Where do Indian Americans live?

Indian American population

Half of the Indian American population lives in five states, California, Texas, New Jersey, New York and Illinois.

Indian Americans, numbering more than 4.16 million, have become an important voting bloc in the United States. According to AAPIData, roughly, 1.8 million Indian Americans are eligible to vote in the 2020 election cycle. They include 160,000 eligible voters in Texas, 87,000 in Florida, 61,000 in Pennsylvania, 57,000 in Georgia, 45,000 in Michigan, and 36,000 in North Carolina, all considered states crucial to the fortune of President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden.

Half of the Indian American population lives in five states California, Texas, New Jersey, New York and Illinois. See the table below:

State Population State Population
California 815,948 Massachusetts 120,063
Texas 474,699 Maryland 99,035
New Jersey 387,244 North Carolina 98,665
New York 379,439 Ohio 87,024
Illinois 256,122 Connecticut 70,961
Florida 185,991 Arizona 54,028
Virginia 165,693 Minnesota 50,000
Pennsylvania 147,034 Wisconsin 36,539
Georgia 141,885 Colorado 34,801
Washington 139,801 Utah 15,015
Michigan 112,368 Arkansas 11,584

Sources: American Community Survey 2018, AAPI Data and news sources

Of the 4.1 million Indian Americans, 1.2 million were born in the United States, while 2.95 million were born in India or a third country. More than 1.4 million Indian Americans are foreign- born, naturalized U.S. citizen, while more than 1.5 million are not citizens yet. Of the 2.95 foreign-born Indian Americans, 1.16 million (39.5 percent) came to the country after 2009; more than 750,000 (25.5 percent) came between 2000 and 2009 1 million (35 percent) came before 2000.

The median age of Indian Americans in 2018 was 34.2 years.

New Jersey, home to more than 387,000 Indian Americans, has the largest concentration of Indian Americans. They consist of 4.35 percent of the state’s population. Nearly 72 percent (278,560) of the Garden State’s Indian American population is first-generation immigrants who were born in India or another country.

Overall, 52.2 percent of the Indian American population is male and 47.8 is female.


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