U.S. Arab Population Surging

(AP/Washington Post) Jonathan Salant - The Arab population in the U.S. has nearly doubled in the past two decades, according to the Census Bureau. The bureau counted nearly 1.2 million Arabs in the U.S. in 2000, compared with 860,000 in 1990, and 610,000 in 1980. About 60% trace their ancestry to Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt. Almost half of the Arabs live in five states - California (190,890), New York (120,370), Michigan (115,284), Florida (77,461), and New Jersey (71,770).

2003-12-03 00:00:00

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