Santa Clara County adding Asians at nation’s fastest pace

In today’s front page of The San Jose Mercury News reports: “Santa Clara County adding Asians at nation’s fastest pace – Births, Economy, Immigration Fuel Continuing Rise

“Santa Clara County’s Asian population has jumped by 20 percent, or about 91,000 people, so far this decade, the Census Bureau estimates. The county is fast overtaking San Francisco, with more than a century of Asian history, as the county in the continental United States with the largest share of Asians…Five of the 10 U.S. counties with the largest Asian population growth in the past year were in California, including Santa Clara and Alameda counties. Asian immigrants have been somewhat slower than Latinos to spread out across the United States, demographers say. Asians “are still very heavily attracted to areas which have been the traditional gateways to the United States,” said Bill Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.”

To be honest, I am a bit surprised, since I’ve been to parts of Los Angeles, like Monterey Park or Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights, and one could mistaken their downtowns for Taipei or Seoul. Here is more detailed information in a pdf file: California Asian population increases by county

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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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