Number of Syrian People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Syrian Population

Population Year
89,660 2019
89,885 2018
86,267 2017
83,788 2016
80,135 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Syrian population has increased by 9,525 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Syrian people by 2023 could be 99,185.

Total U.S. Syrian Population By State

We can also look at the data for Syrian people in each individual state and whether the Syrian 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 198 157 -20.71%
Alaska 3 9 200.00%
Arizona 806 2,247 178.78%
Arkansas 300 151 -49.67%
California 14,868 17,000 14.34%
Colorado 704 419 -40.48%
Connecticut 833 1,431 71.79%
Delaware 44 69 56.82%
District of Columbia 114 288 152.63%
Florida 5,344 6,516 21.93%
Georgia 1,523 1,661 9.06%
Hawaii 112 86 -23.21%
Idaho 117 62 -47.01%
Illinois 4,459 6,450 44.65%
Indiana 1,239 571 -53.91%
Iowa 244 344 40.98%
Kansas 275 325 18.18%
Kentucky 271 216 -20.30%
Louisiana 372 424 13.98%
Maine 74 144 94.59%
Maryland 891 1,462 64.09%
Massachusetts 2,813 2,390 -15.04%
Michigan 5,235 4,797 -8.37%
Minnesota 638 663 3.92%
Mississippi 196 176 -10.20%
Missouri 368 1,626 341.85%
Montana 22 29 31.82%
Nebraska 310 165 -46.77%
Nevada 553 536 -3.07%
New Hampshire 133 125 -6.02%
New Jersey 6,713 6,328 -5.74%
New Mexico 192 35 -81.77%
New York 8,527 8,581 0.63%
North Carolina 1,030 1,470 42.72%
North Dakota 23 513 2,130.43%
Ohio 3,134 2,984 -4.79%
Oklahoma 316 537 69.94%
Oregon 591 587 -0.68%
Pennsylvania 6,097 7,628 25.11%
Puerto Rico 0 53 100.00%
Rhode Island 1,080 890 -17.59%
South Carolina 692 652 -5.78%
South Dakota 119 51 -57.14%
Tennessee 427 409 -4.22%
Texas 5,200 5,200 0.00%
Utah 108 110 1.85%
Vermont 4 11 175.00%
Virginia 1,427 1,559 9.25%
Washington 726 718 -1.10%
West Virginia 301 473 57.14%
Wisconsin 348 368 5.75%
Wyoming 21 17 -19.05%

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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