Distribution of Subsaharan African: Nigerian People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Subsaharan African: Nigerian

  • KEY
  • 0.2%
  • 0.4%
  • 0.6%
  • 0.8%
  • 1.2%
  • 1.6%
  • 2%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Fort Bend County, Texas2.23%
2Prince George's County, Maryland2.15%
3Essex County, New Jersey1.14%
4Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska1.13%
5Walker County, Texas1.02%
6Baltimore County, Maryland0.88%
7Howard County, Maryland0.8%
8Clayton County, Georgia0.8%
9Cobb County, Georgia0.74%
10Bronx County, New York0.64%
11Claiborne County, Mississippi0.63%
12Henry County, Georgia0.61%
13Gwinnett County, Georgia0.6%
14Fayette County, Georgia0.59%
15Colonial Heights city, Virginia0.57%
16Harris County, Texas0.57%
17Charles County, Maryland0.56%
18Montgomery County, Maryland0.56%
19Richmond County, New York0.55%
20Somerset County, Maryland0.49%

Top Counties by Population of Subsaharan African: Nigerian

# County Population
1Harris County, Texas26,186
2Prince George's County, Maryland19,508
3Fort Bend County, Texas16,456
4Cook County, Illinois14,143
5Los Angeles County, California12,922
6Dallas County, Texas11,593
7Kings County, New York9,576
8Bronx County, New York9,211
9Essex County, New Jersey9,080
10Tarrant County, Texas8,098
11Baltimore County, Maryland7,243
12Queens County, New York6,950
13Montgomery County, Maryland5,821
14Cobb County, Georgia5,483
15Gwinnett County, Georgia5,372
16Marion County, Indiana4,150
17Collin County, Texas3,686
18DeKalb County, Georgia3,529
19San Bernardino County, California3,508
20Hennepin County, Minnesota3,235

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Maryland0.71%42,493
2District of Columbia0.41%2,839
3Texas0.29%81,804
4Rhode Island0.28%2,947
5New Jersey0.25%22,559
6Georgia0.25%25,606
7New York0.21%41,964
8Illinois0.15%19,577
9Massachusetts0.15%10,250
10Minnesota0.14%7,821
11Delaware0.13%1,242
12Alaska0.09%693
13Indiana0.09%6,124
14Virginia0.09%7,636
15Connecticut0.09%3,239
16California0.08%32,899
17North Dakota0.08%603
18North Carolina0.07%7,596
19Pennsylvania0.07%8,948
20Ohio0.07%8,088
21Oklahoma0.06%2,532
22Colorado0.06%3,483
23Michigan0.06%6,241
24Nebraska0.06%1,172
25Tennessee0.06%4,057
26Missouri0.06%3,416
27Florida0.06%11,461
28Alabama0.06%2,697
29Nevada0.05%1,554
30Kansas0.05%1,515
31Arizona0.05%3,583
32Louisiana0.04%2,062
33Washington0.04%3,179
34Wyoming0.04%248
35New Mexico0.04%882
36Idaho0.04%665
37South Carolina0.04%1,897
38Kentucky0.04%1,653
39Oregon0.04%1,488
40Mississippi0.04%1,064
41Wisconsin0.03%1,956
42Utah0.03%919
43Iowa0.03%934
44New Hampshire0.03%400
45Vermont0.03%185
46Maine0.02%322
47South Dakota0.02%186
48Arkansas0.02%605
49West Virginia0.02%366
50Montana0.01%99
51Hawaii0.01%108
52Puerto Rico0%0

Top States and Territories by Population of Subsaharan African: Nigerian

# State Population
1Texas81,804
2Maryland42,493
3New York41,964
4California32,899
5Georgia25,606
6New Jersey22,559
7Illinois19,577
8Florida11,461
9Massachusetts10,250
10Pennsylvania8,948
11Ohio8,088
12Minnesota7,821
13Virginia7,636
14North Carolina7,596
15Michigan6,241
16Indiana6,124
17Tennessee4,057
18Arizona3,583
19Colorado3,483
20Missouri3,416
21Connecticut3,239
22Washington3,179
23Rhode Island2,947
24District of Columbia2,839
25Alabama2,697
26Oklahoma2,532
27Louisiana2,062
28Wisconsin1,956
29South Carolina1,897
30Kentucky1,653
31Nevada1,554
32Kansas1,515
33Oregon1,488
34Delaware1,242
35Nebraska1,172
36Mississippi1,064
37Iowa934
38Utah919
39New Mexico882
40Alaska693
41Idaho665
42Arkansas605
43North Dakota603
44New Hampshire400
45West Virginia366
46Maine322
47Wyoming248
48South Dakota186
49Vermont185
50Hawaii108
51Montana99
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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