Number of Scotch Irish People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Scotch Irish Population

Population Year
1,172,353 2020
1,237,372 2019
1,275,078 2018
1,313,898 2017
1,351,426 2016
1,375,761 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Scotch Irish population has decreased by 203,408 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Scotch Irish people by 2025 could be 1,375,761.

Total U.S. Scotch Irish Population By State

We can also look at the data for Scotch Irish people in each individual state and whether the Scotch Irish 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 42,954 34,789 -19.01%
Alaska 3,377 2,807 -16.88%
Arizona 22,127 19,538 -11.70%
Arkansas 19,303 14,713 -23.78%
California 79,030 62,912 -20.39%
Colorado 23,874 21,035 -11.89%
Connecticut 6,277 5,311 -15.39%
Delaware 2,666 2,326 -12.75%
District of Columbia 1,530 1,101 -28.04%
Florida 76,986 68,470 -11.06%
Georgia 65,838 57,582 -12.54%
Hawaii 2,094 1,846 -11.84%
Idaho 6,375 4,977 -21.93%
Illinois 27,333 22,224 -18.69%
Indiana 25,084 21,261 -15.24%
Iowa 9,233 8,154 -11.69%
Kansas 13,387 10,581 -20.96%
Kentucky 33,304 31,654 -4.95%
Louisiana 18,200 13,307 -26.88%
Maine 9,168 7,159 -21.91%
Maryland 18,154 13,059 -28.07%
Massachusetts 16,411 14,533 -11.44%
Michigan 24,473 20,608 -15.79%
Minnesota 6,687 6,850 2.44%
Mississippi 28,867 24,624 -14.70%
Missouri 28,596 24,105 -15.70%
Montana 5,648 5,549 -1.75%
Nebraska 4,523 4,197 -7.21%
Nevada 8,731 6,945 -20.46%
New Hampshire 5,894 5,447 -7.58%
New Jersey 13,241 10,300 -22.21%
New Mexico 7,771 5,813 -25.20%
New York 23,405 20,911 -10.66%
North Carolina 147,597 129,701 -12.12%
North Dakota 1,093 747 -31.66%
Ohio 43,300 38,047 -12.13%
Oklahoma 17,666 15,028 -14.93%
Oregon 18,600 15,883 -14.61%
Pennsylvania 52,127 45,242 -13.21%
Puerto Rico 12 29 141.67%
Rhode Island 1,775 1,361 -23.32%
South Carolina 70,859 64,200 -9.40%
South Dakota 1,420 1,129 -20.49%
Tennessee 85,500 75,722 -11.44%
Texas 120,432 99,757 -17.17%
Utah 7,563 7,515 -0.63%
Vermont 2,603 2,292 -11.95%
Virginia 65,194 51,839 -20.49%
Washington 30,286 23,784 -21.47%
West Virginia 19,592 16,549 -15.53%
Wisconsin 6,277 6,167 -1.75%
Wyoming 3,336 2,702 -19.00%

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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