Asian American/Pacific Islanders

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Alabama's Asian populations increased by more than 71% between 2000 and 2010. Alabama's Korean population increased by more than 102% between 2000 and 2010. This is the largest increase for any single race.

The residences of Alabama's Asian populations tend to reflect employment opportunities. A large number of Asians, especially those who were foreign-born, are employed in professional occupations, such as, college instructors or physicians. Others specialize in more labor intensive industries, such as, fishing.

  • Asian Indian Americans: Counties with higher percentages of Asian Indian populations include Madison (2.50%), Lee (2.60%), Shelby (1.90%), Jefferson (1.40%), Montgomery (2.10%), Mobile (1.80%), and Tuscaloosa (1.20%).
  • Chinese Americans: Counties with higher percentages of Chinese populations include Lee (0.6%), Madison (0.50%), Tuscaloosa (0.32%), Jefferson (0.3%), Shelby (0.3%), Montgomery (0.2%) and Mobile (0.20%).
  • Filipino Americans: Counties with higher percentage of Filipino populations include Dale (0.20%), Madison (0.20%),Coffee (0.30%),Russell (0.20%), and Autauga (0.20%).
  • Japanese Americans: Counties with higher percentages of Japanese populations include Dale (0.10%), Madison (0.10%), Tuscaloosa (0.10%), Autauga (0.10%), Houston (0.10%), Morgan (0.10%), Coffee (0.10%), Cullman (0.10%), Lauderdale (0.10%), Mobile (0.10%), Limestone (0.10%), and Montgomery (0.10%) .
  • Korean Americans: Counties with higher percentages of Korean populations include Dale (0.48%), Coffee (0.50%), Madison (0.50%), Lee (0.80%), Tuscaloosa (0.20%), Montgomery (0.80%), and Butler (0.50%).
  • Vietnamese Americans: Counties with higher percentages of Vietnamese populations include Mobile (0.60%), Houston (0.20%), Shelby (0.40%), Madison (0.30%), and Pike (0.2%). Approximately one half of all Vietnamese Alabamians live in Mobile County with over one fourth living in the City of Bayou La Batre, which has a large fishing industry.

Health Concerns

Common health concerns prevalent among Asian Americans include:

  • Anemia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Nutritional deficits
  • Alcoholism
  • Tobacco usage
  • Dental cavities
  • Periodontal disease
  • Sickle-cell disease
  • HIV infection
  • Hepatitis




Page last updated: March 7, 2018