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Asian population in US grew faster than any other ethnic group in last 10 yrs

Washington, Thu, 22 Mar 2012 ANI

Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): The Asian population of the United States grew faster than any other racial or ethnic group in the last decade, according to a report.

The new U.S. Census Bureau report revealed that California has by far the largest population of Asian Americans, with 5.6 million, or almost a third of all those included in the 2010 census nationwide.

The state's Asian population increased 34 percent during the decade, but was outpaced by that of many other states, including neighboring Nevada, where it was up 116 percent, The Los Angeles Times reports.

According to the report, California is home to the nation's largest proportion of all major Asian groups, including Indians, Filipinos, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans.

The report showed that the number of Americans identifying themselves as Asian alone or in combination with another race surged 45.6 percent from 11.9 million in 2000 to 17.3 million in 2010, driven mainly by international migration.

The overall U.S. population grew 9.7 percent during that period, to 308.7 million.

Report showed that growth for the Latino population was 43 percent during the decade, with much slower growth for African Americans, 15 percent, and whites, seven percent. (ANI)

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