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 5 years.

Total U.S. Scandinavian Population

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

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Scandinavian population has increased by 71,793 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Scandinavian people by 2023 could be 410,304.

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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 1,284 2,425 88.86%
Alaska 1,882 2,551 35.55%
Arizona 7,779 10,370 33.31%
Arkansas 1,314 1,693 28.84%
California 28,818 33,160 15.07%
Colorado 9,574 12,472 30.27%
Connecticut 1,107 1,501 35.59%
Delaware 380 451 18.68%
District of Columbia 476 301 -36.76%
Florida 8,905 12,548 40.91%
Georgia 4,348 5,265 21.09%
Hawaii 769 795 3.38%
Idaho 3,706 5,639 52.16%
Illinois 7,579 8,843 16.68%
Indiana 2,869 3,381 17.85%
Iowa 4,601 5,246 14.02%
Kansas 2,268 2,898 27.78%
Kentucky 1,302 2,622 101.38%
Louisiana 1,127 1,504 33.45%
Maine 905 1,633 80.44%
Maryland 1,948 3,001 54.06%
Massachusetts 2,682 3,175 18.38%
Michigan 5,814 7,777 33.76%
Minnesota 43,487 50,993 17.26%
Mississippi 648 756 16.67%
Missouri 2,663 4,295 61.28%
Montana 4,237 5,077 19.83%
Nebraska 2,032 2,303 13.34%
Nevada 3,516 3,901 10.95%
New Hampshire 942 1,600 69.85%
New Jersey 1,675 2,161 29.01%
New Mexico 1,773 2,101 18.50%
New York 5,075 6,485 27.78%
North Carolina 3,572 6,029 68.78%
North Dakota 5,478 5,353 -2.28%
Ohio 3,314 5,604 69.10%
Oklahoma 1,821 3,062 68.15%
Oregon 11,160 13,241 18.65%
Pennsylvania 2,944 4,054 37.70%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 335 542 61.79%
South Carolina 1,523 2,703 77.48%
South Dakota 3,046 4,312 41.56%
Tennessee 2,045 3,957 93.50%
Texas 10,461 15,347 46.71%
Utah 12,697 16,928 33.32%
Vermont 496 718 44.76%
Virginia 4,406 5,941 34.84%
Washington 24,733 28,274 14.32%
West Virginia 490 880 79.59%
Wisconsin 9,230 10,952 18.66%
Wyoming 1,482 1,691 14.10%

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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