Number of Portuguese People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Portuguese Population

Population Year
572,159 2019
582,304 2018
594,711 2017
612,343 2016
625,188 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Portuguese population has decreased by 53,029 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Portuguese people by 2023 could be 625,188.

Total U.S. Portuguese Population By State

We can also look at the data for Portuguese people in each individual state and whether the Portuguese 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 858 1,449 68.88%
Alaska 715 437 -38.88%
Arizona 6,272 5,240 -16.45%
Arkansas 933 993 6.43%
California 149,579 131,908 -11.81%
Colorado 3,507 3,066 -12.57%
Connecticut 26,862 23,410 -12.85%
Delaware 624 432 -30.77%
District of Columbia 375 390 4.00%
Florida 31,964 36,075 12.86%
Georgia 4,748 5,072 6.82%
Hawaii 13,250 9,656 -27.12%
Idaho 2,567 2,179 -15.11%
Illinois 3,010 2,951 -1.96%
Indiana 1,414 1,742 23.20%
Iowa 581 437 -24.78%
Kansas 1,006 499 -50.40%
Kentucky 941 1,166 23.91%
Louisiana 1,247 1,154 -7.46%
Maine 2,862 2,468 -13.77%
Maryland 4,457 4,109 -7.81%
Massachusetts 166,156 148,103 -10.87%
Michigan 1,967 1,899 -3.46%
Minnesota 1,079 950 -11.96%
Mississippi 697 700 0.43%
Missouri 2,014 1,421 -29.44%
Montana 374 503 34.49%
Nebraska 406 336 -17.24%
Nevada 5,397 5,926 9.80%
New Hampshire 5,662 6,342 12.01%
New Jersey 53,825 49,972 -7.16%
New Mexico 992 682 -31.25%
New York 23,933 21,653 -9.53%
North Carolina 5,683 5,225 -8.06%
North Dakota 129 80 -37.98%
Ohio 2,508 2,543 1.40%
Oklahoma 1,704 1,945 14.14%
Oregon 6,848 5,745 -16.11%
Pennsylvania 7,256 7,300 0.61%
Puerto Rico 98 104 6.12%
Rhode Island 48,748 42,990 -11.81%
South Carolina 2,879 3,238 12.47%
South Dakota 227 236 3.96%
Tennessee 2,015 1,964 -2.53%
Texas 11,451 11,463 0.10%
Utah 1,422 1,638 15.19%
Vermont 637 644 1.10%
Virginia 6,007 5,843 -2.73%
Washington 6,126 6,653 8.60%
West Virginia 400 291 -27.25%
Wisconsin 654 818 25.08%
Wyoming 220 223 1.36%

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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