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U.S. Asian Population, Census 2000 and 2010

Compare the number of people of Asian descent living in the U.S. as of the 2000 and 2010 Census.

National origin2000 population1 2010 population Percent change
Total211,898,82817,320,856 45.6%
Asian Indian1,899,5993,183,063 67.6
Bangladeshi57,412147,300 156.6
Bhutanese212 19,439 9,069.3
Burmese16,720100,200 499.3
Cambodian206,052276,667 34.3
Chinese, except Taiwanese2,734,8413,779,732 38.9
Filipino2,364,8153,416,840 44.5
Hmong186,310260,073 39.6
Indonesian63,07395,270 51.0
Iwo Jiman78 12 –84.6
Japanese1,148,9321,304,286 13.5
Korean1,228,4271,706,822 38.9
Laotian198,203 232,130 17.1%
Malaysian18,56626,179 41.0
Maldivian51 127 149.0
Mongolian 5,868 18,344 212.6
Nepalese9,39959,490 532.9
Okinawan10,59911,326 6.9
Pakistani204,309409,163 100.3
Singaporean2,394 5,347 123.4
Sri Lankan24,58745,381 84.6
Taiwanese130,391215,441 65.2
Thai150,283 237,583 58.1
Vietnamese1,223,7361,737,433 42.0
Other Asian, not specified376,723623,761 65.6
1. The numbers by national origin do not add up to the total population figure because respondents may have put down more than one country. Respondents reporting several countries are counted several times.
2. Total includes Asians alone or in combination with one or more other races or other Asian groups. The Asian population alone in
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, Census 2010.

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