According to the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau, 12.5 million people, who are U.S. residents, are of Asian heritage.

The 10 states with the largest Asian American populations:

  • California
  • New York
  • Hawaii
  • Texas
  • New Jersey
  • Illinois
  • Washington
  • Florida
  • Virginia
  • Massachusetts

 

A majority of Asian Americans live in the following ten cities:

  • Seattle
  • Dallas
  • Las Vegas
  • Houston
  • San Diego
  • Boston
  • San Francisco
  • New York
  • Honolulu
  • Los Angeles

 

The Major Pacific Islands

• Fiji  • Kiribati  • Marshall Islands   • Micronesia  • Northern Marianas  • Palau
• Papua New Guinea  • Samoa  • The Philippines   • Solomon Islands  • Tanga

Worldwide Distribution of Asians and Pacific Islanders

Asians and Pacific Islanders live throughout the world, and speak more than 100 languages. Their over 60 countries include many that are well known and less well known. They include: Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Japan, North and South Korea, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Thailand.