Where do Arab Americans Live?

Top 10 States by Arab American Population

AA Demographics Map1. California - 1,324,500

2. Michigan - 824,000

3. New York - 755,700

4. Texas - 464,000

5. Florida - 436,300

6. Illinois - 393,500

7. New Jersey - 368,500

8. Ohio - 300,400

9. Massachusetts - 265,100

10. Pennsylvania - 210,400

Selected Population Characteristics

  • AAA estimates that at least 9 million Americans are of Arab descent.
  • Arab Americans live in all 50 states, but two thirds are concentrated in 10 states; one third of the total live in California, New York, and Michigan.
  • About 94% of Arab Americans live in metropolitan areas. Los Angeles, Detroit, New York/NJ, Chicago and Washington, D.C., are the top five metropolitan areas of Arab American concentration.
  • Lebanese Americans constitute a greater part of the total number of Arab Americans residing in most states, although in Georgia, New Jersey, and Tennessee, Egyptian Americans are the largest Arab group.
  • The largest Arab American community in Arizona is Iraqis, Rhode Island has a plurality of Syrian Americans, and Nebraska and South Dakota have a plurality of Sudanese.
  • While the largest Palestinian population is in California, the greatest concentration of Palestinians can be found in Illinois.
  • There are almost as many Iraqis living in Michigan as there are living in California, even though California is over three times larger than Michigan.

Arab American Organization (AAO)

AAO is the only Arab organization that does not belong to or present a specific region/religion, but representing all Arab nations’ communities in Arizona.

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