Number of Salvadoran People in the United States

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

First, let's take a look at the population of Salvadoran people in the United States for the last 6 years.

Total U.S. Salvadoran Population

Population Year
2,244,914 2020
2,239,472 2019
2,196,939 2018
2,127,293 2017
2,057,473 2016
2,022,687 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Salvadoran population has increased by 222,227 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Salvadoran people by 2025 could be 2,467,141.

Total U.S. Salvadoran Population By State

We can also look at the data for Salvadoran people in each individual state and whether the Salvadoran 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 2,913 3,987 36.87%
Alaska 969 1,107 14.24%
Arizona 12,744 18,953 48.72%
Arkansas 17,965 22,721 26.47%
California 685,635 719,841 4.99%
Colorado 12,718 16,308 28.23%
Connecticut 8,266 9,655 16.80%
Delaware 904 2,027 124.23%
District of Columbia 20,266 20,028 -1.17%
Florida 63,073 76,313 20.99%
Georgia 40,768 42,047 3.14%
Hawaii 1,098 996 -9.29%
Idaho 1,686 3,122 85.17%
Illinois 14,612 19,037 30.28%
Indiana 10,339 13,190 27.58%
Iowa 6,504 6,713 3.21%
Kansas 6,371 7,466 17.19%
Kentucky 2,914 3,415 17.19%
Louisiana 7,623 8,242 8.12%
Maine 858 590 -31.24%
Maryland 162,679 181,925 11.83%
Massachusetts 50,587 65,729 29.93%
Michigan 5,118 4,681 -8.54%
Minnesota 9,396 12,216 30.01%
Mississippi 1,815 836 -53.94%
Missouri 6,062 7,078 16.76%
Montana 301 91 -69.77%
Nebraska 7,644 7,527 -1.53%
Nevada 38,998 41,871 7.37%
New Hampshire 1,206 1,251 3.73%
New Jersey 67,299 73,605 9.37%
New Mexico 2,574 2,303 -10.53%
New York 179,681 178,792 -0.49%
North Carolina 51,678 53,914 4.33%
North Dakota 180 361 100.56%
Ohio 8,558 12,968 51.53%
Oklahoma 4,455 6,186 38.86%
Oregon 7,038 10,508 49.30%
Pennsylvania 10,216 16,338 59.93%
Puerto Rico 798 404 -49.37%
Rhode Island 3,561 4,090 14.86%
South Carolina 5,306 5,483 3.34%
South Dakota 1,058 2,106 99.05%
Tennessee 11,552 14,904 29.02%
Texas 280,295 335,407 19.66%
Utah 12,364 14,216 14.98%
Vermont 117 275 135.04%
Virginia 153,060 167,997 9.76%
Washington 18,256 22,178 21.48%
West Virginia 832 1,253 50.60%
Wisconsin 1,993 2,769 38.94%
Wyoming 582 298 -48.80%

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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