Number of Scandinavian People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Scandinavian Population

Population Year
358,068 2020
338,511 2019
313,838 2018
288,019 2017
275,377 2016
266,718 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Scandinavian population has increased by 91,350 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Scandinavian people by 2025 could be 449,418.

Total U.S. Scandinavian Population By State

We can also look at the data for Scandinavian people in each individual state and whether the Scandinavian 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 1,284 3,215 150.39%
Alaska 1,882 2,632 39.85%
Arizona 7,779 10,953 40.80%
Arkansas 1,314 1,682 28.01%
California 28,818 33,641 16.74%
Colorado 9,574 12,012 25.46%
Connecticut 1,107 1,822 64.59%
Delaware 380 346 -8.95%
District of Columbia 476 282 -40.76%
Florida 8,905 14,333 60.95%
Georgia 4,348 5,996 37.90%
Hawaii 769 1,009 31.21%
Idaho 3,706 6,699 80.76%
Illinois 7,579 9,787 29.13%
Indiana 2,869 3,826 33.36%
Iowa 4,601 6,099 32.56%
Kansas 2,268 2,980 31.39%
Kentucky 1,302 2,928 124.88%
Louisiana 1,127 2,056 82.43%
Maine 905 2,117 133.92%
Maryland 1,948 3,386 73.82%
Massachusetts 2,682 3,424 27.67%
Michigan 5,814 7,763 33.52%
Minnesota 43,487 51,010 17.30%
Mississippi 648 835 28.86%
Missouri 2,663 5,840 119.30%
Montana 4,237 5,817 37.29%
Nebraska 2,032 2,451 20.62%
Nevada 3,516 3,827 8.85%
New Hampshire 942 1,627 72.72%
New Jersey 1,675 2,504 49.49%
New Mexico 1,773 2,040 15.06%
New York 5,075 6,568 29.42%
North Carolina 3,572 6,612 85.11%
North Dakota 5,478 5,388 -1.64%
Ohio 3,314 6,636 100.24%
Oklahoma 1,821 3,253 78.64%
Oregon 11,160 13,264 18.85%
Pennsylvania 2,944 3,848 30.71%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 335 548 63.58%
South Carolina 1,523 2,956 94.09%
South Dakota 3,046 4,619 51.64%
Tennessee 2,045 4,907 139.95%
Texas 10,461 16,649 59.15%
Utah 12,697 16,594 30.69%
Vermont 496 818 64.92%
Virginia 4,406 5,907 34.07%
Washington 24,733 29,514 19.33%
West Virginia 490 1,358 177.14%
Wisconsin 9,230 11,938 29.34%
Wyoming 1,482 1,752 18.22%

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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