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Friday, 25 March 2011 12:13

 

The News UpFront: (TOP STORY) as of Friday, March 25, 2011 


T he last decade registered the most number of Asians in the United States, posting a 43-percent increase over a 10-year period. From 10.2-million in 2000, Asians – that include Filipinos – now count to 14.7-million which, officials said, gained the most in the share of the total United States population, according to an official White House announcement released Friday.

 

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LEAPFROGGING BY 43-PERCENT

Asian Population in the US Jumps to 14.7-Million

 


By ROMEO P. MARQUEZ

Member, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)

and Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)

 

T ORONTO -  The Asian population in the United States leapfrogged by 43-percent to 14.7-million in the last decade ending last year, the White House Media Affairs Office disclosed Friday.

 

"The nation's Asian population became the fastest growing race over the past decade," said the White House, quoting figures released by the US Census Bureau and furnished the Philippine Village Voice and The Filipino Web Channel.

 

In 2000, Asians comprised only 10.2-million of US population of over 281-million. A decade later, the number has grown to 14.7-million, "gaining the most in the share of the total population, growing from 4-percent to about 5-percent".

 

“We must come together and understand what these changes in our country’s demographics mean for public policy,” said Kiran  Ahuja, director of the White House Initiative on Asian and Pacific Islanders, who noted the importance of understanding the needs of this growing population.

 

“We see increasing numbers of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders representing influential positions, but many pockets of this community are in great need of basic protections and services

 

M ost people in the 2010 Census reported only one race, according to the Census Bureau. Of these individuals, about 14.7-million people – or about 5-percent of all respondents – identified their race as Asian alone.

 

The smallest major race group was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.5-million), which represented 0.2-percent of the total population. # # #

 

Editor’s Note: To read a report about the same topic, please click on this link, The 2010 Census Validates “Asiangeles©” Word Coined by, and the Political Prediction of, Lolo Bobby in 1988

 

 

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1. http://currentsbreakingnews.blogspot.com/ 

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3. http://timecircumstance.blogspot.com/

4. http://travelsthemes.blogspot.com/ 

5. http://gotchajournalist.blogspot.com/ .

 

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