More than 4 million Pinoy staying in US: Census Bureau

By Jon Melegrito/Manila Mail – The U.S. Census Bureau announced in its latest American Community Survey (ACS) data that there are now 4,037,564 Filipinos in the United States.

According to the data, there are an estimated 21,646,070 Asian Americans in the United States, and Filipino Americans make up the third largest Asian American subgroup behind Chinese (5,219,184) and Indian (4,402,362) Americans. The full data can be viewed by using the American FactFinder tool.

In the 2010 census, the Filipino American community was ranked the second largest Asian American group in the U.S. with a population of over 3.4 million, a 1.1 million increase from 2000.

Filipinos in the United States are in the following states:

California: 1,651,933
Hawaii: 367,364
Texas: 194,427
Washington: 178,300
Nevada: 169,462
Illinois: 159,385
New York: 144,436
Florida: 143,481
New Jersey: 129,514
Virginia: 108,128
Maryland: 71,858
Arizona: 70,333

“The newest data from the American Community Survey reaffirms what we already knew: Filipino Americans are an emerging population not just within the Asian American community, but throughout America as a whole,” said NaFFAA National Chairman Brendan Flores.

“However, while we continue to grow in numbers, we have hard work to do in terms of civic engagement and representation. NaFFAA’s commitment has always been, and will continue to be, harnessing the energy and passion of the more than four million Filipinos who call America home, and uniting us with one strong, clear voice.”

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