Long Island’s Asian American population on the rise
The Town of Oyster Bay and the Town of North Hempstead, which both already have significant Asian American populations, saw large percentage increases from 2013 to 2018. Oyster Bay saw a 26.9% increase, while North Hempstead saw a 30% increase.
With this change, almost one out of every five people in North Hempstead in 2018 is likely to be an Asian American. And one out of every 10 people in Oyster Bay in Asian, according to the data.
Southampton, Riverhead, Long Beach, Glen Cove, Shelter Island, Southold, East Hampton, Poospatuck reservation and Shinnecock reservation had low Asian American population numbers, which made the Census data unreliable.
Read our previous posts looking at the white, Black and African American population or Hispanic and Latino origin population changes. And read how we define race and ethnicity, or what percentage point changes are.
|Name||County||Percent change (Asian American)||Percentage point change (Asian American)|
|North Hempstead||Nassau County||30.6%||4.1%|
|Oyster Bay||Nassau County||26.89%||2.38%|