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U.S. States with the Highest Percentage of Asians

Name the states with the highest percentage of people who report their race as Asian.
  • Source: 2015 American Community Survey
  • Quiz by joez - Aug 19, 2017
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13.7
9.04
7.98
7.68
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level 73
Aug 20, 2017
Oh yeah, Alaska. Got all the other ones easily. Being a former Virginia resident probably helped. My hometown turned in to one of the biggest K-towns in the country after I left.
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level 68
Aug 23, 2017
Kal, I keep trying to catch up with you on this thing! I happen to live in your hometown!!
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level 73
Jan 2, 2018
Eat a plate of Honey Pig bulgogi for me.
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level 22
Aug 20, 2017
9/10 on first try... I'll take it. Also I made a quiz on my profile, please check it out!
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level 58
Aug 20, 2017
On most quizzes there seems to be a pattern, but I didn't notice one here. I mean four of the five Pacific States are here, but other than that I can't find one.
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level 53
Aug 22, 2017
Perhaps it's the states with high population cities compared to the rest of their population since those immigrating would likely choose major cities to move to. That explains Massachusetts (Boston), New York (New York City), and, surprisingly enough, Alaska, where Anchorage residents make up more than 40% of the state's population (though it's still a pitiful 300,000 or so).
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level 53
Aug 22, 2017
(And if someone wants to make that a quiz, I'd be happy.)
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level 62
Aug 23, 2017
Dc, Boston, NYC + Pacific Coast. That's usually the pattern. Sometimes with the addition of Chicago.
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level 62
Jan 2, 2018
My thinking was -- besides the Pacific states, which are simply closest -- that most immigrants came through New York City, and most of those settled nearby, so that gives us New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, and that a lot of international people work in and around DC, which gives us Maryland and Virginia.
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level 58
Jan 4, 2018
Most immigrants come through New York? Not since the closing of Ellis Island. Since airplane travel became popular immigrants arrive in the US through anywhere. The pattern is explained by chain migration and institutions that support immigrants or actively encouraged settlers like Alaska and Hawaii.
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level 62
Feb 3, 2018
I didn't say "come," I said "came." I was talking historically (yes, including the decades that Ellis Island was open), because those historical settlement patterns still affect demographics today. And I think it's fair to say that, excluding the Pacific states, more immigrants entered the US through New York City than any other single place.
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level 56
Aug 21, 2017
My basic thought was the more liberal states in the north east. I wasn't entirely wrong...
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level 39
Aug 21, 2017
Wasn't the least bit surprised, though Nevada threw me for a loop.
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level 37
Aug 22, 2017
I live in Delaware and can tell you there aren't many Asians on the Eastern Shore of Maryland...I'm sure it's a different story with all of the government offices and more populated areas in Western Maryland.
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level 68
Aug 23, 2017
Probably Metro DC too?
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level 73
Aug 29, 2017
I think s/he meant "Central Maryland" rather than western. The counties usually considered to be "Western Maryland" are basically a mountainous version of the eastern shore and are very rural/ agricultural. I would presume most of the Asian population is in Central Maryland, which includes DC, Baltimore, and the huge metro area that encompasses both cities.
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level 56
Jan 3, 2018
Question: I've noticed that usage in the US of the term "Asian" sometimes means people from the east of Asia (e.g. China, Japan, Korea etc). Is that what's meant by Asian on this quiz, or does it mean anyone from the whole continent of Asia?
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level 73
Jan 3, 2018
The instructions indicate that the data depends on self-identification. So, probably a bit of both. And you are correct about the inconsistent usage of the term.
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level 12
Jan 3, 2018
Gah, only got a few (not spoiling them). Not surprised to see ****** on the list.
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level 21
Jan 4, 2018
How the hell did I get 7/10 (average)? I'm British and have absolutely no idea where Asians live in USA, I was purely guessing.
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