Nightly News   |  October 27, 2011

Asian US population now more than 17M

A new report by the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice shows a boom in the country’s Asian-American population to more than 17 million.  NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: We continue to learn from the US Census about who we are and how we're changing. This week we learned that in large part because of this bad economy Americans aren't moving around the country very much. US mobility is at its lowest point since World War II . In a separate study showing a boom in the Asian-American population in this country in the last decade. Now more than 17 million people in this country. And while the largest Asian-American communities are still in California and New York , they're growing fast in a number of other states as well where you might not expect it from the Southwest to New England .