Korean American Population by State

This table has the Korean American population in each of the 50 states of the USA, plus 2 other localities—Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, sorted by descending order of population size. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates)

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2016 total estimate of Korean Americans was 1,447,252. Census figures were taken from the “Korean alone” category, not the “Korean alone or in any combination.”

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This map illustrates 2016 Korean American population by state in the broader “Korean alone or in any combination” category.


Why I Compiled and Shared this Data?

Simon says to start with the why. I saw something about Korean Americans in Los Angeles being a large number, but I didn’t know where to find a reliable source. While I was pondering that, I was curious to know where all the Koreans lived around the country, beyond the top 5 or top 10 lists that I found from searching on Google. So I poked around the Census website to find this data above. But, I couldn’t tell you how to retrace my path. Sorry.

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