Number of Spanish People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Spanish Population

Population Year
496,682 2019
499,113 2018
492,901 2017
501,295 2016
511,369 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Spanish population has decreased by 14,687 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Spanish people by 2023 could be 511,369.

Total U.S. Spanish Population By State

We can also look at the data for Spanish people in each individual state and whether the Spanish 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 1,588 972 -38.79%
Alaska 2,050 1,398 -31.80%
Arizona 20,208 19,442 -3.79%
Arkansas 2,034 1,797 -11.65%
California 103,350 99,596 -3.63%
Colorado 52,182 53,179 1.91%
Connecticut 3,513 2,408 -31.45%
Delaware 565 261 -53.81%
District of Columbia 494 446 -9.72%
Florida 20,060 16,860 -15.95%
Georgia 4,406 4,711 6.92%
Hawaii 21,854 24,018 9.90%
Idaho 2,956 2,296 -22.33%
Illinois 7,352 6,887 -6.32%
Indiana 2,456 3,076 25.24%
Iowa 999 789 -21.02%
Kansas 1,672 2,147 28.41%
Kentucky 1,175 1,458 24.09%
Louisiana 4,401 4,134 -6.07%
Maine 480 430 -10.42%
Maryland 3,947 3,608 -8.59%
Massachusetts 5,534 4,732 -14.49%
Michigan 4,837 4,838 0.02%
Minnesota 2,230 1,866 -16.32%
Mississippi 1,231 1,456 18.28%
Missouri 2,864 2,689 -6.11%
Montana 919 1,199 30.47%
Nebraska 1,073 1,348 25.63%
Nevada 8,205 7,958 -3.01%
New Hampshire 872 509 -41.63%
New Jersey 9,318 8,757 -6.02%
New Mexico 80,133 81,596 1.83%
New York 22,558 17,486 -22.48%
North Carolina 4,391 4,821 9.79%
North Dakota 302 525 73.84%
Ohio 4,982 4,682 -6.02%
Oklahoma 3,796 4,077 7.40%
Oregon 6,141 7,741 26.05%
Pennsylvania 7,592 5,690 -25.05%
Puerto Rico 117 97 -17.09%
Rhode Island 416 913 119.47%
South Carolina 3,110 2,285 -26.53%
South Dakota 307 635 106.84%
Tennessee 1,994 2,431 21.92%
Texas 46,416 47,923 3.25%
Utah 8,581 7,410 -13.65%
Vermont 335 184 -45.07%
Virginia 8,144 6,603 -18.92%
Washington 11,035 10,935 -0.91%
West Virginia 651 810 24.42%
Wisconsin 3,061 2,244 -26.69%
Wyoming 2,599 2,426 -6.66%

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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