Number of Russian People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Russian Population

Population Year
933,948 2019
975,882 2018
1,017,167 2017
1,047,553 2016
1,085,540 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Russian population has decreased by 151,592 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Russian people by 2023 could be 1,085,540.

Total U.S. Russian Population By State

We can also look at the data for Russian people in each individual state and whether the Russian 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 3,293 2,838 -13.82%
Alaska 3,561 2,916 -18.11%
Arizona 16,949 16,418 -3.13%
Arkansas 1,321 851 -35.58%
California 169,890 148,883 -12.37%
Colorado 18,502 15,433 -16.59%
Connecticut 21,634 15,651 -27.66%
Delaware 2,286 2,011 -12.03%
District of Columbia 3,038 2,056 -32.32%
Florida 92,161 82,218 -10.79%
Georgia 17,306 16,174 -6.54%
Hawaii 1,667 1,733 3.96%
Idaho 2,284 1,975 -13.53%
Illinois 47,255 40,255 -14.81%
Indiana 7,114 5,915 -16.85%
Iowa 3,277 2,030 -38.05%
Kansas 5,172 3,692 -28.62%
Kentucky 3,758 4,373 16.37%
Louisiana 2,972 2,259 -23.99%
Maine 2,777 2,062 -25.75%
Maryland 30,820 25,129 -18.47%
Massachusetts 48,011 39,750 -17.21%
Michigan 21,746 18,123 -16.66%
Minnesota 15,357 13,715 -10.69%
Mississippi 1,181 1,490 26.16%
Missouri 11,970 9,712 -18.86%
Montana 1,933 1,479 -23.49%
Nebraska 2,545 2,386 -6.25%
Nevada 11,014 8,170 -25.82%
New Hampshire 3,712 3,441 -7.30%
New Jersey 66,351 58,547 -11.76%
New Mexico 2,946 2,635 -10.56%
New York 187,827 156,235 -16.82%
North Carolina 15,629 15,168 -2.95%
North Dakota 1,050 829 -21.05%
Ohio 24,732 21,042 -14.92%
Oklahoma 3,155 3,133 -0.70%
Oregon 18,838 17,861 -5.19%
Pennsylvania 61,720 49,854 -19.23%
Puerto Rico 118 133 12.71%
Rhode Island 3,956 2,637 -33.34%
South Carolina 7,307 6,882 -5.82%
South Dakota 1,172 782 -33.28%
Tennessee 7,354 6,925 -5.83%
Texas 32,773 30,518 -6.88%
Utah 3,272 3,028 -7.46%
Vermont 2,079 1,713 -17.60%
Virginia 20,250 16,920 -16.44%
Washington 38,257 34,372 -10.16%
West Virginia 2,145 1,682 -21.59%
Wisconsin 9,531 9,419 -1.18%
Wyoming 690 628 -8.99%

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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