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California has - by far - the nation's largest Asian-American population with nearly a third of the 17.3 million counted nationally in the 2010 census, according to a new Census Bureau report.

California's Asian-American population of 5.6 million is nearly 1.5 million higher than it was in the 2000 census and more than three times as large as New York's 1.6 million, the second largest population.

California's 2010 percentage of Asian-American residents, 14.9 percent of its population, is surpassed only by Hawaii's 57.4 percent. But growth in the state's Asian-American population, 33.7 percent between 2000 and 2010, was surpassed by that of many other states (Nevada's increase was 116 percent) and well below the national growth rate of 45.6 percent.

New York City has the numerical largest population of Asian-Americans of major urban areas at 1.1 million, but California cities - Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco and San Diego - hold the next four places while Fremont is 9th and Sacramento is 12th.



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