Arab population in the U.S. 2006-2018

This statistic illustrates the number of Arab Americans living in the United States from 2006 to 2018. In 2018, over 2.1 million people of Arabian ancestry were living in the U.S. In that year, California had the highest Arab American population.

Number of Arab Americans living in the United States from 2006 to 2018

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2006 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Arab Americans in this statistic refer to people of Arab ancestry.
The American Community Survey includes a question asking each individual about their "ancestry or ethnic origin." From the responses gathered, the U.S. Census Bureau defines anyone of Algerian, Bahraini, Egyptian, Emirati, Iraqi, Jordanian, Kuwaiti, Lebanese, Libyan, Moroccan, Omani, Palestinian, Qatari, Saudi Arabian, Syrian, Tunisian, or Yemeni descent to be of Arab ancestry.
The Census Bureau defines ancestry as the ethnic origin, descent, roots, heritage, or place of birth of the person or of the person's ancestors.

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