By the Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Orange County
Download the full book here – Transforming Orange County: Assets and Needs of Asian Americans & Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
Executive Summary – Orange County — the third-most populous county in California and the sixth-most populous in the United States — exemplifies the major demographic shifts sweeping the nation. These shifts have transformed this predominantly homogenous, White, and suburban county into one that is highly diverse and urbanizing, where Asian Americans & Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI), Orange County is home to the nation’s third-largest AA&NHPI population.
Although the county’s fastest-growing population — from 2000 to 2010, the Asian American population jumped 41% in contrast to 6% growth for the county as a whole — data and research on AA&NHPI in Orange County are surprisingly limited. Three years after the data-driven demographic report on the AA&NHPI of ORange County, Transforming Orange County attempts to better understand the county’s complex and diverse AA&NHPI community. [More…]