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Old 11-09-2014, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The Gulf coast, including Texas. Vietnamese, mainly in the fishing industry. Many families have been here since the 70s.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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-Entire state of California
-Pacific NW (Seattle, Vancouver, etc.)
-All the major metros (NY, Chicago, LA, etc)
-Towns with a major University
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:42 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The Washington DC area has a high Asian American population (for the east coast) in some areas. Fairfax County, Virginia is 17.5% Asian. Montgomery County and Howard County in Maryland are 14% Asian.

Some suburbs like Rockville, Maryland are 20% or more Asian. Of course, in real terms this all means there are lots and lots of Asian restaurants and grocery stores all over the place. :-)
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Wausau, Wisconsin, population 40,000, located 2 hours west of Green Bay and 3 hours east of Minneapolis is 12% Asian.

It was the center of a large refugee resettlement plan after the Vietnam War.

Otherwise, Saint Paul, MN is 13% Asian. If you count Arabs as Asian, than Dearborn, MI is 42%.
Right, a good number of small cities around Wisconsin have high Hmong populations, due to resettlement plans. I think this may be the case in Minnesota, as well.

This was done because of how white these places were at the time - I believe the WI "northwoods" congressional district was at one time the whitest in the entire country, which is fairly amazing when you consider the amount of Indian Reservations sprinkled throughout. The Hmong resettlement changed a bit of that, and it is slowly changing naturally in the interum, as well.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:40 AM
 
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Cranston, RI, an inner suburb of Providence with a population somewhere in the range of 80-100k, has a huge Asian-American population, although primarily Cantonese, Filipino, and Vietnamese with a few Koreans and Laotians sprinkled in the mix. In fact, the mayor of Cranston since 2009, Allan Fung, is RI's first Asian-American mayor and was the [unsuccessful] Republican nominee for Governor of RI in the 2014 election, losing to State Treasurer Gina Raimondo.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Houston, Texas


3rd largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam.

Largest Chinese population in the South.

Largest Filipino population in the South.

Largest Pakistani population in Texas.

3rd largest Korean population in the South outside of Atlanta & Dallas.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:22 PM
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Location: Boston
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the big New England cities like New York.


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But with regards to the question, I'd add Lowell, MA to the list. It is a New England city, but it's not a big one.

Lowell is 12.5% Cambodian, and 20% Asian.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Houston, Texas


3rd largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam.

Largest Chinese population in the South.

Largest Filipino population in the South.

Largest Pakistani population in Texas.

3rd largest Korean population in the South outside of Atlanta & Dallas.
Thanks again Matt, you rule. However, this is about "non-obvious" places, i.e., not Houston.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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One of only two majority-Asian municipality not on the Pacific is just outside Philadelphia. It's also over 40% Indian, which is the highest proportion of anywhere in the U.S.

Of course, it's a tiny incorporated borough of less than 1,200 people, but still.



Edit: The other is heavily Korean-American Palisades Park, NJ. It's the only majority-Korean municipality anywhere in the country.
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Thanks again Matt, you rule. However, this is about "non-obvious" places, i.e., not Houston.
New Iberia, Louisiana

Lots of Lao & Vietnamese.

Only 2.6% Asian, but the population is also only 30,000.

The Golden Triangle of Texas (Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange) has a high percentage of Asians (3-6%)

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