Distribution of Iranian People in the US

Explore the map and tables to see where people of this ethnic group have settled in the United States by county and state. Ethnic and ancestry information for these tables includes people of partial descent and is based on self identification.

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Iranian

  • KEY
  • 0.1%
  • 0.2%
  • 0.3%
  • 0.4%
  • 0.6%
  • 0.8%
  • 1%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Twiggs County, Georgia1.29%
2Mineral County, Colorado1.09%
3Orange County, California1.09%
4Haines Borough, Alaska1.03%
5Montgomery County, Maryland0.95%
6Fairfax County, Virginia0.94%
7Santa Clara County, California0.89%
8Los Angeles County, California0.84%
9Loudoun County, Virginia0.8%
10Contra Costa County, California0.78%
11Marin County, California0.75%
12Nassau County, New York0.71%
13Collin County, Texas0.66%
14Lincoln County, Kansas0.65%
15Franklin County, Alabama0.55%
16Fairfax city, Virginia0.54%
17San Mateo County, California0.53%
18Yolo County, California0.52%
19Montgomery County, Virginia0.51%
20Dallas County, Missouri0.51%

Top Counties by Population of Iranian

# County Population
1Los Angeles County, California84,557
2Orange County, California34,440
3Santa Clara County, California17,076
4San Diego County, California14,529
5Fairfax County, Virginia10,787
6Harris County, Texas10,670
7Montgomery County, Maryland9,829
8Nassau County, New York9,616
9Contra Costa County, California8,872
10Maricopa County, Arizona7,877
11King County, Washington7,189
12Alameda County, California6,647
13Collin County, Texas6,207
14Cook County, Illinois6,074
15New York County, New York5,097
16Clark County, Nevada5,061
17Sacramento County, California5,023
18San Mateo County, California4,083
19Riverside County, California4,071
20Middlesex County, Massachusetts3,926

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1California0.52%205,315
2District of Columbia0.34%2,320
3Maryland0.27%15,981
4Virginia0.25%20,998
5Nevada0.2%5,973
6Washington0.16%11,895
7Texas0.14%39,332
8New York0.14%27,615
9Arizona0.14%9,745
10Oregon0.14%5,698
11Massachusetts0.13%8,578
12New Jersey0.11%9,428
13Colorado0.1%5,467
14Georgia0.09%9,453
15Oklahoma0.09%3,467
16Illinois0.08%10,702
17Utah0.08%2,444
18Kansas0.08%2,218
19Florida0.07%14,451
20Connecticut0.07%2,359
21Delaware0.07%624
22Tennessee0.06%4,203
23Alaska0.06%459
24Minnesota0.06%3,137
25Missouri0.06%3,423
26New Hampshire0.06%750
27Hawaii0.05%781
28Pennsylvania0.05%6,906
29North Carolina0.05%5,472
30West Virginia0.05%964
31New Mexico0.05%1,089
32Ohio0.05%5,820
33Kentucky0.05%2,141
34Michigan0.05%4,749
35Wyoming0.05%273
36Rhode Island0.05%490
37Nebraska0.04%852
38Vermont0.04%276
39Indiana0.04%2,606
40Alabama0.03%1,613
41Wisconsin0.03%1,886
42South Carolina0.03%1,611
43Louisiana0.03%1,449
44Maine0.03%403
45North Dakota0.03%211
46Montana0.03%290
47Iowa0.03%826
48Idaho0.02%420
49Arkansas0.02%640
50Mississippi0.02%469
51South Dakota0.01%61
52Puerto Rico0.01%197

Top States and Territories by Population of Iranian

# State Population
1California205,315
2Texas39,332
3New York27,615
4Virginia20,998
5Maryland15,981
6Florida14,451
7Washington11,895
8Illinois10,702
9Arizona9,745
10Georgia9,453
11New Jersey9,428
12Massachusetts8,578
13Pennsylvania6,906
14Nevada5,973
15Ohio5,820
16Oregon5,698
17North Carolina5,472
18Colorado5,467
19Michigan4,749
20Tennessee4,203
21Oklahoma3,467
22Missouri3,423
23Minnesota3,137
24Indiana2,606
25Utah2,444
26Connecticut2,359
27District of Columbia2,320
28Kansas2,218
29Kentucky2,141
30Wisconsin1,886
31Alabama1,613
32South Carolina1,611
33Louisiana1,449
34New Mexico1,089
35West Virginia964
36Nebraska852
37Iowa826
38Hawaii781
39New Hampshire750
40Arkansas640
41Delaware624
42Rhode Island490
43Mississippi469
44Alaska459
45Idaho420
46Maine403
47Montana290
48Vermont276
49Wyoming273
50North Dakota211
51Puerto Rico197
52South Dakota61

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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