Demographics. The states with the highest concentration of Cambodian American residents are Rhode Island (0.5%; 5,176), Massachusetts (0.4%; 25,387), Washington (0.3%; 19,101), California (0.2%; 86,244), and Minnesota (0.2%; 7,850).
Why did Cambodians enter America?
Cambodians entered the United States as refugees after a group of Cambodian Communists named Khmer Rouge, led by the French-educated Pol Pot, won a civil war that had raged from March 1970 to April 1975 and proceeded to rule the country with extraordinary brutality.
Why do so many Cambodians live in Lowell?
Cambodian Americans make up the largest group among the Asian subgroups, and according to Aung and Yu (2007), the influx and resettlement of Cambodian refugees drawn by the high-technology boom of the early 1980s makes Lowell a city with the second largest Cambodian population in the United States after Long Beach, …