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 6 years.

Total U.S. Spanish Population

Population Year
598,653 2020
496,682 2019
499,113 2018
492,901 2017
501,295 2016
511,369 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Spanish population has increased by 87,284 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Spanish people by 2025 could be 685,937.

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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 1,588 1,405 -11.52%
Alaska 2,050 1,703 -16.93%
Arizona 20,208 24,453 21.01%
Arkansas 2,034 1,954 -3.93%
California 103,350 114,564 10.85%
Colorado 52,182 58,784 12.65%
Connecticut 3,513 3,459 -1.54%
Delaware 565 853 50.97%
District of Columbia 494 564 14.17%
Florida 20,060 27,708 38.13%
Georgia 4,406 7,499 70.20%
Hawaii 21,854 22,672 3.74%
Idaho 2,956 3,002 1.56%
Illinois 7,352 8,761 19.16%
Indiana 2,456 4,407 79.44%
Iowa 999 1,365 36.64%
Kansas 1,672 2,604 55.74%
Kentucky 1,175 1,822 55.06%
Louisiana 4,401 8,705 97.80%
Maine 480 336 -30.00%
Maryland 3,947 5,674 43.75%
Massachusetts 5,534 6,079 9.85%
Michigan 4,837 7,287 50.65%
Minnesota 2,230 2,587 16.01%
Mississippi 1,231 1,513 22.91%
Missouri 2,864 5,313 85.51%
Montana 919 1,811 97.06%
Nebraska 1,073 2,108 96.46%
Nevada 8,205 9,356 14.03%
New Hampshire 872 692 -20.64%
New Jersey 9,318 11,232 20.54%
New Mexico 80,133 85,038 6.12%
New York 22,558 22,320 -1.06%
North Carolina 4,391 7,386 68.21%
North Dakota 302 612 102.65%
Ohio 4,982 5,953 19.49%
Oklahoma 3,796 4,733 24.68%
Oregon 6,141 9,679 57.61%
Pennsylvania 7,592 7,647 0.72%
Puerto Rico 117 82 -29.91%
Rhode Island 416 1,037 149.28%
South Carolina 3,110 3,477 11.80%
South Dakota 307 873 184.36%
Tennessee 1,994 3,869 94.03%
Texas 46,416 56,043 20.74%
Utah 8,581 10,100 17.70%
Vermont 335 319 -4.78%
Virginia 8,144 7,573 -7.01%
Washington 11,035 15,237 38.08%
West Virginia 651 1,185 82.03%
Wisconsin 3,061 2,487 -18.75%
Wyoming 2,599 2,813 8.23%

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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