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Where Do Arab Americans Live? 

Top 10 States by Arab American Population

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1. California - 324,609

2. Michigan - 223,075

3. New York - 152,675

4. Texas - 124,117

5. Florida - 112,300

6. Illinois - 111,484

7. New Jersey - 108,455

8. Ohio - 98,460

9. Massachusetts - 75,147

10. Pennsylvania - 69,422

 

Lebanese and Arab Americans live in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. About one of every three Arab Americans lives in six of the nation's largest metropolitan areas.

  • 66 percent of Lebanese and Arab Americans live in 10 states.

  • 33 percent live in California, New York and Michigan.

  • 48 percent live in 20 metro areas.

 

The cities with the largest Arab American populations are: Los Angeles, Detroit, New York-New Jersy, Chicago, Boston and Washington, DC respectively.

California is home to the largest number of Arab Americans of any state, with more than 700,000 Arab Americans residing in 56 of California's 58 counties. (New Numbers from AAI organization http://www.aaiusa.org

 

  • Detroit 219,765 - Wayne, Oakland, Macomb

  • New York 162,692 Kings, Queens, Manhattan

  • New Jersey 92,080 - Bergen, Hudson, Middlesex, Essex, Monmouth

  • Chicago 91,260 - Cook, DuPage

  • Washington, D.C. 69,350, Fairfax, VA, Montgomery, MD.

 

 

Top 20 Counties by Arab American Population

Census Count (1990)

Estimated Population *

Los Angeles County, CA

56,345

197,205

Wayne, MI

31,274

109,460

Kings, NY

27,209

95,231

Cook, IL

23,532

82,360

Oakland, MI

15,495

54,230

Orange, CA

15,662

46,985

Macomb, MI

12,627

44,190

Cuyahoga, OH

12,507

43,750

Harris, TX

13,925

41,775

San Diego, CA

13,055

39,165

Fairfax, VA

9,976

34,910

Queens, NY

9,938

34,780

Dade, FL

11,344

34,030

New York County, NY

9,339

32,685

Middlesex, MA

9,709

29,100

Bergen, NJ

7,340

25,690

Montgomery, MD

6,873

24,055

Santa Clara, CA

7,085

21,255

Alleghany, PA

6,994

20,980

Norfolk, MA

6,850

20,550

All estimates were provided by Zogby International based on post Census research and data analysis. For updated information visit:
 

http://www.aaiusa.org/demographics

The United States At A Glance Though Arab Americans dwell in all fifty American states, there are strong concentrations in ten states. The profiles of the following states are comprised of an estimate of the actual Arab American population in the basis of the estimates of community leaders, and surveys of church and organization memberships.