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Taiwanese population in United States

Taiwanese Americans are those having origins in any of the original peoples of Taiwan (officially Republic of China) and Taiwanese Ancestry.  Approximately 310,503 people (0.09% of all respondents) identified as Taiwanese in the 2020 US Census. It’s the 11th-largest group among Asians in the United States.  California has the largest Taiwanese American population in North America and the city of Los Angels holds the densest Taiwanese American population in the 48 contiguous states.

As per the United States Census Bureau 2020, the Taiwanese alone population is 257,430 (0.08%), and the Taiwanese alone or in any combination population is 310,503 (0.09%). The Estimated population of Taiwanese in the United States as of 2024 is 0.4 million.

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


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Taiwanese Population by U.S. State

Taiwanese Americans make up 0.09% of the U.S. population. As of the 2020 U.S. Census, half of Taiwanese Americans lived in the state of California. New York and Texas have the second and third-largest Taiwanese-American populations, respectively

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

#StatePopulation 2020
2New York 50,000
3Texas 14,500

Source: Census Estimates

Top U.S. Cities by Taiwanese population

The Los Angeles metro area with a population of 61480 has the highest Taiwanese American population. Next comes New York (33,535) and San Francisco (28,256)

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

RankMetro AreaTaiwanese-Americans
1Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana61,480
2New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island33,535
4San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont28,256
3San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara25,771

Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Taiwanese Population in US 2024 | Taiwanese American population