Number of Polish People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Polish Population

Population Year
2,849,956 2019
2,938,830 2018
3,032,587 2017
3,107,113 2016
3,192,151 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Polish population has decreased by 342,195 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Polish people by 2023 could be 3,192,151.

Total U.S. Polish Population By State

We can also look at the data for Polish people in each individual state and whether the Polish 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 9,961 8,801 -11.65%
Alaska 3,906 4,005 2.53%
Arizona 53,477 50,750 -5.10%
Arkansas 8,174 7,243 -11.39%
California 137,444 123,449 -10.18%
Colorado 37,065 34,981 -5.62%
Connecticut 102,217 87,682 -14.22%
Delaware 13,250 11,692 -11.76%
District of Columbia 3,141 3,419 8.85%
Florida 183,580 170,813 -6.95%
Georgia 33,439 31,981 -4.36%
Hawaii 3,474 3,110 -10.48%
Idaho 6,281 5,185 -17.45%
Illinois 401,589 360,194 -10.31%
Indiana 72,599 65,646 -9.58%
Iowa 11,409 10,907 -4.40%
Kansas 11,851 9,686 -18.27%
Kentucky 11,922 12,045 1.03%
Louisiana 7,170 6,191 -13.65%
Maine 7,266 7,397 1.80%
Maryland 58,480 51,950 -11.17%
Massachusetts 95,695 83,105 -13.16%
Michigan 304,858 269,163 -11.71%
Minnesota 59,604 52,331 -12.20%
Mississippi 4,351 4,685 7.68%
Missouri 29,684 26,194 -11.76%
Montana 5,781 5,103 -11.73%
Nebraska 20,653 18,485 -10.50%
Nevada 20,876 18,053 -13.52%
New Hampshire 15,779 13,636 -13.58%
New Jersey 195,768 162,907 -16.79%
New Mexico 8,261 5,977 -27.65%
New York 353,520 307,833 -12.92%
North Carolina 42,427 40,575 -4.37%
North Dakota 4,811 4,539 -5.65%
Ohio 142,083 129,768 -8.67%
Oklahoma 10,340 9,229 -10.74%
Oregon 18,691 15,681 -16.10%
Pennsylvania 266,763 235,111 -11.87%
Puerto Rico 149 123 -17.45%
Rhode Island 11,515 9,579 -16.81%
South Carolina 20,782 21,553 3.71%
South Dakota 3,147 3,284 4.35%
Tennessee 21,802 22,571 3.53%
Texas 97,720 91,121 -6.75%
Utah 7,386 6,466 -12.46%
Vermont 6,504 5,566 -14.42%
Virginia 44,817 39,303 -12.30%
Washington 34,403 34,741 0.98%
West Virginia 12,033 10,061 -16.39%
Wisconsin 151,127 133,170 -11.88%
Wyoming 3,275 3,039 -7.21%

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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