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Quick Facts
  • In 2000 the Asian population in the United States was 11.9 million; the 2022 numbers for Asian alone-or-in-combination residents was at 24.7 million
  • Of the entire Asian American population, Chinese Americans are largest Asian origin group (5.5 million); Asian Indians (4.9 million) were next, with Filipino close behind (4.5 million); Vietnamese (2.3 million), Korean (2.1 million) and Japanese (1.6 million) descent round out the top 5.
  • Just over half (57%) of all Asian Americans were born in another country; for Asian American adults, the percentage jumps to 71%.

Sources: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May 2024 from the US Census, "Key Facts about Asian Americans, a Diverse and Growing Population;" Pew Research Center, 2021

mother and child stand before Chinese art display in Tucson Arizona

Scene at the Asian Lantern Festival at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona.
 Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division