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Filipinos in the US

This is a community public service of the National Federation of Filipino American Association-Hampton Roads Chapter (NaFFAA HRC) and the Filipino American Community Action Group of Hampton Roads (Fil-Am CAG).

Filipino Americans in the United States and Hampton Roads Area

Filipino Community Demographics

Below are facts and figures about the Fil-Am population in the US and the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area per NaFFAA Hampton Roads.



Filipinos are the 2nd largest Asian immigrant group in the U.S.



20.4% of Asian Americans are Filipinos



Virginia is the 9th largest Filipino populated state with 47,609.

Top 10 ranking based on U.S. Census 2000:

  1. California - 918,678
  2. Hawaii - 170,635
  3. Ilinois - 86,298
  4. New Jersey - 85,245
  5. New York - 81,681
  6. Washington - 65,375
  7. Texas - 58,340
  8. Florida - 54,310
  9. Virginia - 47,609
  10. Nevada - 40,529

2010 Filipino Community Demographics of Hampton Roads

Filipinos spread out all over the state of which Virginia Beach alone has the highest concentration of Filipino residents.

  • Filipino population in Hampton Roads - 28,358
  • Estimated population of Filipinos for the entire Hampton Roads Area
    1. Virginia Beach - 17,930
    2. Norfolk - 4,727
    3. Chesapeake - 3,050
    4. Newport News - 1,164
    5. Hampton - 491
    6. Portsmouth - 508
    7. Suffolk - 488

* All the estimated figures above are individual counts NOT families.
Sources: U.S.Census 2000, National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) and ABS/CBN The Filipino Channel. Thank you to all the sources.

Nony E. Abrajano
Chairman, National Federation of Filipino American Associations - Hampton Roads Chapter
State Chairman, NaFFAA So. Virginia
Chairman, Fil-Am CAG Socio-Political Affairs Committee
(757) 420-4181


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