Number of Scottish People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Scottish Population

Population Year
1,580,194 2019
1,643,986 2018
1,688,706 2017
1,710,543 2016
1,716,315 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Scottish population has decreased by 136,121 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Scottish people by 2023 could be 1,716,315.

Total U.S. Scottish Population By State

We can also look at the data for Scottish people in each individual state and whether the Scottish 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 36,976 34,648 -6.30%
Alaska 5,039 4,560 -9.51%
Arizona 39,841 35,233 -11.57%
Arkansas 19,754 18,914 -4.25%
California 140,283 120,633 -14.01%
Colorado 37,874 37,446 -1.13%
Connecticut 14,871 12,770 -14.13%
Delaware 4,528 4,155 -8.24%
District of Columbia 1,988 1,627 -18.16%
Florida 109,779 100,534 -8.42%
Georgia 71,803 70,408 -1.94%
Hawaii 4,042 3,329 -17.64%
Idaho 13,915 13,639 -1.98%
Illinois 41,130 34,400 -16.36%
Indiana 40,786 37,952 -6.95%
Iowa 12,746 11,710 -8.13%
Kansas 18,537 15,917 -14.13%
Kentucky 36,165 35,029 -3.14%
Louisiana 16,727 15,043 -10.07%
Maine 19,449 18,146 -6.70%
Maryland 28,237 23,378 -17.21%
Massachusetts 36,871 32,412 -12.09%
Michigan 59,804 53,786 -10.06%
Minnesota 12,822 11,495 -10.35%
Mississippi 22,181 21,052 -5.09%
Missouri 32,924 31,143 -5.41%
Montana 9,471 8,886 -6.18%
Nebraska 6,282 6,090 -3.06%
Nevada 13,227 12,968 -1.96%
New Hampshire 15,065 11,902 -21.00%
New Jersey 21,758 19,985 -8.15%
New Mexico 10,861 9,542 -12.14%
New York 49,376 45,100 -8.66%
North Carolina 98,357 94,396 -4.03%
North Dakota 2,073 1,788 -13.75%
Ohio 64,127 61,121 -4.69%
Oklahoma 23,397 22,749 -2.77%
Oregon 33,800 29,468 -12.82%
Pennsylvania 50,820 45,505 -10.46%
Puerto Rico 64 73 14.06%
Rhode Island 4,476 3,459 -22.72%
South Carolina 49,070 48,546 -1.07%
South Dakota 2,370 2,434 2.70%
Tennessee 59,093 56,206 -4.89%
Texas 137,384 130,181 -5.24%
Utah 33,643 29,941 -11.00%
Vermont 7,071 6,714 -5.05%
Virginia 58,059 51,485 -11.32%
Washington 54,409 50,292 -7.57%
West Virginia 15,199 14,549 -4.28%
Wisconsin 13,043 12,748 -2.26%
Wyoming 4,812 4,780 -0.67%

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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