Q. I am looking for statistics on the Chinese population in America.
The Handbook of Texas will help you define the years you may need to search for historical data on Chinese in Texas: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/CC/pjc1.html
Search for chinese.
Some useful data can be found in census records at the U.S. Census Bureau website. Try these steps:
1. Go back to http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/hiscendata.html
2. Choose #32 (Historical Census Statistics on Population Totals by Race, 1790 to 1990) 6. Choose “Texas”
(Note: this data is more general than the national, regional, and state data, so you will only find data on “Asians and Pacific Islanders,” rather than “Chinese.” More specific data would require a special analysis of the original census returns).
You can also search the Census site for chinese and see what reports will pop-up. I found one about the Chinese New Year very informative.
If you need more recent statistics, see the USA Facts. Then try these steps: Data>>People & Society>>Population & Demographics>>Population (first graph)>>Race & Ethnicity.