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 6 years.

Total U.S. Portuguese Population

Population Year
558,081 2020
572,159 2019
582,304 2018
594,711 2017
612,343 2016
625,188 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Portuguese population has decreased by 67,107 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Portuguese people by 2025 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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 858 1,703 98.48%
Alaska 715 402 -43.78%
Arizona 6,272 4,789 -23.64%
Arkansas 933 1,214 30.12%
California 149,579 126,804 -15.23%
Colorado 3,507 3,418 -2.54%
Connecticut 26,862 21,497 -19.97%
Delaware 624 357 -42.79%
District of Columbia 375 243 -35.20%
Florida 31,964 37,093 16.05%
Georgia 4,748 5,578 17.48%
Hawaii 13,250 8,823 -33.41%
Idaho 2,567 2,176 -15.23%
Illinois 3,010 2,675 -11.13%
Indiana 1,414 1,562 10.47%
Iowa 581 419 -27.88%
Kansas 1,006 529 -47.42%
Kentucky 941 1,677 78.21%
Louisiana 1,247 1,169 -6.26%
Maine 2,862 2,313 -19.18%
Maryland 4,457 4,380 -1.73%
Massachusetts 166,156 143,681 -13.53%
Michigan 1,967 1,708 -13.17%
Minnesota 1,079 1,041 -3.52%
Mississippi 697 402 -42.32%
Missouri 2,014 1,589 -21.10%
Montana 374 439 17.38%
Nebraska 406 328 -19.21%
Nevada 5,397 5,778 7.06%
New Hampshire 5,662 6,163 8.85%
New Jersey 53,825 48,801 -9.33%
New Mexico 992 1,133 14.21%
New York 23,933 22,544 -5.80%
North Carolina 5,683 5,288 -6.95%
North Dakota 129 53 -58.91%
Ohio 2,508 2,304 -8.13%
Oklahoma 1,704 1,968 15.49%
Oregon 6,848 5,366 -21.64%
Pennsylvania 7,256 7,636 5.24%
Puerto Rico 98 98 0.00%
Rhode Island 48,748 40,489 -16.94%
South Carolina 2,879 3,449 19.80%
South Dakota 227 162 -28.63%
Tennessee 2,015 1,890 -6.20%
Texas 11,451 10,989 -4.03%
Utah 1,422 1,859 30.73%
Vermont 637 598 -6.12%
Virginia 6,007 5,631 -6.26%
Washington 6,126 6,513 6.32%
West Virginia 400 204 -49.00%
Wisconsin 654 1,052 60.86%
Wyoming 220 202 -8.18%

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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