In a report released by U.S. Census Bureau on March 3, the Asian alone or Asian in combination with or more other races has reached 15.2 million people in 2007 and from 2006 through 2007 the growth of Asians has increased by 2.9%, which is the fastest among all the ethnic groups.
In 2007, the largest group within the Asian population is the Chinese population, which has reached 3.54 million people. Also, 2.5 million Chinese uses Chinese at home, which makes Chinese the second most used language in the United States just after Spanish.
Furthermore, Asian takes up approximately five percent of the total U.S. population and according to its current growth rate Asian population will reach 40.6 million in 2050, which will be a 153 percent increase as compared to 2008. Then, Asian will be makeup approximately nine percent of the total U.S. population. At this moment, the average growth rate of groups in the U.S.A is only 44%.
Among the Asian ethnic groups, Chinese has the largest population, followed by Philippinoe, which has a population of 3.05 million people, then Indians has the third largest population of 2.77 million, then it is Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese.
This report again indicates that the Chinese churches in North America must not underestimate the need to share the gospel within their ethnic group and that mandarin ministries have a vast field to cultivate.
For the acutal U.S. Census report, go to U.S. Census Press Release