US Asian Population by County (1990 – 2018)

Asian Americans are a pan-ethnic group that includes various groups, which have roots in East, South, Southeast Asia.

According to U.S. Census Bureau data, in 2018, Asians make up 7% (22.5 million) of the U.S. population.

Absence of Asians

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Absence of Asians
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

Los Angeles metropolitan area has more Asian than any other U.S. county, with 1.6 million in 2018.

Top 20 U.S. counties with the highest number of Asians (2018)
Los Angeles (California): 1551894
Santa Clara (California): 742295
Orange (California): 681242
Queens (New York): 611274
Alameda (California): 529210
King (Washington): 429012
Honolulu (Hawaii): 420967
San Diego (California): 420909
Cook (Illinois): 408151
Harris (Texas): 348874
Kings (New York): 327010
San Francisco (California): 317204
Sacramento (California): 260762
Fairfax (Virginia): 262588
San Mateo (California): 231957
Clark (Nevada): 231352
New York (New York): 208760
Middlesex (New Jersey): 207895
Middlesex (Massachusetts): 207504
Contra Costa (California): 207246

Top 20 US counties with Highest Percentage of Asians (2018)
Aleutians East (Alaska): 43.36
Honolulu (Hawaii): 42.95
Aleutians West (Alaska): 41.22
Santa Clara (California): 38.31
San Francisco(California): 35.91
Alameda (California): 31.75
Kauai (Hawaii): 31.04
San Mateo (California): 30.14
Maui (Hawaii): 29.13
Queens (New York): 26.82
Middlesex (New Jersey): 25.06
Kodiak Island (Alaska): 22.24
Orange (California): 21.38
Hawaii (Hawaii): 21.19
Fort Bend (Washington): 20.79
Fairfax (Virginia): 20.21
Loudoun (Virginia): 19.97
King (Washington): 19.21
Fairfax City (Virginia): 19.18
Howard (Maryland): 19.06

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Asian population grew 72 percent between 2000 and 2015 (from 12 million to 21 million). Asians are forecasted to become the biggest newcomer group in the nation, outdoing Hispanics in 2055.

The largest Asians groups in the U.S. are Chinese (5 million), Indian (4 million), and Filipino (4 million) origin.

The current migration flow from Asia has estimated for 1/4 of all newcomers who have appeared in the United States since 1965. Now 59 percent of the Asian American population was born in another nation.

U.S. Asian population: Percent change by county from 1990 to 2018

Top 20 counties with the most significant percentage increase in the Asian population

Forsyth (Georgia): +42268
Greene (Georgia): +18200
Menominee (Wisconsin): +14200
Hancock (Georgia): +8300
Adams (North Dakota): +7300
Teton (Idaho): +7100
Dallas (Iowa): +6374
Broomfield (Colorado): +4656
Hodgeman (Kansas): +4600
McKenzie (North Dakota): +4567
Calhoun (Georgia): +4500
Schley (Georgia): +4400
Hyde (North Carolina): +4200
Billings (North Dakota): +4100
Washington (Kansas): +4000
Deadle (South Dakota): +3955
Loudoun (Virginia): +3743
Hudspeth (Texas): +3649
Adams (Idaho): +3611
Douglas (Colorado): +3550

Top 20 counties with the most significant percentage decrease in the Asian population

Jones (South Dakota): -100
Garden (Nebraska): -100
Kalawao (Hawaii): -93
Hamilton (Kansas): -82
Wallace (Kansas): -75
Chautauqua (Kansas): -75
Pierce (North Dakota): -73
Daniels (Montana): -72
Grant (Nebraska): -66
Cottle (Texas): -66
Keweenaw (Michigan): -66
Golden Valley (North Dakota): -63
Alexander (Illinois): -63
Garfield (Nebraska): -60
Calhoun (West Virginia): -60
Wichita (Kansas): -60
Haakon (South Dakota): -58
Traverse (Minnesota): -56
Logan (West Virginia): -52
Garfield (Montana): -50

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US Hispanic Population by County (1990 – 2018)
US African American Population by County (1990 – 2018)

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