Asian-American identities



This photo story looks at three Asian-American women who embrace their individual cultures that form their identity.

California alone has the largest Asian American population in the U.S. As of the 2020 U.S. Census, there were over 6 million Asian-Americans in California; 15.5% of the state’s population. If including those with partial Asian ancestry, this figure is around 17%. This is a jump from 13.8% recorded in 2010.  

The largest Asian American ethnic subgroups in California are Filipino Americans, Chinese Americans, Vietnamese Americans, and Indian Americans. Asian Americans in California are concentrated in the San Francisco and Los Angeles metropolitan areas.