According to the 2000 U.S. census, Asian Americans make up 4.3% of the total U.S. population... That's about 12 million people who identify themselves as part Asian. However, this number represents an increase of 63% from the 1990 census, making Asian American the fastest growing of all the major racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. in term of the percentage. The Harris/Fort Bend county areas have also witnessed this Asian population explosion phenomenon. The current Asian population in the Harris/Fort Bend area is approximately 221,000, which is 5.8% of the total population. This represents a 25% increases in Asian population since 1990. With this tremendous increase in the Asian population, the real estate industry has taken keen interests in this expanding market.