WASHINGTON, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
ASIAN AND PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Profile America — Tuesday, May 9th. By presidential proclamation, this month recognizes one of the nation's fastest-growing population groups — those of Asian and Pacific American heritage. The observance began in 1978 with a joint congressional resolution honoring the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in the 1840s and the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1870 with the help of Chinese immigrants. The occasion was extended to the entire month in 1990. Now, over 20 million people in the U.S. are of full or partial Asian or Pacific American heritage, over 5 percent of the total population. Hawaii is the state where Asians and Pacific Islanders make up the highest proportion of the total population, at 48 percent. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Origin of observation/accessed 2/16/2016: www.infoplease.com/spot/asianintro1.html
Asian and Pacific Islander population: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP05
California/Population Estimates: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2015/PEPSR5H?slice=Hisp~nhisp!Year~est72015
Hawaii/American Community Survey/tables R0204 and R0205: www.census.gov/acs/www/data/data-tables-and-tools/ranking-tables/
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau