West

Acton population: 21,460 (as of 3/1/13)

Source: Town clerk’s office

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ACTON’S POPULATION, 2010

77.3 percent white

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18.6 percent Asian

1.1 percent black

1.3 percent other

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Source: US Census

Note: Figures reflect people who identified themselves as one race.

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Acton’s Asian population

Chinese: 9.3 percent

Asian Indian: 6.6 percent

Korean: 1.2 percent

Japanese: .3 percent

Filipino: .2 percent

Vietnamese: .2 percent

Other Asian: .8 percent

Source: US Census

Note: Figures reflect people who identified themselves as one race.

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10 Cities and Towns in MA with Largest Population of Chinese Americans*

2000 2010 % change

Boston 19,638 24,910 26.8%

Quincy 9,184 14,518 58.1%

Malden 4,504 6,685 48.4%

Cambridge 4,854 6,537 34.7%

Newton 4,047 5,826 44.0%

Brookline 3,509 4,320 23.1%

Lexington 1,692 2,945 74.1%

Somerville 1,862 2,237 20.1%

Acton 812 2,041 151.4%

Waltham 1,472 1,930 31.1%

Note: Figures reflect people who identified themselves as one race and Asian ethnicity only.

Source: 2010 U.S. Census, Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston

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