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AAFF

The Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF) is a 501(c)(3) coalition that aims to unity and collaboration among the various Asian Pacific American organizations and to improve the relationship of a culturally diverse Asian Pacific American community in Florida. The AAFF is a statewide organization made up of more than 70 Bangladesh, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Iranian, Korean, Laotian, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese community-based organizations, businesses and media.

Asian American Population, Growth

by State, South Region 2000 to 2010,

Ranked by Population


NHPI Population, Growth
by State, South Region 2000 to 2010,
Ranked by Population


Text Box: South States	Number	Percent	Growth  Texas	1,110,666	4%	72%  Florida	573,083	3%	72%  Virginia	522,199	7%	71%  Maryland	370,044	6%	55%  Georgia	365,497	4%	83%  North Carolina	252,585	3%	85%  Tennessee	113,398	2%	65%  Louisiana	84,335	2%	31%  Oklahoma	84,170	2%	43%  South Carolina	75,674	2%	68%  Alabama	67,036	1%	70%  Kentucky	62,029	1%	67%  Arkansas	44,943	2%	77%  Delaware	33,701	4%	78%  Mississippi	32,560	1%	40%  District of Columbia	26,857	4%	50%  West Virginia	16,465	1%	39%                                                                                 Text Box: South States	Number	Percent	Growth  Texas	47,646	0.2%	64%  Florida	39,914	0.2%	66%  Georgia	15,577	0.2%	61%  Virginia	15,422	0.2%	54%  North Carolina	14,774	0.2%	72%  Maryland	9,826	0.2%	59%  Oklahoma	8,206	0.2%	60%  Arkansas	7,849	0.3%	151%  Tennessee	7,785	0.1%	70%  Alabama	5,914	0.1%	87%  South Carolina	5,880	0.1%	56%  Kentucky	5,111	0.1%	62%  Louisiana	4,879	0.1%	51%  Mississippi	2,776	0.1%	46%  District of Columbia	1,320	0.2%	68%  West Virginia	1,254	0.1%	41%  Delaware	1,216	0.1%	81%

U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census SF1, Tables P8 and P9; 2010 Census SF1, Tables P5 and P6.

 

MARSHALLESE  AMERICANS IN ARKANSAS
Arkansas is home to the largest community of Marshallese Americans in the continental United States. After World War II, the Marshall Islands and surrounding atolls were used by the United States as a testing ground for 67 nuclear weapons and to conduct medical studies on Marshallese exposed to radiation fallout. In the mid-1980s, a Marshallese man named John Moody visited Springdale and wrote back to his village about the economic opportunities and the low cost of living. Today the Marshallese American community continues to grow, drawn by the prospect of education, health care, and jobs in the poultry industry.

 • Texas has the largest Asian American population of any state in the South, totaling over 1.1 million. Asian American populations in Florida and Virginia follow in size.

        1. Among Southern states, Virginia (6%) and Maryland (6%) are proportionally the most Asian American.
        2. Between 2000 and 2010, Asian American populations in North Carolina (85%) and Georgia (83%) grew the fastest in the region.
        3. Texas (nearly 48,000) and Florida (nearly 40,000) have the largest NHPI populations among Southern states.
        4. Arkansas is proportionally more NHPI than any other state in the South (0.3%). The state also had the South’s fastest- growing NHPI population; Arkansas's NHPI populationmore than doubled over the past decade.