Asians are the fastest-growing group in the U.S. between 2012 and 2013

June 26, 2014

According to U.S. Census Bureau report 

The Asian population in the U.S. grew 9.7 percent since 2010, according to a Thursday report by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013, the growth of the Asian population, at 9.7 percent, was 4 times as fast as the overall U.S. population, which grew by 2.4 percent. Asians were the fastest-growing group in the U.S. between 2012 and 2013, the Bureau said.

In the same period, the white population grew 1.5 percent and the black population 3.4 percent.

Immigrants accounted for 61 percent of the new growth in 2013, the Bureau reported.

South Dakota (26.9 percent) and North Dakota (22.6 percent) saw the biggest growth in Asian population, while New York (9.5 percent) and New Jersey (8.7 percent) were among the states with the lowest growth since 2010.

In terms of actual population, California — which now has an Asian population of 6.1 million — added an Asian population numbering 366,214 since April 1, 2010 and came in at No. 1, followed by Texas with 149,496, New York with 128,804 and New Jersey with 70,713.