Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans | 656 Cedar St., Suite 160 | St. Paul, MN 55155
For Immediate Release Contact: Ilean Her
March 26, 2012 651-757-1740
New Report shows changes in Asian Pacific Minnesotan Population
(St. Paul, MN). On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota State Demographer's Office will report out on demographics from Census 2010 about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders residing in Minnesota. At the event, the Council will release and make available its latest report State of the Asian Pacific Minnesotan. The event will be held at Wilder Foundation, 411 Lexington Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.
The journey to this report started in the fall of 2008 with the formation of the Asian American Pacific Islander Complete Count Committee, in which the Council chaired the first year and was succeeded by Bao Vang of Hmong American Partnership. The Committee was committed to engaging the community in Census 2010 and ensuring a complete count of the Asian American and Pacific Islander residents in Minnesota. The Committee firmly believed that ensuring a complete count was the best way to draw attention, provide understanding, and obtain funding for the services and resources the community needed. The Council is grateful to the Committee and the work its members did. Without the Committee's effort, the results of Census 2010 would not be as complete as they are.
The census provides the most comprehensive demographic data on the US population and tells us much about our nation's people and its change over time. Our report presents the current state of Asian Pacific Minnesotans, what our population is and our social and economic status. The data provides a snapshot of the lives we lead and is evidence of the struggles and successes we face. In black and white numbers, it tells us who we are and what we do, but it does not tell us who we will be.
It is our hope that the Asian Pacific community and our allies understand and take note of this report and use it to shape our future. This is why your presence at the State of the Asian Pacific Minnesotan is important. We want to engage with you, talk about the demographics, learn what they represent, and together work to address and celebrate key findings and needs.
Please make time to join us on April 11 and kindly RSVP your attendance to Pa Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to our office at 651.757.1740.
· Asian Pacific Islanders in Minnesota grew 52.2% since the 2000 census
· Minnesota's Asian Pacific population is vastly different from the national make-up. 50.2% are population identifies as Southeast Asian vs. 20.7% of the national average
· The Hmong population is the largest Asian population in Minnesota at 66,181 or 27% of all Asian Pacific Minnesotans.