According to the U. S. Census Bureau, Asian Americans constitute the fastest growing racial group in this country, increasing at four times the rate of the overall population. While the Asian American population is projected to double in size from 17 million people in 2014 to more than 40 million by 2060, its voting power has already nearly doubled in the past decade.
California had both the largest Asian population of any state (6.5 million) in July 2015, as well as the largest numeric increase (169,900) between July 2014 and July 2015. Los Angeles County had the largest Asian population of any county (1.7 million) in 2015 and the largest numeric increase (30,200) since 2014.
Pew Research updated its national survey of Asian Americans in 2013 and concluded that Asian Americans have overtaken Latinos as the largest group of new immigrants to the United States. Nearly three-quarters (74%) of Asian-American adults were born abroad.
For more information about the Asian American population in the U. S., visit this Pew report.
To find out more about the voting power of the Asian American Pacific Islander community, visit this page.