Chinese, Indian, Filipino, and Vietnamese shares of the total Asian Population by State

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This map looks at different Asian ethnic groups and nationalities, and examines how they are distributed across the United States. Each group is looked at as a % of the total Asian population in each state, rather than looking at each group as a % of the total population of a state. So, for example, Filipinos make up 50.6% of the Asian population in Nevada, but only make up 3.44% of the total population of Nevada. So we can see that, for example, the Vietnamese are represented more strongly in Southern and Great Plains states compared to other asian groups, whereas the Indian population is more represented in the Mid-Atlantic and Rust Belt states. Future maps will create distributions for more Asian groups, such as Japanese, Korean, and Hmong populations. I chose Chinese, Indian, Filipino, and Vietnamese because these are the four largest Asian groups in the United States.

Data Source:

Minnesota Population Center. National Historical Geographic Information System: Version 2.0. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota 2011.

http://www.nhgis.org

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