asians, hispanics are the fastest-expanding minority groups

More census figure fun... but probably stuff you already could have guessed. According to new findings from the U.S. Census Bureau, Asians and Hispanics are the nation's fastest-expanding large minority groups. The surprising part, to me at least, is actually where that growth is happening: U.S. Sees Surge in Asian, Hispanic Populations.
Chinese remain the largest Asian demographic in the U.S., with 3.4 million people, or 22.8% of the country's Asian population.

Asian Indians were the fastest-growing Asian demographic over the 2000-2010 decade, and Asians now account for 4.8% of the U.S. population, according to an analysis of Census data by William Frey of the Brookings Institution in Washington.

Well over half the members of the U.S. Hispanic population call Mexico their country of origin, according to Census data.

Hispanics, the nation's fastest-growing demographic, account for 16.3% of the U.S. population. During the past decade, the Hispanic population grew fastest in the South, as Hispanics continued to disperse from traditional gateway states such as California and Arizona.

Two states, Arkansas and North Carolina, saw their populations of both Hispanics and Asians soar over the past decade.
Be sure to get a good look at the colorful and informative chart above. It's pretty sweet. Turns out that Nevada, North Dakota, Arizona, North Carolina and Georgia are the states with the fastest growing Asian populations. Who knew?

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