State Factsheets (2016)

Find information on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) in your state. Factsheets include number of eligible AAPI voters in the state, total population numbers, ethnic population breakdown, population growth rates, county breakdown based on AAPI population, and more.

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California

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Hawaii

Illinois

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota 

New Jersey

New York

Nevada

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Texas

Virginia

Washington

 

Coming soon:

Colorado

Georgia

Iowa

 

**Other state fact sheets for 2016 coming soon.

 

Please note: In a prior version of our Nevada factsheet, we relied on Census data on the electorate that relied on "Asian Alone" and "NHPI alone" to calculate the citizen voting age population (CVAP). In order to capture Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are mono-racial as well as multi-racial, we have calculated statewide population and electorate numbers using the Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS). We do this to overcome two problems: CVAP numbers provided by the U.S. Census do not include multiracial AAPIs, and we cannot double-count when adding multi-racial population numbers from FactFinder tables (more than 10% of multi-racial AAPIs say they are Asian as well as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander). Resident numbers regardless of age and citizenship are dervied from the 2014 ACS 1YR PUMS file. We derive the number of CVAP  by multiplying residents by the proportion CVAP, which is calculated using the latest 5YR PUMS file to improve precision. Any other characteristics of the population is based on the ACS 5YR PUMS file to provide the most precise estimates possible. Finally, the PUMS file does not contain large enough samples for county estimates, so we rely on the Census Bureau's Special Tabulations of the Citizen Voting Age Population, which provides county estimates but does not include multiracial AAPIs.