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, Laotians make up 11.1% of the Asian population in Arkansas, but only make up 0.13% of the total population of Arkansas, because Arkansas asian population is very small. Earlier maps detailed the distributions of Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Vietnamese populations, as well as the distribution of Korean, Japanese, Pakistani, and Cambodian populations.
Minnesota Population Center. National Historical Geographic Information System: Version 2.0. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota 2011.