In 1970, the New York metropolitan area had the largest concentration of Filipinos (12,455) east of the Rocky Mountains, and fifth largest population of Filipinos of all metropolitan areas in the United States.
In 2010, according to the 2010 United States Census, there were 217,349 Filipino Americans, including Multiracial Filipino Americans, living in the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA metropolitan area.
After World War II, the majority of Filipino Americans in San Diego were associated with the U. Navy in one form or another, even in the late 1970s and early 1980s more than half of Filipino babies born in the greater San Diego area were born at Balboa Naval Hospital.
In 2011, four percent of all Filipino immigrants in the United States resided in the Honolulu metro area, and were 43 percent of all immigrants in the Honolulu metro area as well; this population make up the majority of Filipino immigrants in Hawaii, who are 6 percent of all Filipino immigrants in the United States.
Among the 1,814,000 Philippines-born Filipino Americans, the states with their largest concentrations were California (44.8 percent), Hawaii (6.2 percent), New Jersey (4.8 percent), Texas (4.8 percent), and Illinois (4.7 percent).In California, Filipinos were initially concentrated in its Central Valley, especially in Stockton, but later shifted to Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.Other states with significant populations of Filipinos include Hawaii, Illinois, Texas, and Washington.In the United States' insular areas in 1920, the Philippine Islands had the largest population of 10,207,696; Guam had 396; the Panama Canal Zone had 10, the Virgin Islands had 7, and there was a single Filipino in Puerto Rico.In 1930, the Filipino population in Puerto Rico increased to 6, the population in the Virgin Islands decreased to 4, the population in Guam decreased to 364, and the population in the Panama Canal Zone increased to 37.Filipino Americans constitute the second-largest population of Asian Americans, and the largest population of Overseas Filipinos.