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California is home to nearly a third of the nation's 11.6 million Asian immigrants, according to a new Census Bureau report, and the Los Angeles metropolitan area has the nation's largest urban concentration.

California's 3.7 million Asian-born immigrants are 10 percent of the state's population and are three times as numerous as No. 2 New York's 1.2 million. The Philippines are California's largest source of Asian immigrants, with nearly 900,000 from that nation counted by the Census Bureau, but the state also has the nation's largest populations of immigrants from China, India, Vietnam and Korea.

The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan region is home to 1.6 million Asian immigrants, according to an addendum to the main report, slightly larger than the New York metropolitan area's Asian immigrant population.

The San Francisco-Oakland area ranks third in the nation with 707,000, while the San Jose area is fifth at 420,000 and San Diego is 10th at 269,000.

The report covers only those born in Asia, not their American-born offspring and descendents. The overall Asian population of California is estimated at more than 5 million.


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