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Korean American Population

Korean Americans are those having origins in any of the original peoples of Korea and the Korean Ancestry.  Approximately 1.96 million people (0.59% of all respondents) identified as Koreans in the 2020 US Census. It’s the fifth-largest group among Asians in the United States after Chinese, Indians, Filipino, and Vietnamese.

As per the United States Census Bureau 2020, the Korean alone Population is 1,445,315, and Korean alone or in any combination is 1,962,184. The Estimated population of Koreans in the United States as of 2023 is 2 million.

The Korean population in the U.S., 2000-2020

YearPopulation
20001,228,000
20101,707,000
20151,822,000
20201,962,184

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Korean Population by US States

Korean Americans make up 0.59% of the U.S. population. California is the state with the largest Korean population. Next comes New York followed by Texas.  Hawaii was the state with the highest concentration of Korean Americans, at 1.8%, or 25,304 people.

Let’s have a look at the Top States with Korean Population

#StateTotal population
1California558,338
2New York141,745
3Texas115,107
4New Jersey113,736
5Virginia94,275
6Washington92,798
7Illinois81,340
8Georgia75,525
9Illinois57,487
10Maryland48,468
Other States509,870
United States1,962,184

Top U.S. metropolitan areas by Korean population

The Los Angeles metro area with a population of 326,000 has the largest Korean population. Next comes New York (220,000) and Washington  (96,000)

Let’s have a look at the top 10 US metro areas by the Korean population

#Metro areaKorean population
1Los Angeles326,000
2New York220,000
3Washington96,000
4Seattle67,000
5Chicago62,000
6San Francisco60,000
7Atlanta51,000
8Philadelphia42,000
9Dallas41,000
10San Jose, CA36,000

 

Source: US Census 2019

Korean population in US 2023 | Korean American population