Census 2020 & Beyond: New AAPI Mapping Tool
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been the fastest growing racial groups in the country, and the 2020 Census is expected to show continued rapid population gains. At the same time, the Census Bureau’s research has also shown that Asian Americans are the racial group least familiar with the Census, and the ones most reluctant to participate. Given these twin dynamics, it is more essential than ever for philanthropy, government, industry, and academia to go “all in” and ensure a complete and accurate count among AAPI communities.
AAPI Data and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) are excited to release a simple, yet powerful, mapping tool to help journalists, decision-makers, and community organizations better understand the diversity and geographic settlement patterns of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. This tool, available at http://aapidata.com/censusmaps/ provides detailed census-tract level maps for the 20 largest metropolitan areas for Asian Americans in the United States. For each tract, users can see the largest Asian American or Pacific Islander resident group, as well as get more information on the population size and share of 21 Asian American and 6 Pacific Islander detailed origin groups.
Preview of the Mapping Tool (animated gif)