This list does not include cities in which, according to the Census and Census, merely a plurality as opposed to a majority of the residents are Asian American. The list below is organized by state and, within each state, by population size. The percentage of each city's population that is Asian American is listed in parentheses next to the city's name.
According to the United States Census, the Asian population grew faster than any other racial or ethic group in the United States between and The numbers presented herein are for percentages of each state's population that identify as Asian, whether alone or in combination with any other race or ethnicity. Most of these states are located in the Western or Pacific US.
All rights reserved. This graphic—drawn from and data—details the countries of origin of Asian-Americans in the U. The number of foreign-born residents in the United States is now the highest it has been sinceaccording to recent data from the U.
The demographics of Asian Americans describe a heterogeneous group of people in the United States who trace their ancestry to one or more Asian countries. Manilamen began to reside in Louisiana as the first Asian Americans to live in the continental in the United States. The overall population is highly urbanized;  they are also largely in the Western United States and California.
This map by the U. Census Bureau reflects Asian population percentage breakdowns in California for cities and towns with a population of 5, or more. Asians make up the largest racial group in Santa Clara and Alameda counties, according to new data by the U.
Fort Bend County, Texas, was a mostly white community in the s, and many kids had never met an Asian person before, Nguyen recalls. They lived in Chicago, where Nguyen was born, before settling down in Texas. His race was never really an issue until he got to college at the University of Texas at Austin.
These are just two of the cities I think about when I consider large cities with bustling Asian populations. But what city in America has the largest percent of Asian Americans? It turns out my intuition was correct as San Francisco makes an appearance in the top ten.
The U. Asian population is diverse. A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics.
There are now over 17 million people who identify as Asian living in America, making up 5. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Asian population in California is 5, — at And, unlike African Americans that fall under one group in the Census, Asian Americans have many sub-groups — Chinese, Filipino, and Indian being the three largest sub-groups.