As Mien are being dispersed all over the face of the globe, there have been several studies and reports on the approximation of Mien population.  According to some of the published documentations and those that are reported in the world wide websites, the Mien population in the United States is ranging from 18,000 to 50,000.  The exact Mien population in the United States and around the world is unknown; however, Table 2 below offers a quick glance into where Mien people reside throughout the U.S., divided by Mien Christians and non-Christians.


Table 2: Mien Christians and Non-Christians in the U.S.


  Families Individuals Christians Non-Christians
Washington 480 2,800 410 2,700
Oregon 450 2,600 490 2,110
California 4,700 28,000 5,600 22,400
Illinois 10 70 60 10
Alabama, Miss. 12 85 22 63
Alaska 45 230 70 160

Total 5,697 44,785 6,652 27,533


Of those who reside in the United States can be located in three major states, Washington, Oregon, and California.  In Washington State, the majority of Mien people reside in Seattle, Renton, and Kent. In California, Mien people reside largely in Sacramento, Oakland, Richmond, San Jose, Merced, Visalia, Stockton, Fresno, Yuba City, Oroville, Gridley, and Redding. Sacramento California holds the largest Mien population in the United States. In Oregon, the Mien people can be found in Portland, Beaverton, Salem, and Troutdale.

Some of the available information on the Mien population can be found the following websites:

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Mien
  3. Joshua Project


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