Census '90

Data from the 1990 census shows that the Asian and Pacific Islander population in the United States has more than doubled since 1980. The 7,273,662 Asian and Pacific Islander population represents an 108% increase or 17% of the nation's growth over the last decade.

The Asian population alone totals 6,908,638. California, New York, and Hawaii have the largest number of Asian people, with California showing the largest increase in population, followed by New York and Texas. The highest growth rates, however, were in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Georgia.