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2018-09-14 PR- New Census Data Shows More Than Four Million Filipinos in the United States



September  14, 2018
Contact: Jason Tengco, NaFFAA Executive Director
Tel. 202-803-1353                                                                             

New Census Data Shows More Than Four Million Filipinos in the United States

Washington, DC – Recently, the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest American Community Survey (ACS) data, showing that there are an estimated 4,037,564 Filipinos in the United States, including in the following states:

  1. California: 1,651,933
  2. Hawaii: 367, 364
  3. Texas: 194,427
  4. Washington: 178,300
  5. Nevada: 169,462
  6. Illinois: 159, 385
  7. New York: 144, 436
  8. Florida: 143, 481
  9. New Jersey: 129,514
  10. Virginia: 108,128
  11. Maryland: 71,858
  12. Arizona: 70,333

According to the data, there are an estimated 21,646,070 Asian Americans in the United States, and Filipino Americans make up the third largest Asian American subgroup behind Chinese (5,219,184) and Indian (4,402,362) Americans. The full data can be viewed by using the American FactFinder tool. 

“The newest data from the American Community Survey reaffirms what we already knew: Filipino Americans are an emerging population not just within the Asian American community, but throughout America as a whole,” said NaFFAA National Chairman Brendan Flores. “However, while we continue to grow in numbers, we have hard work to do in terms of civic engagement and representation. NaFFAA’s commitment has always been, and will continue to be, harnessing the energy and passion of the more than four million Filipinos who call America home, and uniting us with one strong, clear voice.”

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About NaFFAA

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Established in 1997, NaFFAA has been the standard bearer for promoting the welfare and well-being of the 4 million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. NaFFAA’s vision is to serve as the voice of all Filipinos and Filipino Americans by uniting, engaging, and empowering diverse individuals and community organizations through leadership development, civic engagement, and national advocacy.