Number of Vietnamese People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. Vietnamese Population

Population Year
1,809,361 2019
1,781,447 2018
1,753,333 2017
1,719,260 2016
1,710,547 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Vietnamese population has increased by 98,814 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Vietnamese people by 2023 could be 1,908,175.

Total U.S. Vietnamese Population By State

We can also look at the data for Vietnamese people in each individual state and whether the Vietnamese 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 9,212 9,149 -0.68%
Alaska 1,103 1,185 7.43%
Arizona 27,573 28,904 4.83%
Arkansas 6,297 6,469 2.73%
California 626,143 654,344 4.50%
Colorado 23,127 25,905 12.01%
Connecticut 8,536 9,053 6.06%
Delaware 1,713 1,569 -8.41%
District of Columbia 1,896 2,226 17.41%
Florida 70,279 76,700 9.14%
Georgia 50,609 56,530 11.70%
Hawaii 9,795 10,480 6.99%
Idaho 1,452 1,989 36.98%
Illinois 25,918 31,689 22.27%
Indiana 7,704 9,395 21.95%
Iowa 9,067 10,228 12.80%
Kansas 16,467 15,309 -7.03%
Kentucky 6,071 5,830 -3.97%
Louisiana 33,378 33,465 0.26%
Maine 2,029 1,495 -26.32%
Maryland 27,160 27,225 0.24%
Massachusetts 47,240 51,176 8.33%
Michigan 17,231 17,257 0.15%
Minnesota 27,307 27,657 1.28%
Mississippi 7,753 8,601 10.94%
Missouri 15,300 15,951 4.25%
Montana 287 543 89.20%
Nebraska 9,168 7,544 -17.71%
Nevada 11,630 12,585 8.21%
New Hampshire 2,020 2,773 37.28%
New Jersey 24,828 19,786 -20.31%
New Mexico 4,569 5,342 16.92%
New York 29,535 30,763 4.16%
North Carolina 32,123 33,481 4.23%
North Dakota 1,047 787 -24.83%
Ohio 14,909 17,063 14.45%
Oklahoma 19,069 21,366 12.05%
Oregon 27,059 31,076 14.85%
Pennsylvania 42,642 40,584 -4.83%
Puerto Rico 396 247 -37.63%
Rhode Island 2,177 1,748 -19.71%
South Carolina 7,448 9,813 31.75%
South Dakota 658 967 46.96%
Tennessee 12,557 12,449 -0.86%
Texas 237,881 266,766 12.14%
Utah 8,639 8,286 -4.09%
Vermont 980 633 -35.41%
Virginia 60,728 62,016 2.12%
Washington 73,051 76,085 4.15%
West Virginia 1,553 1,281 -17.51%
Wisconsin 5,102 5,538 8.55%
Wyoming 527 305 -42.13%

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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