Bangladeshi Population in United States

Bangladesh has the 4th largest diaspora in the world, with 13 million people living or settled outside Bangladesh.  As per the UN report on the International migrant stock, Bangladesh was one of the leading countries of origin of international migrants, with 7,401,763 Bangladeshi persons living abroad.

According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census 2020, Bangladeshi American community stands at 261,885 but informal estimates go up to over half a million. As per the estimates, the Bangladeshi Population in the United States in 2023 is 280,000 or 2.80 lakhs

Source: UN report on International migrant stock at mid-year 2020 and US Census

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Bangladeshi in United States

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there were 261,885 U.S. residents of Bangladeshi descent living in the United States in 2020. Bangladeshi immigrants have arrived in the United States in large numbers since the early 1970s to become among the fastest-growing ethnic communities since that decade.

Bangladeshi Americans are largely concentrated in metropolitan areas in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Great Lakes regions of the country, in places such as working-class neighborhoods and suburbs. There are smaller concentrations in states such as Texas, California, and Nevada.

The states with the highest percentage of Bangladeshi Americans 

#StatePopulation 2020
1New York 121,601
2Michigan  30,000 
3New Jersey  14,000 
4Texas12,000
5California11,000
6Pennsylvania 10,000
7Georgia8,000
8Virginia  7,800 
9Maryland  4,000 
10Connecticut  2,600 

Source: Census 2020 and estimates

Largest Population by Cities

New York City, home to two-thirds of the Bangladeshi American population; Paterson, New Jersey; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Buffalo, New York; as well as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Florida, Dallas, Houston, Charlotte, Austin, Hamtramck, Michigan, and Reno, Nevada are home to notable Bangladeshi communities.

#Metro areaBangladeshi population
1New York93,000
2Detroit14,000
3Washington11,000
4Los Angeles9,000
5Philadelphia7,000
6Atlanta6,000
7Dallas6,000
8Houston4,000
9Miami4,000
10Boston2,000

Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Bangladeshi Population in United States​