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Asian American Voters Backed Clinton Over Trump by Wide Margins and Across Ethnic Groups

LOS ANGELES, CA – Contrary to mainstream exit poll results, the 2016 national Asian American Election Eve Poll reveals that Asian Americans voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by wide margins (75% to 19%), well-above the 47.7% support she garnered in the general national electorate.  Ethnically, Asian American support for Clinton was as follows: Chinese (69%), Filipino (78%), Indian (87%), Korean (65%), Vietnamese (74%), and Japanese (64%).

Inquirer.net: US Census: Asian Americans fastest growing racial group

Jun 29 2016

LOS ANGELES – A new U.S. Census Bureau population report shows that the Asian American population is the fastest growing racial group nationwide.

Between 2010 and 2015, the number of Asian Americans grew 19 percent; during the same time period total overall population growth was only 4 percent, according to an analysis of the Census data by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles.

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Asian Journal: Census: Asian Americans still fastest-growing racial group in US

Jun 28 2016

ASIAN Americans comprise America’s fastest-growing racial group, according to data released by the United States Census Bureau.

The Asian American population grew by 19 percent between 2010 and 2015. Meanwhile, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) are the second fastest-growing group, rising at 13 percent during the same period.  In comparison, the nation’s overall population grew by 4 percent. Today, there are an estimated 21 million Asian Americans and 1.5 million NHPIs living in the country.

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Asian Americans and NHPI are the Two Fastest Growing Racial Groups, According to New Census Population Estimates

LOS ANGELES - New U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on Thursday, June 23 show that the Asian American population is the fastest growing racial group nationwide. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles’ analysis of the data shows that between 2010 and 2015, the number of Asian Americans grew 19%; during this same time period total overall population growth was only 4%. There are now about 21 million Asian Americans living in the United States. Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) are now the second fastest growing racial group, growing 13% to 1.5 million.

A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans 50 and Older

May 18 2016

Those who work with older adults may generally know that the population is growing in size very quickly. In fact, Los Angeles County’s entire 50-plus population grew 28% between 2000 and 2010. What most people don’t know is that the Asian American 50-plus population grew 56% during the same time. In contrast, the entire population of Los Angeles County saw 3% growth during this time while the general Asian American population saw 20% growth.

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Orange County Home to Third-Largest Asian American Population in U.S.

May 17 2016

In a sprawling county of 3 million residents, today there are nearly 600,000 Asian Americans, marking a 41% increase from 2000 to 2010.

When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the native language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms.

Now, it has its own campus — bursting with more than 1,200 students. It's a reflection of the explosive growth of Orange County's Asian population, which a new study now ranks as the third-largest in the nation, after Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties.

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New Report Shows Older-Adult Asian Americans Face Language, Income, Educational Barriers

Apr 28 2016

Although Asian Americans are widely perceived as the model minority, a new report containing disaggregated data of older adults in the ethnic group paints a completely different picture.

In Los Angeles County, Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders (NHPI) aged 50 and older are the second fastest growing racial group, posting a 56 percent and 50 percent growth rate from 2000 to 2010, respectively. Asian Americans and NHPIs fall only second and third to Latinos, who grew at a rate of 60 percent during the same 10-year period.

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