Distribution of American People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: American

  • KEY
  • 4.65%
  • 9.3%
  • 13.95%
  • 18.6%
  • 27.9%
  • 37.2%
  • 46.5%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Owsley County, Kentucky62.13%
2Jackson County, Kentucky59.99%
3Northampton County, Virginia58.77%
4Lee County, Kentucky53.59%
5Chattooga County, Georgia53.13%
6Accomack County, Virginia51.13%
7Holmes County, Florida50.99%
8Clay County, Alabama46.83%
9Lincoln County, Kentucky45.68%
10Perry County, Tennessee44.87%
11Dickenson County, Virginia44.81%
12Marion County, Texas44.78%
13Russell County, Virginia44.37%
14Elliott County, Kentucky44.19%
15Spalding County, Georgia43.6%
16Transylvania County, North Carolina43.6%
17Cass County, Texas43.51%
18Choctaw County, Alabama42.31%
19Coosa County, Alabama41.96%
20Washington County, Florida41.83%

Top Counties by Population of American

# County Population
1Los Angeles County, California294,845
2Harris County, Texas193,214
3Maricopa County, Arizona169,521
4Broward County, Florida166,964
5Orange County, California157,425
6Kings County, New York152,752
7Tarrant County, Texas120,224
8Cook County, Illinois117,867
9Miami-Dade County, Florida116,531
10Wake County, North Carolina106,032
11Hillsborough County, Florida103,485
12Orange County, Florida102,547
13Wayne County, Michigan102,093
14Dallas County, Texas100,530
15Lee County, Florida100,277
16San Diego County, California90,990
17Polk County, Florida89,691
18Palm Beach County, Florida84,784
19Collin County, Texas81,793
20Queens County, New York81,422

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Alabama16.36%796,096
2Kentucky16.11%715,314
3Tennessee14.16%941,705
4West Virginia11.59%212,041
5Georgia11.31%1,164,649
6North Carolina11.27%1,144,898
7Mississippi11.12%332,231
8South Carolina11.09%549,628
9Arkansas10.63%317,786
10Virginia9.61%808,638
11Indiana8.77%581,832
12Missouri8.62%525,152
13Louisiana8.41%392,018
14Florida8.35%1,719,135
15Oklahoma8.23%322,430
16Vermont8.16%50,974
17Ohio7.21%839,104
18Maine7.18%95,675
19Idaho7.15%120,604
20Kansas6.59%191,694
21Delaware6.37%60,454
22Montana6.2%64,562
23Michigan5.67%564,831
24Texas5.61%1,565,571
25Utah5.35%162,837
26New York5.3%1,039,031
27Wyoming5.14%29,921
28Iowa5.02%157,235
29Oregon4.99%203,871
30Maryland4.71%282,597
31Pennsylvania4.63%591,990
32New Hampshire4.58%61,482
33Colorado4.3%238,069
34New Mexico4.3%89,978
35Illinois4.15%532,551
36Nevada4.12%120,452
37Washington4.11%299,567
38Connecticut4.01%143,472
39Arizona3.95%274,613
40Massachusetts3.88%264,870
41Alaska3.82%28,241
42New Jersey3.8%337,457
43South Dakota3.7%31,966
44Nebraska3.68%70,169
45Rhode Island3.67%38,808
46Wisconsin3.23%186,713
47Minnesota3.18%175,886
48California3.03%1,186,047
49North Dakota2.64%19,850
50District of Columbia2.29%15,695
51Puerto Rico1.66%56,081
52Hawaii1.28%18,223

Top States and Territories by Population of American

# State Population
1Florida1,719,135
2Texas1,565,571
3California1,186,047
4Georgia1,164,649
5North Carolina1,144,898
6New York1,039,031
7Tennessee941,705
8Ohio839,104
9Virginia808,638
10Alabama796,096
11Kentucky715,314
12Pennsylvania591,990
13Indiana581,832
14Michigan564,831
15South Carolina549,628
16Illinois532,551
17Missouri525,152
18Louisiana392,018
19New Jersey337,457
20Mississippi332,231
21Oklahoma322,430
22Arkansas317,786
23Washington299,567
24Maryland282,597
25Arizona274,613
26Massachusetts264,870
27Colorado238,069
28West Virginia212,041
29Oregon203,871
30Kansas191,694
31Wisconsin186,713
32Minnesota175,886
33Utah162,837
34Iowa157,235
35Connecticut143,472
36Idaho120,604
37Nevada120,452
38Maine95,675
39New Mexico89,978
40Nebraska70,169
41Montana64,562
42New Hampshire61,482
43Delaware60,454
44Puerto Rico56,081
45Vermont50,974
46Rhode Island38,808
47South Dakota31,966
48Wyoming29,921
49Alaska28,241
50North Dakota19,850
51Hawaii18,223
52District of Columbia15,695

Source Data

This data was sourced from the 2013-2018 American Communities Survey. As this is freely available government data, feel free to use and share these numbers and metrics.

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