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 6 years.

Total U.S. Scottish Population

Population Year
1,515,587 2020
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 2020 the total Scottish population has decreased by 200,728 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Scottish people by 2025 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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 36,976 34,631 -6.34%
Alaska 5,039 4,203 -16.59%
Arizona 39,841 33,423 -16.11%
Arkansas 19,754 18,718 -5.24%
California 140,283 112,856 -19.55%
Colorado 37,874 34,797 -8.12%
Connecticut 14,871 13,102 -11.90%
Delaware 4,528 3,794 -16.21%
District of Columbia 1,988 1,443 -27.41%
Florida 109,779 96,872 -11.76%
Georgia 71,803 65,071 -9.38%
Hawaii 4,042 3,042 -24.74%
Idaho 13,915 14,380 3.34%
Illinois 41,130 33,817 -17.78%
Indiana 40,786 37,558 -7.91%
Iowa 12,746 11,775 -7.62%
Kansas 18,537 15,140 -18.33%
Kentucky 36,165 33,695 -6.83%
Louisiana 16,727 15,504 -7.31%
Maine 19,449 17,255 -11.28%
Maryland 28,237 22,138 -21.60%
Massachusetts 36,871 31,038 -15.82%
Michigan 59,804 52,621 -12.01%
Minnesota 12,822 11,259 -12.19%
Mississippi 22,181 19,893 -10.32%
Missouri 32,924 29,702 -9.79%
Montana 9,471 8,653 -8.64%
Nebraska 6,282 5,888 -6.27%
Nevada 13,227 12,871 -2.69%
New Hampshire 15,065 11,604 -22.97%
New Jersey 21,758 18,880 -13.23%
New Mexico 10,861 8,517 -21.58%
New York 49,376 43,291 -12.32%
North Carolina 98,357 89,520 -8.98%
North Dakota 2,073 1,592 -23.20%
Ohio 64,127 58,372 -8.97%
Oklahoma 23,397 22,385 -4.33%
Oregon 33,800 27,531 -18.55%
Pennsylvania 50,820 42,286 -16.79%
Puerto Rico 64 68 6.25%
Rhode Island 4,476 3,207 -28.35%
South Carolina 49,070 44,503 -9.31%
South Dakota 2,370 2,383 0.55%
Tennessee 59,093 57,635 -2.47%
Texas 137,384 123,532 -10.08%
Utah 33,643 29,443 -12.48%
Vermont 7,071 6,784 -4.06%
Virginia 58,059 49,722 -14.36%
Washington 54,409 47,234 -13.19%
West Virginia 15,199 14,397 -5.28%
Wisconsin 13,043 12,884 -1.22%
Wyoming 4,812 4,746 -1.37%

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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