Distribution of Laotian People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Laotian

  • KEY
  • 0.3%
  • 0.6%
  • 0.9%
  • 1.2%
  • 1.8%
  • 2.4%
  • 3%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Buena Vista County, Iowa3.32%
2Cottonwood County, Minnesota2.45%
3Nobles County, Minnesota2.38%
4Hamilton County, Iowa2.22%
5Jackson County, Minnesota2.17%
6Iberia Parish, Louisiana1.65%
7Pacific County, Washington1.65%
8Henry County, Iowa1.39%
9Sebastian County, Arkansas1.37%
10Rutherford County, Tennessee1.37%
11Roseau County, Minnesota1.36%
12Habersham County, Georgia1.1%
13Wyandot County, Ohio1.06%
14Dakota County, Nebraska1.02%
15Sacramento County, California1.01%
16Merced County, California1.01%
17Newton County, Texas1%
18Hartley County, Texas0.9%
19Rock County, Minnesota0.89%
20Fresno County, California0.89%

Top Counties by Population of Laotian

# County Population
1Sacramento County, California15,324
2Fresno County, California8,656
3San Diego County, California8,617
4King County, Washington8,590
5Tarrant County, Texas6,567
6Contra Costa County, California6,421
7Hennepin County, Minnesota5,315
8Los Angeles County, California5,058
9Alameda County, California4,342
10San Joaquin County, California4,197
11Rutherford County, Tennessee4,196
12Multnomah County, Oregon4,067
13Riverside County, California3,528
14Orange County, California3,039
15Tulare County, California2,960
16Merced County, California2,705
17Clark County, Nevada2,650
18Pinellas County, Florida2,539
19Mecklenburg County, North Carolina2,477
20Polk County, Iowa2,439

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Rhode Island0.25%2,684
2Alaska0.25%1,826
3Minnesota0.23%12,939
4California0.21%81,427
5Kansas0.2%5,787
6Iowa0.19%6,083
7Washington0.18%13,179
8Hawaii0.17%2,481
9Oregon0.17%6,872
10Arkansas0.15%4,616
11Utah0.13%3,864
12Tennessee0.12%7,818
13Connecticut0.11%3,931
14Nevada0.1%2,793
15Idaho0.09%1,599
16Wisconsin0.09%5,090
17North Carolina0.08%8,247
18Massachusetts0.07%4,717
19Texas0.07%18,615
20Nebraska0.07%1,240
21Colorado0.06%3,543
22Georgia0.06%6,594
23New Hampshire0.06%832
24South Dakota0.06%520
25Oklahoma0.06%2,194
26Illinois0.05%6,961
27Virginia0.05%4,377
28Louisiana0.05%2,241
29Michigan0.05%4,740
30Arizona0.04%3,113
31Ohio0.04%5,042
32Alabama0.04%1,774
33South Carolina0.04%1,783
34Pennsylvania0.04%4,543
35Delaware0.03%305
36Florida0.03%6,541
37Vermont0.03%175
38New Mexico0.02%522
39New York0.02%4,666
40Kentucky0.02%943
41Indiana0.02%1,369
42Maryland0.02%1,181
43Montana0.02%199
44Missouri0.02%1,085
45New Jersey0.01%1,086
46West Virginia0.01%99
47Mississippi0%134
48North Dakota0%23
49District of Columbia0%12
50Maine0%22
51Wyoming0%3
52Puerto Rico0%0

Top States and Territories by Population of Laotian

# State Population
1California81,427
2Texas18,615
3Washington13,179
4Minnesota12,939
5North Carolina8,247
6Tennessee7,818
7Illinois6,961
8Oregon6,872
9Georgia6,594
10Florida6,541
11Iowa6,083
12Kansas5,787
13Wisconsin5,090
14Ohio5,042
15Michigan4,740
16Massachusetts4,717
17New York4,666
18Arkansas4,616
19Pennsylvania4,543
20Virginia4,377
21Connecticut3,931
22Utah3,864
23Colorado3,543
24Arizona3,113
25Nevada2,793
26Rhode Island2,684
27Hawaii2,481
28Louisiana2,241
29Oklahoma2,194
30Alaska1,826
31South Carolina1,783
32Alabama1,774
33Idaho1,599
34Indiana1,369
35Nebraska1,240
36Maryland1,181
37New Jersey1,086
38Missouri1,085
39Kentucky943
40New Hampshire832
41New Mexico522
42South Dakota520
43Delaware305
44Montana199
45Vermont175
46Mississippi134
47West Virginia99
48North Dakota23
49Maine22
50District of Columbia12
51Wyoming3
52Puerto Rico0

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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