Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Facts

Almost three-fifths of foreign-born Asians are naturalized U.S. citizens, meaning they are eligible to vote.

Gerald Tsai of American Can was the first Asian American CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

Of the total United States population, 18.2 million people, or 5.6 percent, reported they were Asian Americans in 2011.

Nearly 3 million Americans speak Chinese, second to Spanish as the most popular non-English language in the United States. More than 1 million Americans speak Tagalong, Vietnamese, and Korean, according to the census.

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