Number of White People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. White Population

Population Year
229,960,813 2020
235,377,662 2019
234,904,818 2018
234,370,202 2017
233,657,078 2016
232,943,055 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total White population has decreased by 2,982,242 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of White people by 2025 could be 232,943,055.

Total U.S. White Population By State

We can also look at the data for White people in each individual state and whether the White 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 3,325,464 3,302,834 -0.68%
Alaska 484,250 466,961 -3.57%
Arizona 5,210,335 5,292,498 1.58%
Arkansas 2,307,849 2,269,959 -1.64%
California 23,747,013 22,053,721 -7.13%
Colorado 4,446,095 4,634,305 4.23%
Connecticut 2,778,362 2,649,994 -4.62%
Delaware 642,623 652,587 1.55%
District of Columbia 260,325 288,306 10.75%
Florida 14,934,702 15,199,588 1.77%
Georgia 6,025,691 6,020,265 -0.09%
Hawaii 357,164 342,923 -3.99%
Idaho 1,482,914 1,550,979 4.59%
Illinois 9,312,771 8,874,067 -4.71%
Indiana 5,529,201 5,510,354 -0.34%
Iowa 2,820,046 2,806,418 -0.48%
Kansas 2,464,566 2,416,165 -1.96%
Kentucky 3,851,591 3,848,305 -0.09%
Louisiana 2,902,538 2,856,904 -1.57%
Maine 1,262,026 1,256,030 -0.48%
Maryland 3,416,107 3,275,048 -4.13%
Massachusetts 5,334,859 5,261,787 -1.37%
Michigan 7,823,875 7,735,902 -1.12%
Minnesota 4,594,367 4,572,149 -0.48%
Mississippi 1,768,174 1,729,353 -2.20%
Missouri 4,995,527 4,978,046 -0.35%
Montana 904,977 932,157 3.00%
Nebraska 1,647,551 1,641,256 -0.38%
Nevada 1,929,661 1,881,048 -2.52%
New Hampshire 1,241,313 1,246,602 0.43%
New Jersey 6,083,940 5,820,147 -4.34%
New Mexico 1,524,911 1,467,849 -3.74%
New York 12,704,637 12,160,045 -4.29%
North Carolina 6,839,831 7,019,443 2.63%
North Dakota 640,208 651,470 1.76%
Ohio 9,538,328 9,394,878 -1.50%
Oklahoma 2,813,794 2,809,793 -0.14%
Oregon 3,352,941 3,449,081 2.87%
Pennsylvania 10,430,142 10,155,004 -2.64%
Puerto Rico 2,495,997 1,952,451 -21.78%
Rhode Island 854,859 835,608 -2.25%
South Carolina 3,210,708 3,386,329 5.47%
South Dakota 716,691 735,228 2.59%
Tennessee 5,059,894 5,196,680 2.70%
Texas 19,874,610 19,805,623 -0.35%
Utah 2,544,735 2,682,881 5.43%
Vermont 594,443 584,360 -1.70%
Virginia 5,695,147 5,643,436 -0.91%
Washington 5,434,177 5,523,881 1.65%
West Virginia 1,732,235 1,672,255 -3.46%
Wisconsin 4,967,124 4,895,065 -1.45%
Wyoming 527,763 525,246 -0.48%

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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