Asian Population - US & State Data

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5.6% of the US populations, over 17 million people,  identify as Asian or Asian American. According to 2010 Census Bureau data, the three largest groups were Chinese, Filipino, and Indian. 

Asians and Asian Americans in the US (millions) - 2010 Census Bureau data

From 2000 to 2010, the Asian and Asian American population grew faster than any other ethnic groups, increasing by 46%. Pictured below is the share of Asian and Asian Americans by state. The state with the highest percentage of Asian population is California, followed by Washington, Nevada, and New York.

Percentage of Asians and Asian Americans by State - 2010 Census Bureau data

 The number of Asians and Asian Americans grew by at least 30% in all states except for Hawai‘i from 2000 to 2010.

Top 10 States with the Fastest Growing Asian Populations - Census Bureau 2010 data


Over 55% of the total Asian American population in the United States resides in the states of California, New York, Texas, New Jersey, and Hawaii. 

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Top Ten States With the Largest Asian Population (2000-2012)

Among the top ten fastest growing Asian American populations by state, Nevada experienced the highest increase of 122.55% from 2000-2012.

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Top Ten States With the Fastest Growing Asian Population (2000-2012)

From 2000-2012, every state in the U.S. experienced growth in their Asian populations.

Asian and Asian American Population by State