The population who identified as having Arabic-speaking ancestry in the U.S. Census grew by more than 24% between 2000 and 2010. The number of Californians who claim an Arab ancestry more than doubled since the Census first measured ethnic origins in 1980 and is among the fastest growing Arab populations in the country.

It is estimate that the statewide population, adjusting for under-reporting, is close to 817,455 (source AAI). The Greater Los Angeles Area constitutes the largest cluster of Arab Americans in the state, with the highest concentration in Orange County.

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