The latest data from the US Census Bureau paints a fascinating picture of the Asian-American demographic landscape, highlighting significant shifts in population size and growth. Among Asian respondents, Asian Indian stood out as the largest standalone group, with 4.4 million individuals, while Chinese, except Taiwanese, emerged as the largest standalone or combined group, totaling 5.2 million.
Notably, the Nepalese population has surfaced as a remarkable success story in the realm of Asian-American demographics. This group has experienced unparalleled growth, particularly among communities with populations of 50,000 or more, over the past decade.
In 2010, the Nepalese standalone population numbered 51,907. Fast forward to 2020, and this figure skyrocketed by an astounding 295.5%, reaching a total of 205,297. The surge in the Nepalese population is nothing short of remarkable, showcasing a community that is thriving and expanding at an unprecedented pace.
Moreover, the Nepalese population, either standalone or in any combination, also witnessed remarkable growth over the same period. In 2010, this group counted 59,490 individuals. By 2020, it had surged by a staggering 269.0%, reaching an impressive total of 219,503.
These figures underscore the dynamism and vitality of the Nepalese community in the United States. The significant population growth reflects both the increasing appeal of the United States as a destination for Nepalese immigrants and the growing contributions of Nepalese-Americans to the nation’s cultural, economic, and social fabric.
As the Asian-American demographic landscape continues to evolve, these census findings serve as a testament to the richness and diversity of Asian cultures within the United States. It also highlights the importance of understanding and appreciating the unique contributions and experiences of each Asian subgroup in the nation’s multicultural tapestry.