Asian Americans Nationally


According to the 2020 U.S. census, the Asian population nationally is 20.6 million (over 6%), and growing exponentially. The states with the largest Asian population are Hawaii (37%), California (15.7%), and New Jersey (10.2%). As the 3rd largest metropolitan city in the country, Chicago’s AANPHI population is one of the fastest growing (around 6.8% of the total population). 

Illinois AANHPI Quick Facts: 

  • Cook County has the largest Asian population in the state of Illinois  
  • As of the 2020 census Indian people are the largest AANHPI community in Illinois  
  • Ram Villivalam is the first Asian-American representative in the Illinois Senate  

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