Largest Asian group in each state

Quite often we see a map of the United States, showing the largest ancestry per state or county. All of the states and counties would have either an African-American, Latino or European ancestry/group as its largest. But how about the Asian population? Which group is the largest in each state?


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Map showing the largest Asian group per state in the US

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As we can see, there are three Asian groups that are by far the largest in the US: Asian Indian, Chinese and Filipino. Together they make up 60% of the United States’ Asian population.

Asian Indians are the largest Asian group in a lot of states in the eastern half of the US. Chinese are the largest on the west coast and most of New England. Filipinos are the largest in most of the Rockies and the Great Plains. Vietnamese are the largest in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi.

The most interesting one is probably the Hmong. Despite being only 1% of the total Asian population in the US, they are the largest Asian group in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Hmong a Southeast Asian ethnic group mainly from southern China and the north of Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.

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