36% of Asian Americans Identify with an ASEAN Ethnicity
Of the estimated 20 million Asian Americans in the US, 7 million identify with an ASEAN ethnicity. Filipino and Vietnamese are the largest groups, with populations of 4 million and 1.9 million respectively.
Immigrants from ASEAN member states accounted for over 11% of all naturalizations in the US in 2015, and 34% of naturalizations by Asians. Remittances, funds that immigrants send to individuals in their home countries, represent a major financial flow between the US and ASEAN. The Philippines and Vietnam are among the top five recipients of remittances from the US after Mexico, China, and India.