List of U.S. cities with large Japanese-American populations

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The list includes Issei (一世, "first generation") Japanese-born immigrants from Japan, and those who are multigenerational Japanese Americans. Cities considered to have significant Japanese American populations are large U.S. cities or municipalities with a critical mass of at least 1.0% of the total urban population; medium-sized cities with a critical mass of at least 2.0% of the total population; smaller communities in the contiguous United States with a critical mass of at least 2.5% of the total population; and smaller communities in Hawaii with a critical mass of at least 10.0% of the total population.

Including partial ancestry (i.e. Japanese and at least one other ethnic/racial group), there are about 1,304,286 Japanese Americans, which includes 763,325 Japanese Americans with pure Japanese ancestry, according to the 2010 census.[1] About 60% of the 763,325 pure Japanese American population lives in two states, California (36%; 272,528) and Hawaii (24%; 185,502).

The two metropolitan areas with the highest Japanese populations according to the 2010 Census, were Greater Honolulu Combined Statistical Area (149,700), and the Greater Los Angeles Combined Statistical Area (134,600).[2]

Large cities[edit]

The list of large cities (population greater than 250,000) with a Japanese American population in excess of 1.0% of the total population.

Rank City State Japanese-Americans Percentage
1 Honolulu Hawaii 86,612[3] 23.3%
2 Sacramento California 6,642[4] 1.6%
3 Seattle Washington 8,979[5] 1.6%
4 San Francisco California 11,410[6] 1.5%
5 San Jose California 11,484[7] 1.5%
6 Los Angeles California 36,992[8] 1.0%

Medium-size cities[edit]

List of medium-sized cities (population between 100,000 and 250,000) with a Japanese American population of at least 2.0% of the total population.

Rank City State Japanese-Americans Percentage
1 Torrance California 13,991[9] 10.1%
2 Irvine California 5,088[10] 3.6%
3 Sunnyvale California 3,606[11] 2.7%
4 Bellevue Washington 2,838[12] 2.6%
5 Berkeley California 2,312[13] 2.3%

Smaller communities in the contiguous United States[edit]

List of places in the contiguous United States with a population fewer than 100,000 and a Japanese American population of at least 2.5% of the total population.

Rank City State Japanese-Americans Percentage
1 Gardena California 6,712[14] 11.6%
2 Rancho Palos Verdes California 3,268[15] 7.9%
3 Rolling Hills Estates California 598[16] 7.8%
4 Monterey Park California 4,433[17] 7.4%
5 Cupertino California 2,331[18] 4.6%
6 Palos Verdes Estates California 588[19] 4.4%
7 Rye New York 578 3.9%
8 Cerritos California 1,671[20] 3.2%
9 Newcastle Washington 300 2.9%
10 Lomita California 542[21] 2.7%
11 Mercer Island Washington 582 2.6%
12 Los Altos California 717[22] 2.6%
13 Redondo Beach California 1,618[23] 2.6%
14 Dublin Ohio 1,071 2.5%

Smaller communities in Hawaii[edit]

List of places in Hawaii with a population fewer than 100,000 and a Japanese American population of at least 10.0% of the total population.

Rank City State Japanese-Americans Percentage
1 Aiea Hawaii 2,877[24] 31.9%
2 Pearl City Hawaii 9,621[25] 31.1%
3 Waimalu Hawaii 8,473[26] 28.8%
4 Hilo Hawaii 10,863[27] 26.7%
5 Mililani Town Hawaii 7,126[28] 24.9%
6 Kaneohe Hawaii 8,259[29] 23.6%
7 Waipio Hawaii 2,734[30] 23.4%
8 Wailuku Hawaii 2,799[31] 22.8%
9 Wahiawa Hawaii 3,342[32] 20.7%
10 Halawa Hawaii 2,802[33] 20.2%
11 Waipahu Hawaii 3,481[34] 10.5%
12 Kapaa Hawaii 965[35] 10.2%

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "America's Asian Population Patterns 2000-2010". Proximity. 
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  27. ^ "US City Home: Hilo Demographics". Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
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  29. ^ "US City Home: Kaneohe Demographics". Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  30. ^ "US City Home: Waipio Demographics". Retrieved 2016-09-29. 
  31. ^ "US City Home: Wailuku Demographics". Retrieved 2016-09-25. 
  32. ^ "US City Home: Wahiawa Demographics". Retrieved 2016-09-29. 
  33. ^ "US City Home: Halawa Demographics". Retrieved 2016-09-29. 
  34. ^ "US City Home: Kaneohe Demographics". Retrieved 2016-09-25. 
  35. ^ "US City Home: Kapaa Demographics". Retrieved 2016-09-29.