36% of Asian Americans Trace Their Ethnicity to an ASEAN Country
Out of the more than 17 million Asian Americans, over 6 million identify with an ASEAN ethnicity. Filipino and Vietnamese are the largest ethnic groups, making up 54% and 27% of the total ASEAN American population. Eighteen states have populations in which over 40% of Asian Americans identify with an ASEAN ethnicity. Thirty-one other states and the District of Columbia have Asian American populations in which 20% or above identify with an ASEAN ethnicity.