Georgia has one of the fastest-growing Asian populations in the country, according to new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

From 2000-10, the number of people who identified their race as Asian alone or in combination with other races grew by 83 percent in the state, which trailed only Nevada (116 percent) Arizona (95 percent), North Carolina (85 percent) and North Dakota (85 percent).

Nationally, the number of people who claimed some Asian ethnicity grew by 45.6 percent to 17.3 million people.

The data found that the highest concentration of Japanese, Filipinos, Chinese and Koreans were found in western states, while the Asian Indians had a stronger concentration in the South. Asian Indians made up the largest Asian group in six of 20 metro areas detailed, including Atlanta.

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