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 6 years.

Total U.S. Syrian Population

Population Year
92,104 2020
89,660 2019
89,885 2018
86,267 2017
83,788 2016
80,135 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Syrian population has increased by 11,969 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Syrian people by 2025 could be 104,073.

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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 198 203 2.53%
Alaska 3 21 600.00%
Arizona 806 1,994 147.39%
Arkansas 300 200 -33.33%
California 14,868 17,952 20.74%
Colorado 704 337 -52.13%
Connecticut 833 1,374 64.95%
Delaware 44 64 45.45%
District of Columbia 114 188 64.91%
Florida 5,344 7,785 45.68%
Georgia 1,523 1,879 23.37%
Hawaii 112 74 -33.93%
Idaho 117 5 -95.73%
Illinois 4,459 5,862 31.46%
Indiana 1,239 869 -29.86%
Iowa 244 471 93.03%
Kansas 275 223 -18.91%
Kentucky 271 209 -22.88%
Louisiana 372 603 62.10%
Maine 74 149 101.35%
Maryland 891 2,277 155.56%
Massachusetts 2,813 2,310 -17.88%
Michigan 5,235 4,879 -6.80%
Minnesota 638 397 -37.77%
Mississippi 196 137 -30.10%
Missouri 368 1,937 426.36%
Montana 22 20 -9.09%
Nebraska 310 252 -18.71%
Nevada 553 456 -17.54%
New Hampshire 133 204 53.38%
New Jersey 6,713 6,751 0.57%
New Mexico 192 186 -3.13%
New York 8,527 8,027 -5.86%
North Carolina 1,030 1,366 32.62%
North Dakota 23 266 1,056.52%
Ohio 3,134 3,228 3.00%
Oklahoma 316 475 50.32%
Oregon 591 890 50.59%
Pennsylvania 6,097 7,293 19.62%
Puerto Rico 0 44 100.00%
Rhode Island 1,080 744 -31.11%
South Carolina 692 714 3.18%
South Dakota 119 51 -57.14%
Tennessee 427 490 14.75%
Texas 5,200 4,469 -14.06%
Utah 108 168 55.56%
Vermont 4 21 425.00%
Virginia 1,427 1,794 25.72%
Washington 726 784 7.99%
West Virginia 301 721 139.53%
Wisconsin 348 310 -10.92%
Wyoming 21 25 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 2020.

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