maine 225 324 44.00%
Maryland 2,507 1,403 -44.04%
Massachusetts 298 280 -6.04%
Michigan 4,295 4,887 13.78%
Minnesota 1,306 960 -26.49%
Mississippi 257 284 10.51%
Missouri 1,910 2,184 14.35%
Montana 270 327 21.11%
Nebraska 678 480 -29.20%
Nevada 263 262 -0.38%
New Hampshire 108 140 29.63%
New Jersey 2,677 1,742 -34.93%
New Mexico 256 123 -51.95%
New York 8,404 7,727 -8.06%
North Carolina 1,498 1,079 -27.97%
North Dakota 70 66 -5.71%
Ohio 19,742 26,858 36.04%
Oklahoma 539 692 28.39%
Oregon 1,205 663 -44.98%
Pennsylvania 98,145 93,298 -4.94%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 28 51 82.14%
South Carolina 716 874 22.07%
South Dakota 189 301 59.26%
Tennessee 2,132 591 -72.28%
Texas 2,904 2,829 -2.58%
Utah 95 120 26.32%
Vermont 108 20 -81.48%
Virginia 1,605 2,016 25.61%
Washington 928 1,239 33.51%
West Virginia 539 301 -44.16%
Wisconsin 6,701 6,893 2.87%
Wyoming 379 136 -64.12%

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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