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Top 10 States by Arab American Population
California Michigan New York Florida Texas DC Metro New Jersey Illinois Ohio Massachusetts
817,000 515,000 450,000 305,000 275,000 266,000 260,000 250,000 200,000 195,000

Research by AAI and Zogby International suggest that the Census Bureau estimate is likely significantly lower than the actual number of Arab Americans in the country. The American Community Survey identifies only a portion of the Arab population through a question on “ancestry” on the census long form. Reasons for the undercount include the placement of and limit of the ancestry question (as distinct from race and ethnicity); the effect of the sample methodology on small, unevenly distributed ethnic groups; high levels of out-marriage among the third and fourth generations; and distrust/misunderstanding of government surveys among recent immigrants.
To learn more visit: www.aaiusa.org/pages/demographics