Number of Somali People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Somali Population

Population Year
148,839 2020
151,653 2019
147,710 2018
135,828 2017
126,060 2016
119,421 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Somali population has increased by 29,418 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Somali people by 2025 could be 178,257.

Total U.S. Somali Population By State

We can also look at the data for Somali people in each individual state and whether the Somali 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 16 0 -100.00%
Alaska 447 254 -43.18%
Arizona 2,136 2,781 30.20%
Arkansas 0 0 0.00%
California 4,934 4,313 -12.59%
Colorado 2,738 2,576 -5.92%
Connecticut 534 251 -53.00%
Delaware 0 0 0.00%
District of Columbia 102 75 -26.47%
Florida 101 391 287.13%
Georgia 4,113 2,803 -31.85%
Hawaii 26 19 -26.92%
Idaho 19 444 2,236.84%
Illinois 1,228 1,004 -18.24%
Indiana 99 389 292.93%
Iowa 1,220 870 -28.69%
Kansas 1,309 523 -60.05%
Kentucky 2,741 3,471 26.63%
Louisiana 53 65 22.64%
Maine 2,060 2,057 -0.15%
Maryland 1,113 346 -68.91%
Massachusetts 3,362 2,680 -20.29%
Michigan 1,387 1,974 42.32%
Minnesota 39,429 60,767 54.12%
Mississippi 17 3 -82.35%
Missouri 1,899 1,977 4.11%
Montana 0 0 0.00%
Nebraska 2,145 3,156 47.13%
Nevada 309 356 15.21%
New Hampshire 509 302 -40.67%
New Jersey 0 27 100.00%
New Mexico 32 4 -87.50%
New York 2,906 4,945 70.17%
North Carolina 1,547 1,517 -1.94%
North Dakota 1,065 1,597 49.95%
Ohio 12,997 14,964 15.13%
Oklahoma 5 0 -100.00%
Oregon 2,677 2,903 8.44%
Pennsylvania 524 1,031 96.76%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 0 21 100.00%
South Carolina 8 58 625.00%
South Dakota 233 620 166.09%
Tennessee 2,520 2,228 -11.59%
Texas 3,600 3,411 -5.25%
Utah 1,363 2,705 98.46%
Vermont 270 609 125.56%
Virginia 2,979 4,259 42.97%
Washington 11,029 12,578 14.04%
West Virginia 0 0 0.00%
Wisconsin 1,551 1,515 -2.32%
Wyoming 69 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 .

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