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State Profiles

The American Community Survey

Data on Americans of Arab descent have been available from the U.S. Census Bureau since 1980. Population estimates and socio-economic characteristics on the Arab Americans have been published using the question on "ancestry" in the decennial census between 1980 and 2000. Since 2003 however, ancestry data has been available through the the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is collected as a rolling sample to replace the "long form" of the decennial census, which used to ask the question on "ancestry" ; it captures demographic details of the U.S. population and its subgroups to provide an updated profile of  American characteristics. Whereas the decennial census is meant to be a snapshot of our country and only asks questions like  race, age and household size, the ACS is constantly in circulation and asks many  more questions ranging from education and income to language and ancestry. For more information about the ACS, please click here.

Using the ACS

The Following profiles and population figures are drawn from the most recently published ACS;It is important to note that  census ancestry data have historically undercounted the Arab American population, and community leaders estimate the undercount to  be by as much as two-thirds. Arab ancestry responses do, however, provide valuable information on the changing demographics of this population, such as  trends in family size, education levels, language proficiency, occupation, etc.  The Arab American Institute s to work with the Census Bureau to improve the accuracy and availability of data concerning our community.

 

Use the map below to find demographic information about your state. Detailed profiles are available for all states.

 

 

 

 

 

Alabama

Total Population: 4,779,736
Arab Ancestry Population: 11,436 

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Alaska

Total Population: 710,231
Arab Ancestry Population: 1,488

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Arizona

Total Population: 6,392,017
Arab Ancestry Population: 31,809

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Arkansas

Total Population: 2,915,918
Arab Ancestry Population: 4,824 

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California

Total Population: 37,253,956
Arab Ancestry Population: 272,485 

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Colorado

Total Population: 5,029,196
Arab Ancestry Population: 17,143 

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Connecticut

Total Population: 3,574,097
Arab Ancestry Population: 19,249

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Delaware

Total Population: 897,934
Arab Ancestry Population: 3,000

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District of Columbia

Total Population: 601,723
Arab Ancestry Population: 3,607 

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Florida

Total Population: 18,801,310
Arab Ancestry Population: 100,627

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Georgia

Total Population: 9,687,653
Arab Ancestry Population: 27,057 

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Hawaii

Total Population: 1,360,301
Arab Ancestry Population: 1,661 

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Idaho

Total Population: 1,567,582
Arab Ancestry Population: 2,539 

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Illinois

Total Population: 12,830,632
Arab Ancestry Population: 85,465  

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Indiana

Total Population: 6,483,802
Arab Ancestry Population: 15,374 

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Iowa

Total Population: 3,046,355
Arab Ancestry Population: 5,812 

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Kansas

Total Population: 2,853,118
Arab Ancestry Population: 7,956 

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Kentucky

Total Population: 4,339,367
Arab Ancestry Population: 9,514 

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Louisiana

Total Population: 4,533,372
Arab Ancestry Population: 16,677 

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Maine

Total Population: 1,328,361
Arab Ancestry Population: 4,408 

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Maryland

Total Population: 5,773,552
Arab Ancestry Population: 25,482 

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Massachusetts

Total Population: 6,547,629
Arab Ancestry Population: 65,150

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Michigan

Total Population: 9,883,640
Arab Ancestry Population: 191,607  

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Minnesota

Total Population: 5,303,925
Arab Ancestry Population: 20,221 

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Mississippi

Total Population: 2,967,297
Arab Ancestry Population: 6,823 

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Missouri

Total Population: 5,988,927
Arab Ancestry Population: 17,289

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Montana

Total Population: 989,415
Arab Ancestry Population: 1,771 

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Nebraska

Total Population: 1,826,341
Arab Ancestry Population: 8,409

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Nevada

Total Population: 2,700,551
Arab Ancestry Population: 12,518 

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New Hampshire

Total Population: 1,316,470
Arab Ancestry Population: 8,356 

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New Jersey

Total Population: 8,791,894
Arab Ancestry Population: 85,956  

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New Mexico

Total Population: 2,059,179
Arab Ancestry Population: 4,544 

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New York

Total Population: 19,378,102
Arab Ancestry Population: 149,729

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North Carolina

Total Population: 9,535,483
Arab Ancestry Population: 30,596

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North Dakota

Total Population: 672,591
Arab Ancestry Population: 1,470 

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Ohio

Total Population: 11,536,504
Arab Ancestry Population: 65,813

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Oklahoma

Total Population: 3,751,351
Arab Ancestry Population: 11,126 

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Oregon

Total Population: 3,831,074
Arab Ancestry Population: 13,871 

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Pennsylvania

Total Population: 12,702,379
Arab Ancestry Population: 60,870  

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Puerto Rico

Total Population: 3,725,789
Arab Ancestry Population: 2,428  

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Rhode Island

Total Population: 1,052,567
Arab Ancestry Population: 8,847 

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South Carolina

Total Population: 4,625,364
Arab Ancestry Population: 10,741 

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South Dakota

Total Population: 814,180
Arab Ancestry Population: 2,034 

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Tennessee

Total Population: 6,346,105
Arab Ancestry Population: 23,675

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Texas

Total Population: 25,145,561
Arab Ancestry Population: 91,567 

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Utah

Total Population 2,763,885
Arab Ancestry Population: 5,852

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Vermont

Total Population: 625,741
Arab Ancestry Population: 2,583

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Virginia

Total Population: 8,001,024
Arab Ancestry Population: 56,529  

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Washington

Total Population: 6,724,540
Arab Ancestry Population: 19,627

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West Virginia

Total Population: 1,852,994
Arab Ancestry Population: 5,527

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Wisconsin

Total Population: 5,686,986
Arab Ancestry Population: 10,802 

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Wyoming

Total Population: 563,626
Arab Ancestry Population: 397

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