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Korean-American Population Data

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Over 1.7 Million Korean Americans Live in the United States, Up 41% Since 2000

Koreans make up 9% of the Asian American population. Nearly 62% of Korean Americans are foreign born. Koreans are the fifth largest Asian American community after Chinese, Indians, Filipinos, and Vietnamese. Many Koreans attain US citizenship, ranking twelfth in share of all US naturalizations in 2012 and fifth among Asians. 

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Korean American Population by State, 2010

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Top Ten States: Korean-American Population Per 100,000 Residents, 2010

In 2011, Korean Americans made up 9.5% of the total Asian American population in the United States.

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National Population for Asian Groups by Ethnicity

In 2010, over 50% of the Korean American population resided in the states of California, New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia.

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Top Ten States With the Largest Korean Population (2000-2010)

The District of Columbia has the fastest growing Korean American population from 2000-2010, with an increase of 134.88%.

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Top Ten States With the Fastest Growing Korean Population by State (2000-2010)

From 2000-2010, 13 states in the U.S. experienced an increase of 50% or greater in their Korean American populations.

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Korean and Korean American Population by State