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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:38 AM

U.S. Asian population rises 45% from 2000 to 2010

March 21, 2012 | 3:52 pm
-- Rebecca Trounson

The Asian population of the United States grew faster than any other racial or ethnic group in the last decade, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.

The number of Americans identifying themselves as Asian alone or in combination with another race surged 45.6% from 11.9 million in 2000 to 17.3 million in 2010, driven mainly by international migration, census officials said Wednesday. The overall U.S. population grew 9.7% during that period, to 308.7 million. (Growth for the Latino population was 43% during the decade, with much slower growth for African Americans, 15%, and whites, 7%.)

More: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/03/us-asian-population-nearly-doubles-from-2000-to-2010.html

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