If all these Americans were placed in one state it would be the 17th most populous state in the US!
New Government Estimate of Overseas Americans
The State Department has recently* shared its current estimates of the number of US citizens not affiliated with the US Government who are resident abroad, by region. The total is the highest released to date: close to 6.32 million.
Because Americans residing outside the United States are not counted in the US censuses, this estimate, as all “counts” of Americans abroad, is based on a limited amount of data combined with intelligent guesswork.
The estimated figures, by region, are:
- Africa: 171,000
- East Asia and Pacific: 864,000
- Europe: 1,612,000
- Near East: 870,000
- South Central Asia: 212,000
- Western Hemisphere: 2,591,000
- For a total of 6,320,000
* Unofficial estimates from the U.S. Department of State in late 2011.