- Posted October 6, 2013 by
Los Angeles, California
New Los Angeles County demographics
Pacific Islands in Los Angeles County. Chinese LPRs followed with 71,563; Koreans, 38,639; Vietnamese, 22,424; Taiwanese, 20376; and Indians, 18,485.
In lesser numbers were those from Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladiesh, Burma, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nepal,
Singapore, Fiji, Macao, Mongolia, Tonga, Samoa and Laos. The demographic report released on September 25 by Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los
Angeles estimates that roughly 130,000 Asian Americans in the county are undocumented.
The report was discussed during a forum held at the Japanese American National Museum George and Sakaye Aratani Central Hall in Los Angeles
attended by stakeholders from community organizations, government, philanthropy and the private sector. It was hosted by the Asian Americans
Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA).
It said that LA County’s Asian American population is the largest in the US and the fastest growing, increasing at a rate (20 percent between 2000 and 2010 )
that's nearly twice that of the Latino population (11 percent). The NHPI (Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders) population, the largest in the continental US,
grew at a rate (9 percent) approaching that of Latinos over the same period. By comparison, the county’s total population grew only 3 percent over the decade.
Among the findings was that only 5 percent of our kababayan in the county are living in poverty, the fewest among all the above-mentioned nationalities. Next to
the Filipinos are those from Japan and Taiwan at 8 percent each; and Indians, Whites and Native Hawaiians at 9 percent each. We're tied up with the Japanese in having the fewest number (18 percent) of persons with low incomes. -- Dionesio C. Grava
RESOURCE SPEAKERS. from left: Stewart Kwoh, President and Executive Director, AAAJ-LA; Kristin Sakaguchi, AAAJ-LA Research Analyst; Dr. Linda
Lopez, Chief, Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Los Angeles; Lian Cheun, Executive Director, Khmer Girls in Action; and Alisi Tulua, Program Manager, Empowering Pacific Islander Communities and Community Health Liaison, Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance. Not in photo: Hon. Ed Chau, California State Assemblymember, District 49.