June 2, 2015 | Number of The Day
Number of New Jerseyans of Asian descent

Of the nearly 9 million people who live in the Garden State, 882,145 — or about 10 percent — are of Asian descent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The largest group of Asian New Jerseyans are Indians, with the census recording 357,157 people who say they hail from the subcontinent. The next largest group are Chinese. There are 151,732 Chinese New Jerseyans, not counting 7,286 Taiwanese. The third-largest cohort of Asians in New Jersey are Filipino (134,647).

Koreans make up the fourth-largest group (94,055), followed by Pakistanis (31,958), and then Vietnamese (26,531). The number of Japanese has shrunk to 22,520.