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Infographic: The Growth of Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

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Asian American and Pacific Islander communities will more than double their demographic numbers in the next 40 years by an increase of 150 percent, according to Census estimates. In the last 10 years these communities have jump-started this growth by soaring 43.3 percent—more than any other racial group. Consequently, growth in the Asian American and Pacific Islander electorates has also risen. To meet these constituents needs, responsive, equitable policies are increasingly necessary to best represent the multitude of Asian and Pacific Islander-descended communities.

Scan the maps below to see the states where Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have already experienced marked growth in the 21st century.

To speak with our experts on this topic, please contact:

Print: Liz Bartolomeo (poverty, health care)
202.481.8151 or

Print: Tom Caiazza (foreign policy, energy and environment, LGBT issues, gun-violence prevention)
202.481.7141 or

Print: Allison Preiss (economy, education)
202.478.6331 or

Print: Tanya Arditi (immigration, Progress 2050, race issues, demographics, criminal justice, Legal Progress)
202.741.6258 or

Print: Chelsea Kiene (women's issues,, faith)
202.478.5328 or

Print: Benton Strong (Center for American Progress Action Fund)
202.481.8142 or

Spanish-language and ethnic media: Jennifer Molina
202.796.9706 or

TV: Rachel Rosen
202.483.2675 or

Radio: Chelsea Kiene
202.478.5328 or