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O.C. now has third-largest Asian American population in nation
O.C. now has third-largest Asian American population in nation

Orange County now ranks as the third-largest Asian American population nationwide, with nearly 600,000 Asian Americans living in a county once defined by its dominantly white communities, a study to be released Tuesday shows. In a boom decade running through 2010, the number of Asian Americans living in the county increased 41%, changing the face of cities from Anaheim to Irvine. Across the United States, Orange County now boasts the third-highest count of Asian American-owned businesses, employing more than 96,000 workers. Those businesses generated more than $20 billion in revenue in 2007 alone, the study found. "There are a lot of surprises in this study," says Mary Anne...

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