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Old 12-04-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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New Orleans has a large Vietnamese population. Thai and West Asian populations are also growing.
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Some of the small coastal towns in Texas have a large Vietnamese percentage to their population. Many Vietnamese settled in the area in the 70's and 80's. Some moved to the bigger cities, but many stayed on and work in the fishing/shrimping industry there.
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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It actually goes CA, then MN, then WI, then fairly insignificant, in terms of Hmong population.
He was talking about metro areas, not states. There are twice as many Hmong living in the Twin Cities as the next metro on the list, Fresno. And while there are a few thousand more Hmong in California vs Minnesota, Hmong make up 1.2% of Minnesota's population vs only 0.2% of California's.

OP, you should check out this interactive Racial Dot Map of the US. Just browsing I was struck by larger than expected Asian communities in Dallas, Las Vegas, and several smaller cities like Ann Arbor. As Asians appear red on the map they're pretty easy to see, maybe even misleadingly so given the paler shades of blue and green used for whites and blacks. It's also interesting to see how some cities are very mixed and others are very segregated.
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:10 PM
 
Location: District of Columbia
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It actually goes CA, then MN, then WI, then fairly insignificant, in terms of Hmong population.

There is a fairly significant Hmong population in some smaller MN/WI (especially WI) cities, as well. This was done on purpose, as Hmong were relocated to diversify some of the whitest cities in the country.
It's all good! I was actually speaking to metro area though the top five are as follows:

1. Minneapolis-St. Paul
2. Fresno
3. Sacramento
4. Milwaukee
5. Merced

Per Hmong American Partnership via 2010 US Census
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Not trying to be elitist, just asking a genuine question:
Are most people impressed with Chicago's Asian community?
In my experience (even disregarding the fact that I come from the Bay Area) there isn't a particularly significant Asian demographic here- much of the population is scattered, and only in a handful of cities does the percentage demographic exceed 20%.

As for the question, Hawaii is almost certainly the state with the greatest concentration of Asians in both rural and urban areas.

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Old 12-04-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Atlantic City.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:34 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Not trying to be elitist, just asking a genuine question:
Are most people impressed with Chicago's Asian community?
In my experience (even disregarding the fact that I come from the Bay Area) there isn't a particularly significant Asian demographic here- much of the population is scattered, and only in a handful of cities does the percentage demographic exceed 20%.

As for the question, Hawaii is almost certainly the state with the greatest concentration of Asians in both rural and urban areas.
It's not impressive compared to some of the coastal cities, but Chicago proper's Asian population increased by more than 150% between 1990-2010. It was 0.9% in 1970, 3.7% in 1990, and 5.5% in 2010. I'm guessing it is likely at least 6-6.5% now. And because Chicago and Chicagoland are so populous, there are just a lot more Asians period than smaller cities, even if they aren't a huge percentage of the population.

I think it also has to do with the fact that Chicago has a very old Chinatown which has managed to not only survive but actually thrive and grow. Also, Chicago has the only Mitsuwa outside of the coasts - not that it should be a huge factor, but noteworthy.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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Cambridge, MA and Ivy League college. Asians and Jews combined make up over 50 percent of the Ivy League colleges make up. Asians and Jews are the smartest and most educated minorities by far.
Historically that may have been true, but today immigrants from the African continent have the highest average educational attainment.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Historically that may have been true, but today immigrants from the African continent have the highest average educational attainment.
Nigerians, yes. African immigrants in general, no.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:18 PM
 
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Nigerians, yes. African immigrants in general, no.
This isn't true either, actually: https://face2faceafrica.com/article/...n#.VIEx4Nm9Kc1

There are several African nations mentioned in the article.
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