Table 1.

Annual population estimates and percentages, nativity, and language for each Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander population, and non-Hispanic Whites by SEER Registry Geographic Region and Census Year (1990, 2000, and 2010)

White non-HispanicChineseJapaneseFilipinoVietnameseKoreanNative HawaiianKampucheanLaotianSamoanAsian Indian, Pakistani
1990
All SEER regions38,062,478943,014660,3781,040,610345,004391,190248,72289,11281,41949,684319,350
Californiaa44.9%78.4%49.5%73.9%85.8%69.8%14.6%81.2%75.7%68.2%56.8%
Connecticut7.2%1.2%<1%<1%1.2%1.4%<1%2.0%3.8%<1%4.1%
Atlanta (metropolitan)3.7%1.0%<1%<1%1.7%2.5%<1%2.3%3.6%<1%2.5%
Hawaii<1%7.3%39.7%14.7%1.6%5.2%82.4%<1%2.1%19.6%<1%
Iowa7.0%<1%<1%<1%<1%1.2%<1%<1%4.1%<1%1.1%
Detroit (metropolitan)7.4%1.0%<1%<1%<1%1.7%<1%<1%1.1%<1%5.7%
New Jersey15.1%6.4%2.7%5.2%2.2%10.1%<1%<1%<1%<1%27.6%
New Mexico2.0%<1%<1%<1%<1%<1%<1%<1%<1%<1%<1%
Utah4.1%<1%1.0%<1%<1%<1%<1%1.2%2.2%3.3%<1%
Seattle (Puget Sound)7.7%3.3%4.6%4.0%4.9%7.0%1.7%11.8%6.1%7.9%1.7%
2000
% Foreign-bornb63.9%29.2%55.8%73.5%69.9%1.9%64.4%65.8%16.6%73.0%
% Limited Englishc,d45.0%20.7%20.5%60.5%46.0%3.3%52.6%51.6%16.2%23.9%
All SEER regions37,943,3861,396,938660,8561,420,523591,877557,799293,023100,90985,65875,620685,041
Californiaa43.1%75.6%52.2%71.6%79.3%65.2%13.9%77.2%70.9%58.2%53.2%
Connecticut7.0%1.5%<1%<1%1.4%1.4%<1%2.6%3.6%<1%4.1%
Atlanta (metropolitan)4.0%1.6%<1%<1%4.1%3.9%<1%2.8%4.0%<1%4.2%
Hawaii<1%6.4%34.6%14.1%1.5%5.1%81.8%<1%2.5%21.4%<1%
Iowa7.2%<1%<1%<1%1.3%1.0%<1%<1%5.2%<1%<1%
Detroit (metropolitan)7.3%1.3%1.1%1.0%<1%1.6%<1%<1%1.4%<1%6.6%
New Jersey14.9%7.6%2.6%6.4%2.7%12.2%<1%<1%<1%<1%27.8%
New Mexico2.2%<1%<1%<1%0.6%<1%<1%<1%<1%<1%<1%
Utah5.1%<1%1.2%<1%1.1%<1%<1%1.5%2.9%7.4%<1%
Seattle (Puget Sound)8.6%4.4%6.0%5.1%7.3%8.4%2.4%14.0%8.4%10.9%2.6%
2010
% Foreign-bornb61.2%27.4%52.8%63.6%64.6%1.3%55.3%54.4%10.4%69.5%
% Limited Englishc,d41.0%17.3%18.2%50.3%40.9%1.7%41.7%40.0%11.7%22.2%
All SEER regions36,786,8581,764,410715,3001,793,997788,310729,707392,188125,94192,33195,6581,179,826
Californiaa42.1%77.0%49.3%74.8%78.3%65.9%12.3%75.1%69.4%53.3%51.9%
Connecticut7.0%1.9%<1%<1%1.3%1.5%<1%2.4%4.0%<1%4.7%
Atlanta (metropolitan)3.8%2.0%<1%<1%4.4%5.6%<1%3.0%4.0%<1%4.3%
Hawaii<1%2.4%37.5%9.5%1.5%1.0%83.1%<1%2.4%19.1%<1%
Iowa7.4%<1%<1%<1%1.1%<1%<1%<1%5.7%<1%1.1%
Detroit (metropolitan)6.9%1.3%1.1%1.0%<1%1.5%<1%<1%<1%<1%5.5%
New Jersey14.4%8.1%2.3%6.7%2.8%13.4%<1%1.2%<1%<1%28.0%
New Mexico2.3%<1%<1%<1%0.6%<1%<1%<1%<1%<1%<1%
Utah6.1%<1%1.3%<1%1.1%<1%1.1%1.7%3.1%11.3%<1%
Seattle (Puget Sound)9.2%5.5%6.2%5.7%8.0%8.9%2.3%15.2%9.2%14.8%4.1%
New Mexico2.2%<1%<1%<1%0.6%<1%<1%<1%<1%<1%<1%
Utah5.1%<1%1.2%<1%1.1%<1%<1%1.5%2.9%7.4%<1%
Seattle (Puget Sound)8.6%4.4%6.0%5.1%7.3%8.4%2.4%14.0%8.4%10.9%2.6%
  • aIncluding Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland and San Jose/Monterey, and the Greater California registries.

  • bSource: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 4, Matrices PCT38 (language), and PCT43 (nativity) for Asian detailed group or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone or in any combination; Chinese definition includes Taiwanese.

  • cSource: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006–2010 American Community Survey for Asian detailed group or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone or in any combination; Chinese definition includes Taiwanese.

  • dSpeak English less than “very well”; among population 5 years and over.