Salvadoran Americans are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Salvadoran origin; this includes immigrants from El Salvador and those who trace their family ancestry to El Salvador. As per US Census 2020, an estimated 2.47 million Hispanics of Salvadoran origin resided in the United States.
Salvadorans are the third-largest population (tied with Cubans) of Hispanic origin living in the United States, accounting for 4% of the U.S. Hispanic population.
Since 2000, the Salvadoran-origin population has increased by 248%, growing from 711,000 to 2.47 million over the period. At the same time, the Salvadoran foreign-born population living in the U.S. grew by 142%, from 539,000 in 2000 to 1.4 million in 2020.
The Salvadoran population in the U.S., 2000-2020
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Salvadoran Population by State
Salvadoran Americans make up 0.75% of the U.S. population and Salvadorans are the third-largest population (tied with Cubans) of Hispanic origin living in the United States after Mexicans and Puerto Rican. The Salvadoran population is concentrated in California (32%), Texas (14%), Maryland (8.32%) and New York (8%).
Let’s have a look at the Top States with Salvadoran Population
|#||State||Pop. 2020||% of Total Pop.|
Source: US Census 2020
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Top U.S. metropolitan areas by Salvadoran population
|#||Metro Area||Pop. 2020|
|1||Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||469,230|
|3||New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||250,776|
|4||Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||206,799|
|5||Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||96,482|
|6||San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA||96,160|
|7||Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||64,420|
|9||Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL||44,721|
|10||Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV||35,747|