Asian Americans are Now the Largest Racial Group in 2 Bay Area Counties

Asian Americans have now become the largest racial group in two Bay Area counties.

The ethnic demographic now makes up the biggest population share in both Alameda County and Santa Clara County in California, Mercury News reports.

Santa Clara County, where Silicon Valley is situated, became the first to have the biggest population of Asian Americans in 2014. Currently, Asian Americans make up 31.1% of the county with a population of 518,400, which is about 400 more than White Americans, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals. 

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Meanwhile, Alameda County, which is home to 1.5 million residents, became second to Santa Clara after seeing a 32% growth of the Asian American population since 2010. 

There are about 6.9 million Asians in the Los Angeles area overall, with Los Angeles County being home to 1.5 million Asians, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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In San Gabriel Valley, the population of Asian Americans has similarly surpassed the population of White Americans, while in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, Asians are currently the second largest group.

Considered as the fastest growing racial group in the United States, the Asian American population increased by 27.7% nationwide from 2010 to 2018, based on the new census data.

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