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

    Source: Town clerk’s office

    ACTON’S POPULATION, 2010

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    77.3 percent white

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    18.6 percent Asian

    1.1 percent black

    1.3 percent other

    Source: US Census

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    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

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    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