the changing face of fullerton

Yet another one of these Los Angeles Times articles on the burgeoning Asian American population in some Southern California suburban community or another... this time, it's the Orange County city of Fullerton, which has become a destination for Asian Americans -- particularly Korean Americans: Korean Americans find a home in Fullerton.

According to U.S. Census data, the Asian population in every city with available data in Orange County has gone up. Fullerton is now 21% Asian American -- a 35% jump since 2000. The increase puts Fullerton among the cities with the fastest growing Asian American populations in Southern California.

And as the population in Fullerton shifts, so does the community's amenities and economy. Some immigrants are apparently coming straight from Korea and settling in Fullerton, after hearing from friends and relatives that "Fullerton is the No. 1 city for Koreans," according to one resident. I'm extremely curious to see what this community will look like in another ten years.

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