Number of Sri Lankan People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Sri Lankan Population

Population Year
51,224 2019
49,069 2018
48,374 2017
47,994 2016
46,036 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Sri Lankan population has increased by 5,188 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Sri Lankan people by 2023 could be 56,412.

Total U.S. Sri Lankan Population By State

We can also look at the data for Sri Lankan people in each individual state and whether the Sri Lankan 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 324 137 -57.72%
Alaska 44 18 -59.09%
Arizona 290 457 57.59%
Arkansas 199 44 -77.89%
California 12,006 11,144 -7.18%
Colorado 132 179 35.61%
Connecticut 765 1,173 53.33%
Delaware 78 243 211.54%
District of Columbia 215 246 14.42%
Florida 1,767 2,312 30.84%
Georgia 1,187 898 -24.35%
Hawaii 158 225 42.41%
Idaho 5 54 980.00%
Illinois 774 1,721 122.35%
Indiana 217 404 86.18%
Iowa 169 147 -13.02%
Kansas 477 315 -33.96%
Kentucky 218 176 -19.27%
Louisiana 409 266 -34.96%
Maine 32 2 -93.75%
Maryland 2,908 3,054 5.02%
Massachusetts 1,089 1,653 51.79%
Michigan 1,270 1,192 -6.14%
Minnesota 577 660 14.38%
Mississippi 156 59 -62.18%
Missouri 368 188 -48.91%
Montana 23 39 69.57%
Nebraska 101 264 161.39%
Nevada 733 755 3.00%
New Hampshire 33 19 -42.42%
New Jersey 2,679 2,818 5.19%
New Mexico 85 199 134.12%
New York 5,919 7,475 26.29%
North Carolina 882 750 -14.97%
North Dakota 73 110 50.68%
Ohio 1,012 1,444 42.69%
Oklahoma 289 172 -40.48%
Oregon 293 509 73.72%
Pennsylvania 1,043 1,169 12.08%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 24 42 75.00%
South Carolina 129 94 -27.13%
South Dakota 38 5 -86.84%
Tennessee 240 353 47.08%
Texas 3,702 5,071 36.98%
Utah 68 129 89.71%
Vermont 0 0 0.00%
Virginia 1,837 1,485 -19.16%
Washington 610 996 63.28%
West Virginia 40 157 292.50%
Wisconsin 342 192 -43.86%
Wyoming 7 10 42.86%

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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