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AAPI Demographics in Texas

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Almost 1.8 Million

Asian and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander American population, either alone or in any combination in Texas in 2019. Texas ranks 3rd among all the states in the U.S.


Harris, Dallas, Fort Bend, Collin, & Tarrant

Texas Counties with the largest Asian and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander populations. 27 counties in Texas have no Asian and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander American Population.


Fort Bend, Collin, Denton, Williamson, & Travis

Texas Counties with the highest shares of Asian and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander American population.


60.6%

Percent of Asian Americans 25 years and older with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in 2019, compared to 30.8% in the total Texas population.


51,051

Number of Asian-owned employer businesses in Texas in 2018. They hired 444,554 employees and paid out more than 14.4 billion dollars in payroll.


27.2%

Percent increase of Asian American population from 2011 to 2019, more than double the growth rate of the total population in the same period.


60.9%

Growth rate of Non-Hispanic Asian population from 2010 to 2050, projected by the Texas Demographic Center.


Diverse

With Asian Indians being the largest Asian and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander American population (443,325), a number of other Asian ethnic groups have populations under 1,000 in Texas.


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-Year & 5-Year Estimates, 2011-2019; Census Bureau, Annual Business Survey, 2018; Texas Demographic Center, Vintage 2018 Population Projections


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