The Midwest has seen some of the fastest rates of Asian-American growth in the last decade, owing in part to refugee resettlement. But with Asian Americans least likely to fill out the census form — and most concerned their answers will be used against them — community advocates fear that this group in parts of the Midwest could be undercounted in the census, which could negatively affect how billions of dollars in federal funding will be distributed and who receives translated voting materials. With less than a year to go, community organizers in states like Iowa and Nebraska have their work cut out for them. They need to pitch the importance of a decennial count to Asian Americans, including new immigrants and refugees, amid government mistrust among some groups and a proposed Trump administration citizenship question. For some organizations in the Midwest, this census outreach work is new and just getting underway, if it has started at all. It is also used in determining which states and counties are required to provide voter language assistance according to the Voting Rights Act.
Interesting Facts About Asian Americans
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May Census data show Asian Americans are the most diverse U. Among the 10 million people who identified as Asian alone in the Census, five groups numbered 1 million or more: Chinese 2. Another 1. In , almost half of the Asian Americans were concentrated in two states, California and New York, with a combined Asian population of 4. The ethnic composition of the Asian population varies in different parts of the country. In the South and Midwest, both areas with relatively small Asian populations, Asian Indians predominated in
US States With The Largest Relative Asian American Populations
Earlier this year, the U. Commerce Department made the decision to add a citizenship question to the Census. AAFE is part of a broad-based coalition advocating against this misguided directive, which if implemented, would undermine the accuracy of the Census and harm the communities we serve.
THE U. A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics. Find detailed information on the methodology for these fact sheets. About Pew Research Center Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world.