Asian Immigrants Number Nearly 1.6 Million in L.A., More Than in New York
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When President Obama said at the debate last night that "talent" from around the world wants to come to the United States, he wasn't kidding.
And they all want to come to L.A.
The U.S. Census this week announced that Los Angeles has more foreign-born Asians than any other city in America:
About 1,589,000 of them call the metropolitan area home. That's a number that beats New York's 1,539,000 and the San Francisco area's 707,000.
In fact, L.A. has more foreign-born Asians than the city of San Francisco has people. (San Diego rounds out the top 10 list with 269,000.)
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The top five Asian countries that send folks to L.A: China (295,000 people), the Philippines (288,000), Vietnam (229,000), Korea (223,000), Iran (135,000) and "other" (418,000).
To even begin to measure L.A.'s Asian influence, you'd have to consider our native-born Asian-American population, (The Census' last count of people of Asian descent for L.A. was 484,000, but that seems to include immigrants as well and might not have included as large a metropolitan area).
California is home to 3.7 million foreign-born Asians, says the Census. In the United States today, more than one in four immigrants is Asian.
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