Number of Sierra Leonean People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Sierra Leonean Population

Population Year
18,525 2019
16,846 2018
17,458 2017
16,290 2016
15,278 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Sierra Leonean population has increased by 3,247 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Sierra Leonean people by 2023 could be 21,772.

Total U.S. Sierra Leonean Population By State

We can also look at the data for Sierra Leonean people in each individual state and whether the Sierra Leonean 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 6 10 66.67%
Alaska 0 0 0.00%
Arizona 23 85 269.57%
Arkansas 0 78 100.00%
California 521 1,077 106.72%
Colorado 120 0 -100.00%
Connecticut 16 105 556.25%
Delaware 106 148 39.62%
District of Columbia 150 217 44.67%
Florida 76 122 60.53%
Georgia 529 618 16.82%
Hawaii 0 0 0.00%
Idaho 40 0 -100.00%
Illinois 23 175 660.87%
Indiana 59 134 127.12%
Iowa 18 4 -77.78%
Kansas 126 0 -100.00%
Kentucky 0 15 100.00%
Louisiana 8 0 -100.00%
Maine 0 0 0.00%
Maryland 3,867 5,341 38.12%
Massachusetts 461 266 -42.30%
Michigan 68 248 264.71%
Minnesota 117 326 178.63%
Mississippi 0 0 0.00%
Missouri 31 243 683.87%
Montana 0 0 0.00%
Nebraska 0 0 0.00%
Nevada 0 9 100.00%
New Hampshire 0 0 0.00%
New Jersey 719 785 9.18%
New Mexico 0 72 100.00%
New York 1,749 1,162 -33.56%
North Carolina 580 738 27.24%
North Dakota 27 41 51.85%
Ohio 785 632 -19.49%
Oklahoma 0 0 0.00%
Oregon 5 110 2,100.00%
Pennsylvania 814 977 20.02%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 0 88 100.00%
South Carolina 159 28 -82.39%
South Dakota 0 0 0.00%
Tennessee 80 84 5.00%
Texas 730 947 29.73%
Utah 59 144 144.07%
Vermont 0 0 0.00%
Virginia 3,157 3,380 7.06%
Washington 0 57 100.00%
West Virginia 7 0 -100.00%
Wisconsin 40 59 47.50%
Wyoming 2 0 -100.00%

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 2019.

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