Indian Americans third largest Asian community in US

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March 23, 2012

WASHINGTON: Indian Americans numbering 3.2 million is the third largest Asian American community in US after Chinese Americans (3.8 million) and Filipinos (3. 4 million).

As per the details released by US Census Bureau for the year 2010, Asian American communities have emerged as the fastest growing ethnic communities in the last one decade.

The total US population grew by 9.7%, from 281.4 million in 2000 to 308.7 million in 2010.

March 23, 2012

WASHINGTON: Indian Americans numbering 3.2 million is the third largest Asian American community in US after Chinese Americans (3.8 million) and Filipinos (3. 4 million).

As per the details released by US Census Bureau for the year 2010, Asian American communities have emerged as the fastest growing ethnic communities in the last one decade.

The total US population grew by 9.7%, from 281.4 million in 2000 to 308.7 million in 2010.

However, the Asian population increased more than four times faster than the total US population, growing by 43% from 10.2 million to 14.7 million, it said.

As a result, the Asian alone-or-in-combination population represented 57% of the total population in Hawaii.

California had the next highest proportion at 15%, followed by New Jersey (nine per cent), Nevada (nine per cent), Washington (nine per cent), and New York (eight per cent).

The same six states had the highest proportions of the Asian alone population.

The 2010 Census showed that New York, had the largest Asian alone-or-in-combination population, with 1.1 million, followed by Los Angeles (484,000), and San Jose (327,000).

Three other places, Francisco and San Diego in California and Urban Honolulu in Hawaii had Asian alone-or-in-combination populations of over 200,000 people.

As per the figures, the Bhutanese population experienced the fastest growth from 2000 to 2010, growing from about 200 in 2000 to about 19,000 in 2010.

Census Bureau said of all the detailed Asian alone-or-in-any combination groups that had a population of one million or more, the Indian American population grew the fastest, by 68%, followed by the Filipino (44%), Vietnamese (42%), Korean (39%), and Chinese (40%) populations.


Courtesy: TOI