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 5 years.

Total U.S. Thai Population

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

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Thai population has increased by 16,472 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Thai people by 2023 could be 221,617.

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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 1,306 1,768 35.38%
Alaska 980 1,477 50.71%
Arizona 4,087 3,778 -7.56%
Arkansas 902 1,265 40.24%
California 52,676 52,517 -0.30%
Colorado 3,146 4,456 41.64%
Connecticut 1,381 997 -27.81%
Delaware 162 396 144.44%
District of Columbia 513 182 -64.52%
Florida 12,894 12,578 -2.45%
Georgia 4,521 5,114 13.12%
Hawaii 1,939 2,641 36.20%
Idaho 210 677 222.38%
Illinois 7,876 8,730 10.84%
Indiana 2,082 2,126 2.11%
Iowa 1,608 2,662 65.55%
Kansas 1,376 2,137 55.31%
Kentucky 1,199 1,729 44.20%
Louisiana 973 1,074 10.38%
Maine 572 518 -9.44%
Maryland 3,826 4,979 30.14%
Massachusetts 3,195 3,451 8.01%
Michigan 2,003 2,895 44.53%
Minnesota 2,287 3,078 34.59%
Mississippi 508 472 -7.09%
Missouri 2,124 2,226 4.80%
Montana 256 309 20.70%
Nebraska 1,368 1,768 29.24%
Nevada 6,590 6,353 -3.60%
New Hampshire 437 957 118.99%
New Jersey 3,265 2,677 -18.01%
New Mexico 1,084 815 -24.82%
New York 11,545 12,633 9.42%
North Carolina 3,318 3,625 9.25%
North Dakota 189 179 -5.29%
Ohio 2,629 3,033 15.37%
Oklahoma 1,568 1,615 3.00%
Oregon 2,702 3,442 27.39%
Pennsylvania 2,708 2,929 8.16%
Puerto Rico 26 0 -100.00%
Rhode Island 380 429 12.89%
South Carolina 1,485 1,984 33.60%
South Dakota 687 766 11.50%
Tennessee 1,613 2,614 62.06%
Texas 14,518 13,561 -6.59%
Utah 1,711 2,421 41.50%
Vermont 231 132 -42.86%
Virginia 7,737 8,771 13.36%
Washington 6,389 8,017 25.48%
West Virginia 277 143 -48.38%
Wisconsin 1,380 1,782 29.13%
Wyoming 260 267 2.69%

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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