Greater Washington Area Asian-American demographics

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Asian Americans started to become a significant part of the Washington metropolitan area in the late twentieth century.

Fairfax County, Virginia, Montgomery County, Maryland, and Arlington, Virginia are the largest jurisdictions with high concentrations of Asian Americans in the region:

  • Fairfax County
  • Montgomery County
    • Chinese – 3%
    • Indian – 3%
    • Korean – 2%
    • Vietnamese – 1%
    • Filipino – 1%
  • Arlington County
    • Indian – 2%
    • Chinese – 2%
    • Filipino – 2%
    • Korean – 1%
    • Japanese – 1%

Washington area racial composition[edit]

The area has been a destination for international immigration since the late 1960s. It also attracts internal migration from other parts of the U.S.[1][dubious ]

Racial composition of the Washington, D.C. area:[2]

2006
1980
  • White: 67.8%
  • Black: 26.0%
  • Asian: 2.5%
  • Hispanic: 2.8%
  • Mixed and Other: 0.9%

Counties/county equivalents by number of Asian Americans[edit]

Counties/county equivalents by percentage of Asian Americans (Census 2000)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/pdf/rr02-496.pdf "Metro Magnets for Minorities and Whites: Melting Pots, the New Sunbelt, and the Heartland", Pages 9 and 10
  2. ^ http://census.gov/popest/counties/asrh/CC-EST2006-RACE6.html