Closer to the America that Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed about. Nobody should ever be afraid of a more diverse population in their cities, towns and neighborhoods.
Asian Americans are 14.9% of California population
Latinos are 37.6% of California population
In San Francisco:
Whites are 48.5% of the population
Asian Americans are 35.8% of the population
Latinos are 15.1% of the population
African Americans are 7.2% of the population
Asian population swells in Bay Area, state, nation
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Nationwide, people who reported they were of Asian ethnicity grew by 46 percent, from 11.9 million in 2000 to 17.3 million in 2010. That means Asians now constitute 5.6 percent of the U.S. population.
Of that total, 46 percent live in the Western United States, with California claiming the biggest Asian population.
In the Golden State, the Asian American population grew 33.7 percent from 2000, faster than any other ethnic group. Asians now constitute 14.9 percent of the state's populace, at 5.6 million people, according to the new census numbers.
Whites make up the largest racial group in California, at 57.6 percent. Latinos are the second-biggest group, at 37.6 percent.
The biggest Asian ethnic group in the nation is Chinese, at 4 million people. Filipinos log in at second with 3.4 million people, and Asian Indians follow with 3.2 million people.
San Francisco's population of 805,235 consists of 35.8 percent Asian Americans, up from 32.6 percent 10 years ago. The largest subgroup by far is of Chinese descent, at 21.4 percent.
The city's white population is 48.5 percent; Latinos are at 15.1 percent; and African Americans constitute 7.2 percent.