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ASIAN ANCESTRY

In the 2000 census, 238,960 people in the U.S. claimed Asian ancestry.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 20 percent of those people said they were of Asian ancestry. (The Census Bureau notes that the choice of "Asian" as a person's ancestry may encompass several ethnic groups.)

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Community Place type% Asian
Waipahu, HIpopulated place65.8
Monterey Park, CAcity61.8
Cerritos, CAcity58.4
Aiea, HIpopulated place58.3
Lanai, HIpopulated place57.8
Honolulu, HIpopulated place55.9
Walnut, CAcity55.8
Waimalu, HIpopulated place55.3
Waipio, HIpopulated place54.7
Kahului, HIpopulated place53.6
Pearl City, HIpopulated place53.4
Waialua, HIpopulated place51.9
Milpitas, CAcity51.8
Halawa, HIpopulated place50.9
Daly City, CAcity50.7
Rowland Heights, CApopulated place50.3
Lihue, HIpopulated place49.2
Ewa Beach, HIpopulated place49.1
San Gabriel, CAcity48.9
Rosemead, CAcity48.8
San Marino, CAcity48.6
Alhambra, CAcity47.2
Mililani Town, HIpopulated place46.9
Wahiawa, HIpopulated place45.8
Arcadia, CAcity45.4
La Palma, CAcity44.8
Cupertino, CAcity44.4
Koloa, HIpopulated place43.8
Kekaha, HIpopulated place43.6
Lahaina, HIpopulated place43.4
Union City, CAcity43.4
South San Gabriel, CAneighborhd43.3
Waimea, HIpopulated place43.0
Honokaa, HIpopulated place42.9
Diamond Bar, CAcity42.8
Hercules, CAcity42.7
Wailuku, HIpopulated place42.1
Palisades Park, NJborough41.1
Temple City, CAcity38.9
Kaneohe, HIpopulated place38.5
Hilo, HIpopulated place38.3
Westminster, CAcity38.1
Fremont, CAcity37.0
Kealakekua, HIpopulated place36.8
Hacienda Heights, CApopulated place36.1
Broadmoor, CApopulated place35.0
Bayou La Batre, ALcity33.3
Foster City, CAcity32.5
Sunnyvale, CAcity32.3
Makakilo City, HIpopulated place32.1
Kodiak, AKcity31.7
Kapaa, HIpopulated place31.7
Captain Cook, HIpopulated place31.6
Fort Lee, NJborough31.4
Garden Grove, CAcity30.9
San Francisco, CAcity30.8
Unalaska, AKcity30.6
Plainsboro, NJtownship30.5
Irvine, CAcity29.8
Englewood Cliffs, NJborough29.7
Kalaheo, HIpopulated place29.6
Edison, NJtownship29.3
Santa Clara, CAcity29.3
Saratoga, CAcity29.1
South San Francisco, CAcity28.9
Haleiwa, HIpopulated place28.9
Kaunakakai, HIpopulated place28.8
Torrance, CAcity28.6
North Potomac, MDpopulated place27.6
Kapaau, HIpopulated place27.4
Artesia, CAcity27.4
Millbrae, CAcity27.3
Paia, HIpopulated place27.1
Manhasset Hills, NYpopulated place27.0
San Jose, CAcity26.9
Gardena, CAcity26.8
Waimanalo, HIpopulated place26.8
Kilauea, HIpopulated place26.6
South Pasadena, CAcity26.6
Alameda, CAcity26.2
Leonia, NJborough26.1
Rancho Palos Verdes, CAcity26.0
Searingtown, NYpopulated place25.9
Fountain Valley, CAcity25.8
Emeryville, CAcity25.6
Stanford, CApopulated place25.6
Iselin, NJpopulated place25.2
Albany, CAcity25.1
Dayton, NJpopulated place25.0
Piscataway, NJtownship24.8
Kihei, HIpopulated place24.7
Herricks, NYpopulated place24.4
El Cerrito, CAcity24.4
Loma Linda, CAcity24.4
Vallejo, CAcity24.2
Hillsborough, CAtown24.0
Sugar Land, TXcity23.8
Colma, CAtown23.7
Edgewater, NJborough23.1
San Leandro, CAcity23.0
West Windsor, NJtownship22.8
West Covina, CAcity22.7
Lansing, NYvillage22.5
Carson, CAcity22.3
Morton Grove, ILvillage22.2
Chino Hills, CAcity22.1
Pinole, CAcity21.7
Closter, NJborough21.6
Newark, CAcity21.3
Skokie, ILvillage21.3
Kailua, HIpopulated place21.1
Los Altos Hills, CAtown21.1
White Center, WApopulated place21.1
Lincolnwood, ILvillage21.1
Buena Park, CAcity21.1
Cypress, CAcity20.8
Mountain View, CAcity20.7
La Canada Flintridge , CAcity20.6
Springfield, VApopulated place20.6
Seven Corners, VApopulated place20.5
Garden City Park, NYpopulated place20.5
Bergenfield, NJborough20.4
Waimea, HIpopulated place20.3
Rolling Hills Estates, CAcity20.3
Demarest, NJborough20.3
Oak Brook, ILvillage20.1

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter


-- October 2005

Other Asian resources:

· Ethnic group message boards
· Immigration & ship records
· National Archives - Asian Heritage Resources

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