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 6 years.

Total U.S. Vietnamese Population

Population Year
1,852,906 2020
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 2020 the total Vietnamese population has increased by 142,359 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Vietnamese people by 2025 could be 1,995,265.

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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 9,212 8,953 -2.81%
Alaska 1,103 923 -16.32%
Arizona 27,573 27,422 -0.55%
Arkansas 6,297 6,103 -3.08%
California 626,143 677,507 8.20%
Colorado 23,127 26,568 14.88%
Connecticut 8,536 10,199 19.48%
Delaware 1,713 1,732 1.11%
District of Columbia 1,896 2,795 47.42%
Florida 70,279 83,136 18.29%
Georgia 50,609 59,836 18.23%
Hawaii 9,795 10,983 12.13%
Idaho 1,452 1,680 15.70%
Illinois 25,918 32,801 26.56%
Indiana 7,704 9,556 24.04%
Iowa 9,067 10,781 18.90%
Kansas 16,467 15,288 -7.16%
Kentucky 6,071 5,889 -3.00%
Louisiana 33,378 31,167 -6.62%
Maine 2,029 1,470 -27.55%
Maryland 27,160 26,259 -3.32%
Massachusetts 47,240 50,459 6.81%
Michigan 17,231 18,381 6.67%
Minnesota 27,307 26,298 -3.70%
Mississippi 7,753 7,926 2.23%
Missouri 15,300 16,985 11.01%
Montana 287 779 171.43%
Nebraska 9,168 7,885 -13.99%
Nevada 11,630 13,215 13.63%
New Hampshire 2,020 3,001 48.56%
New Jersey 24,828 19,703 -20.64%
New Mexico 4,569 5,173 13.22%
New York 29,535 29,608 0.25%
North Carolina 32,123 34,047 5.99%
North Dakota 1,047 671 -35.91%
Ohio 14,909 17,419 16.84%
Oklahoma 19,069 20,930 9.76%
Oregon 27,059 31,789 17.48%
Pennsylvania 42,642 41,731 -2.14%
Puerto Rico 396 64 -83.84%
Rhode Island 2,177 1,435 -34.08%
South Carolina 7,448 9,938 33.43%
South Dakota 658 1,019 54.86%
Tennessee 12,557 11,664 -7.11%
Texas 237,881 278,124 16.92%
Utah 8,639 8,654 0.17%
Vermont 980 547 -44.18%
Virginia 60,728 61,353 1.03%
Washington 73,051 75,491 3.34%
West Virginia 1,553 910 -41.40%
Wisconsin 5,102 6,617 29.69%
Wyoming 527 106 -79.89%

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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