Koreans, Indians lead Northern Virginia's Asian population boom

The Washington Examiner

Strong schools, high-tech sector draw communities. Nearly two-thirds of Virginia's booming Asian population lives in Northern Virginia, a surge largely caused by swells in the Korean and Indian populations over the last decade, Census Bureau data on Virginia's Asian population released Thursday show.Since the rush began more than two decades ago, Fairfax County has solidified itself as the nexus of the state's Korean population with more than 60 percent of Virginia's Korean residents, or about 41,000, now calling it home. Its overall Asian population has climbed more than 50 percent since 2000 to account for about one-fifth of the county's one million residents.Meanwhile, Loudoun County and its high-tech sector have been the target for the surging Indian community, which has grown more than 750 percent in 10 years and now accounts for roughly half of the county's Asian population.

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