Distribution of Subsaharan African: Somali People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Subsaharan African: Somali

  • 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
1Dawson County, Nebraska3.76%
2Kandiyohi County, Minnesota3.69%
3Dakota County, Nebraska3.19%
4Stearns County, Minnesota2.98%
5Rice County, Minnesota2.95%
6Seward County, Kansas2.45%
7Olmsted County, Minnesota2.38%
8Hennepin County, Minnesota2.31%
9Lyon County, Minnesota1.65%
10Sargent County, North Dakota1.62%
11Morgan County, Colorado1.59%
12Colfax County, Nebraska1.49%
13Steele County, Minnesota1.46%
14Nicollet County, Minnesota1.22%
15Ramsey County, Minnesota1.19%
16Crockett County, Texas1.18%
17Franklin County, Ohio1.16%
18Allamakee County, Iowa1.02%
19Androscoggin County, Maine1.01%
20Scott County, Minnesota0.99%

Top Counties by Population of Subsaharan African: Somali

# County Population
1Hennepin County, Minnesota28,525
2Franklin County, Ohio14,836
3King County, Washington11,805
4Ramsey County, Minnesota6,469
5Stearns County, Minnesota4,668
6Dakota County, Minnesota4,090
7San Diego County, California3,904
8Olmsted County, Minnesota3,643
9Jefferson County, Kentucky3,041
10Suffolk County, Massachusetts2,701
11DeKalb County, Georgia2,625
12Multnomah County, Oregon2,561
13Maricopa County, Arizona2,530
14Salt Lake County, Utah2,458
15Tarrant County, Texas2,393
16Anoka County, Minnesota2,263
17Davidson County, Tennessee2,217
18Rice County, Minnesota1,938
19Fairfax County, Virginia1,649
20Polk County, Iowa1,618

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Minnesota1.06%58,844
2North Dakota0.22%1,670
3Maine0.2%2,641
4Washington0.18%12,835
5Nebraska0.16%3,018
6Ohio0.14%16,039
7Kentucky0.09%4,015
8Utah0.09%2,640
9Oregon0.08%3,292
10Massachusetts0.08%5,164
11Iowa0.06%1,997
12South Dakota0.06%523
13Kansas0.05%1,421
14Arizona0.05%3,378
15Colorado0.05%2,645
16Alaska0.05%343
17Tennessee0.05%3,058
18Virginia0.04%3,522
19New Hampshire0.04%508
20Georgia0.04%3,886
21Missouri0.04%2,200
22Vermont0.03%169
23Wisconsin0.03%1,464
24New York0.02%4,582
25Texas0.02%5,824
26Michigan0.02%2,011
27Nevada0.02%461
28Maryland0.02%921
29California0.01%5,361
30Wyoming0.01%61
31Illinois0.01%1,274
32Connecticut0.01%325
33North Carolina0.01%888
34Hawaii0.01%96
35Pennsylvania0.01%737
36Louisiana0%186
37Indiana0%209
38South Carolina0%138
39Rhode Island0%22
40District of Columbia0%14
41New Mexico0%41
42West Virginia0%32
43Florida0%230
44Idaho0%17
45Oklahoma0%23
46New Jersey0%44
47Mississippi0%13
48Alabama0%0
49Montana0%0
50Arkansas0%0
51Delaware0%0
52Puerto Rico0%0

Top States and Territories by Population of Subsaharan African: Somali

# State Population
1Minnesota58,844
2Ohio16,039
3Washington12,835
4Texas5,824
5California5,361
6Massachusetts5,164
7New York4,582
8Kentucky4,015
9Georgia3,886
10Virginia3,522
11Arizona3,378
12Oregon3,292
13Tennessee3,058
14Nebraska3,018
15Colorado2,645
16Maine2,641
17Utah2,640
18Missouri2,200
19Michigan2,011
20Iowa1,997
21North Dakota1,670
22Wisconsin1,464
23Kansas1,421
24Illinois1,274
25Maryland921
26North Carolina888
27Pennsylvania737
28South Dakota523
29New Hampshire508
30Nevada461
31Alaska343
32Connecticut325
33Florida230
34Indiana209
35Louisiana186
36Vermont169
37South Carolina138
38Hawaii96
39Wyoming61
40New Jersey44
41New Mexico41
42West Virginia32
43Oklahoma23
44Rhode Island22
45Idaho17
46District of Columbia14
47Mississippi13
48Alabama0
49Montana0
50Arkansas0
51Delaware0
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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