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Indians Become the Largest ‘Asian Alone,’ Group in U.S., After Chinese


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According to a new report from Census Bureau, Indians are now the largest Asian-alone group in the United States. On the 2020 census, those who identified as 100 percent Indian numbered at 4,400,000. This number represents a whopping 55 percent growth in a decade. While Indians may have surpassed Chinese Americans, they still remain the largest Asian population in the country when multiracial people are included.

The 2020 Census demographic characteristics on 41 detailed Asian groups just released show that the Nepalese population increased over 250%

Of the six largest Asians alone or in any combination group, the largest share of each group (more than 18%) lived in California in 2020. Texas was the state with the second largest proportions of Asian Indian (10.6%) Washington became an increasingly popular place of residence and is now in the top five home states for all but the Asian Indian alone or in any combination population.

The Asian Indian population was the largest detailed Asian alone or in any combination group in only one of the 10 counties: Cook County, Illinois (134,169).


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