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Old 03-22-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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Is there any real reason to believe people with ancestry from the subcontinent do report themselves as Asians on the census? Same question for Arabs, Persians, Central Asians, and so on?

Why do you think Asians are concentrated so much in a few states? I suppose Hawaii makes sense because it is an island. However, a significant percentage of the Asian population on the Pacific Coast has been established for a long time. You would expect to see more diffusion into the rest of the country as you have seen with other groups.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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Is there any real reason to believe people with ancestry from the subcontinent do report themselves as Asians on the census? Same question for Arabs, Persians, Central Asians, and so on?

Why do you think Asians are concentrated so much in a few states? I suppose Hawaii makes sense because it is an island. However, a significant percentage of the Asian population on the Pacific Coast has been established for a long time. You would expect to see more diffusion into the rest of the country as you have seen with other groups.
I think this is tarting to take place at some level; it doesnt happent overnight.

Also just a guess but would expect the Asian population to vastly skew towards larger urban centers relative to other groups; this likely factors with concentrations on the coasts and sunbelts growers in general
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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Is there any real reason to believe people with ancestry from the subcontinent do report themselves as Asians on the census? Same question for Arabs, Persians, Central Asians, and so on?
Have you ever filled out the census before? The Middle Eastern ancestries are listed under "White" and the South Asian nationalities are under "Asian"

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Why do you think Asians are concentrated so much in a few states? I suppose Hawaii makes sense because it is an island. However, a significant percentage of the Asian population on the Pacific Coast has been established for a long time. You would expect to see more diffusion into the rest of the country as you have seen with other groups.
The vast majority of Asians came to the US since the end of World War 2 when immigration laws facilitated their arrival. Give it time. After all, the rest of the US wasn't settled within 40 years of the Europeans landing.

However, when it comes to South Asians, they first went to NYC and the rest of the Northeast in large numbers. Them going to the West is really a phenomenon of the last 5-10 years.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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Have you ever filled out the census before? The Middle Eastern ancestries are listed under "White" and the South Asian nationalities are under "Asian"



The vast majority of Asians came to the US since the end of World War 2 when immigration laws facilitated their arrival. Give it time. After all, the rest of the US wasn't settled within 40 years of the Europeans landing.

However, when it comes to South Asians, they first went to NYC and the rest of the Northeast in large numbers. Them going to the West is really a phenomenon of the last 5-10 years.



Did you mean 50-100?
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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Did you mean 50-100?
For South Asians? I really did mean 5-10. Before Silicon Valley had H1b workers from India in massive numbers, the migration of South Asians there was a trickle.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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For South Asians? I really did mean 5-10. Before Silicon Valley had H1b workers from India in massive numbers, the migration of South Asians there was a trickle.
Yes, the techies are usually from the four southern states of India. The old timers were farmer immigrants from Punjab, on the other side of the country - and they settled all around the Central Valley, not just Silicon.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:02 PM
 
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Yes, the techies are usually from the four southern states of India. The old timers were farmer immigrants from Punjab, on the other side of the country - and they settled all around the Central Valley, not just Silicon.
IIRC, I believe the British brought some South Asians/Indians to the Northeast before the US declared independence.

Anyways, here are East Asian numbers (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese)

California: 1,970,635
New York: 754,313
Hawaii: 264,566
Texas: 242,108
New Jersey: 240,655
Washington: 191,191
Illinois: 182,880
Massachusetts: 156,000
Virginia: 139,613
Pennsylvania: 131,636
Maryland: 124,399
Florida: 111,374
Georgia: 105,711
Michigan: 79,473
Ohio: 69,121
North Carolina: 59,713
Oregon: 58,138
Colorado: 56,558
Arizona: 56,444
Nevada: 53,580
Connecticut: 44,521
Minnesota: 43,153
Indiana: 37,705
Missouri: 34,471
Tennessee: 29,162
Wisconsin: 28,171
Utah: 22,604
Alabama: 20,138
Kentucky: 18,079
Kansas: 18,062
Oklahoma: 17,153
South Carolina: 16,933
Iowa: 16,685
Louisiana: 14,829
New Mexico: 10,060
Rhode Island: 9,621
Delaware: 9,244
New Hampshire: 9,358
Nebraska: 8,920
DC: 8,677
Idaho: 8,325
Alaska: 8,220
Arkansas: 8,524
Mississippi: 6,811
Maine: 5,238
West Virginia: 4,337
Vermont: 3,592
Montana: 2,965
North Dakota: 2,397
South Dakota: 2,417
Wyoming: 2,006

Southeast Asians (Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Thai, Burmese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Filipinos)

California: 2,289,596
Texas: 403,423
Hawaii: 257,759
Washington: 221,789
New York: 217,280
Florida: 193,747
Illinois: 181,293
Virginia: 159,903
New Jersey: 155,971
Minnesota: 132,589
Nevada: 127,396
Massachusetts: 104,238
Pennsylvania: 98,384
Georgia: 97,144
Maryland: 92,391
North Carolina: 83,264
Arizona: 78,341
Wisconsin: 74,586
Oregon: 64,094
Michigan: 61,859
Colorado: 57,035
Ohio: 50,960
Louisiana: 41,401
Missouri: 35,697
Connecticut: 35,407
Tennessee: 35,008
Indiana: 33,421
Oklahoma: 32,943
Kansas: 30,472
Alaska: 28,368
Utah: 24,718
South Carolina: 24,655
Iowa: 23,637
Arkansas: 18,856
Alabama: 18,237
Nebraska: 16,267
Kentucky: 15,982
Rhode Island: 15,259
New Mexico: 12,740
Mississippi: 12,699
New Hampshire: 8,728
Idaho: 7,731
Delaware: 6,329
Maine: 6,102
West Virginia: 3,934
South Dakota: 3,668
Montana: 2,595
Vermont: 2,424
North Dakota: 2,214
Wyoming: 1,639


South Asians (Asian Indians, Bangladeshis, Bhutanese, Nepalese, Pakistani, Sri Lankans)

California: 600,776
New York: 448,651
New Jersey: 329,100
Texas: 319,065
Illinois: 222,761
Florida: 149,700
Virginia: 140,374
Pennsylvania: 119,068
Georgia: 111,612
Maryland: 102,063
Michigan: 96,867
Massachusetts: 89,530
Ohio: 72,152
Washington: 68,087
North Carolina: 65,985
Connecticut: 55,637
Arizona: 41,820
Minnesota: 38,492
Indiana: 31,348
Missouri: 27,915
Tennessee: 27,072
Wisconsin: 26,477
Colorado: 25,435
Kansas: 19,228
Oregon: 19,018
South Carolina: 17,463
Alabama: 15,220
Oklahoma: 14,980
Kentucky: 14,869
Nevada: 14,460
Louisiana: 13,902
Delaware: 12,976
Iowa: 12,772
New Hampshire: 10,321
Arkansas: 9,026
Utah: 7,963
Nebraska: 7,106
DC: 6,316
Mississippi: 6,232
Rhode Island: 5,577
New Mexico: 5,408
West Virginia: 4,135
Idaho: 3,013
Hawaii; 2,753
North Dakota: 2,298
Maine: 2,231
Vermont: 1,931
Alaska: 1,547
South Dakota: 1,525
Wyoming: 781
Montana: 693

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Old 03-22-2012, 11:23 PM
 
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Well according to the last census the Asian population actually was the fastest growing population in 2010.

The population that identified as Asian, either alone or in combination with one or more other races, grew by 45.6 percent from 2000 to 2010, while those who identified as Asian alone grew by 43.3 percent. Both populations grew at a faster rate than the total U.S. population, which increased by 9.7 percent from 2000 to 2010.

Census 2010 News | 2010 Census Shows Asians are Fastest-Growing Race Group (http://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb12-cn22.html - broken link)
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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Have you ever filled out the census before? The Middle Eastern ancestries are listed under "White" and the South Asian nationalities are under "Asian"

Cool. I had never paid any attention to it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:53 AM
 
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Yeah, it was a typo. I meant White.

Does anyone have numbers on how many Middle Eastern people there are in the United States as of 2010?



South Asians used to be included in the Caucasian "white category" as well. Finally after much lobbying Indians and Pakinstani's are no longer categorized as caucasian.

Their is currently an effort among middle easterners as well to have their own separate category. I think if their were more people from the mid east living in the U.S. they would have their own box to check.
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