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AAPI Census Map

How can this map can be used?

Socio-demographic data (e.g. poverty, English proficiency rates, age, health insurance coverage, housing tenure, and voting-age citizens) can be viewed in different aggregations such as state by state, county, or by population groups. Viewers can toggle between Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have prepared a list of answers to help you navigate and understand this tool.

1. What data are available on the AAPI Census Map?

As of January 2022, the map incorporates data from more than 50 summary tables from the Census’ 2015-2019 5-year American Community Survey API to produce demographic profiles at the state and county level. These profiles include socio-demographic (poverty, English proficiency rates, age, health insurance coverage, housing tenure, and voting-age citizens) and population breakdowns for Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations separately. These profiles include indicators selected by the Shared Liberation Network.
You can download the ACS datasets from the links below. These data were tabulated by researchers from the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge. As of January 2022, the map includes data from the 2015-2019 ACS, previous maps used 2014-2018 data.

2014-2018 ACS Dataset

2015-2019 ACS Dataset

2. How does this map work?

  1. Click on a state to see the percentage of AAPIs that make up that state’s total population.
  2. Zoom in or double click to see states broken down by county. Click on a county to see its AAPI population by total number of individuals and its census data, such as total number by ethnicity, median age, and poverty level.
  3. Toggle between Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations using the sliders on the top left corner on the map.
  4. To find statistics on a specific state or country, use the search bar on the top right corner of the map.

3. Why is there a population distinction between Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and Asian American?

The Asian American umbrella includes diverse ethnic groups with different lived experiences. Research has shown disparities in economic status, housing tenure, and education levels among AAPIs. Without distinguishing between Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the unique needs of our diverse communities will be overlooked and left unaddressed.

4. Why can't I see population data by city?

These data are pulled directly from the American Community Survey Census API. Because the AAPI population is small compared to other racial groups, the population is often under-sampled in the American Community Survey. This under-sampling leads to data suppression that often makes it difficult to present detailed and disaggregated data by AAPI ethnic groups in geographies smaller than the county.

5. Where can I download the data from the AAPI census map?

You can download the most recent ACS data from the links below. These data were tabulated by researchers from the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge.

2014-2018 ACS Dataset

2015-2019 ACS Dataset