Number of Thai People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Thai Population

Population Year
204,150 2020
205,145 2019
200,241 2018
195,572 2017
188,791 2016
188,673 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Thai population has increased by 15,477 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Thai people by 2025 could be 219,627.

Total U.S. Thai Population By State

We can also look at the data for Thai people in each individual state and whether the Thai 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 1,306 1,923 47.24%
Alaska 980 1,313 33.98%
Arizona 4,087 3,607 -11.74%
Arkansas 902 1,067 18.29%
California 52,676 50,885 -3.40%
Colorado 3,146 4,458 41.70%
Connecticut 1,381 1,027 -25.63%
Delaware 162 395 143.83%
District of Columbia 513 201 -60.82%
Florida 12,894 13,384 3.80%
Georgia 4,521 4,782 5.77%
Hawaii 1,939 2,900 49.56%
Idaho 210 871 314.76%
Illinois 7,876 9,242 17.34%
Indiana 2,082 2,077 -0.24%
Iowa 1,608 2,669 65.98%
Kansas 1,376 2,357 71.29%
Kentucky 1,199 1,592 32.78%
Louisiana 973 800 -17.78%
Maine 572 624 9.09%
Maryland 3,826 5,147 34.53%
Massachusetts 3,195 3,922 22.75%
Michigan 2,003 2,647 32.15%
Minnesota 2,287 3,318 45.08%
Mississippi 508 449 -11.61%
Missouri 2,124 2,152 1.32%
Montana 256 381 48.83%
Nebraska 1,368 1,697 24.05%
Nevada 6,590 6,438 -2.31%
New Hampshire 437 640 46.45%
New Jersey 3,265 2,881 -11.76%
New Mexico 1,084 572 -47.23%
New York 11,545 12,038 4.27%
North Carolina 3,318 4,087 23.18%
North Dakota 189 269 42.33%
Ohio 2,629 2,872 9.24%
Oklahoma 1,568 1,647 5.04%
Oregon 2,702 3,669 35.79%
Pennsylvania 2,708 3,272 20.83%
Puerto Rico 26 0 -100.00%
Rhode Island 380 412 8.42%
South Carolina 1,485 1,912 28.75%
South Dakota 687 544 -20.82%
Tennessee 1,613 2,741 69.93%
Texas 14,518 12,818 -11.71%
Utah 1,711 2,357 37.76%
Vermont 231 142 -38.53%
Virginia 7,737 8,918 15.26%
Washington 6,389 8,005 25.29%
West Virginia 277 142 -48.74%
Wisconsin 1,380 1,692 22.61%
Wyoming 260 195 -25.00%

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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