Number of Swedish People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Swedish Population

Population Year
753,105 2020
793,864 2019
844,846 2018
888,026 2017
922,132 2016
961,300 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Swedish population has decreased by 208,195 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Swedish people by 2025 could be 961,300.

Total U.S. Swedish Population By State

We can also look at the data for Swedish people in each individual state and whether the Swedish 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 5,419 4,237 -21.81%
Alaska 3,577 3,100 -13.34%
Arizona 27,854 23,252 -16.52%
Arkansas 4,755 3,547 -25.40%
California 98,316 76,061 -22.64%
Colorado 32,666 28,010 -14.25%
Connecticut 11,383 9,064 -20.37%
Delaware 1,745 1,985 13.75%
District of Columbia 1,140 916 -19.65%
Florida 42,674 34,372 -19.45%
Georgia 13,094 10,182 -22.24%
Hawaii 2,117 1,836 -13.27%
Idaho 12,845 10,698 -16.71%
Illinois 67,265 50,559 -24.84%
Indiana 15,437 11,115 -28.00%
Iowa 25,299 19,944 -21.17%
Kansas 20,434 14,761 -27.76%
Kentucky 5,025 4,187 -16.68%
Louisiana 3,107 2,883 -7.21%
Maine 5,957 5,354 -10.12%
Maryland 7,639 5,445 -28.72%
Massachusetts 23,133 18,660 -19.34%
Michigan 33,739 27,400 -18.79%
Minnesota 94,482 73,412 -22.30%
Mississippi 2,334 2,378 1.89%
Missouri 15,477 12,487 -19.32%
Montana 6,883 5,710 -17.04%
Nebraska 21,918 16,065 -26.70%
Nevada 9,392 7,591 -19.18%
New Hampshire 6,570 4,067 -38.10%
New Jersey 8,758 7,260 -17.10%
New Mexico 4,158 3,243 -22.01%
New York 28,203 21,671 -23.16%
North Carolina 14,401 12,169 -15.50%
North Dakota 5,678 3,595 -36.69%
Ohio 15,689 12,588 -19.77%
Oklahoma 7,969 4,943 -37.97%
Oregon 28,261 20,589 -27.15%
Pennsylvania 23,891 18,376 -23.08%
Puerto Rico 0 79 100.00%
Rhode Island 3,387 2,616 -22.76%
South Carolina 6,390 5,348 -16.31%
South Dakota 6,275 5,186 -17.35%
Tennessee 9,208 7,319 -20.51%
Texas 42,251 32,892 -22.15%
Utah 27,799 23,764 -14.51%
Vermont 2,049 1,915 -6.54%
Virginia 13,156 10,213 -22.37%
Washington 56,298 42,086 -25.24%
West Virginia 1,844 1,518 -17.68%
Wisconsin 29,705 23,107 -22.21%
Wyoming 4,254 3,429 -19.39%

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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