A profile of New York City's Filipino American population, based on an analysis of 20 U. census data reported that Filipino New Yorkers surpassed non-Filipino New Yorkers as a whole in income.
In 2014, Filipinos make up 52% of Alaska's Asian American population.
One of the earliest records of a Filipino settling in the San Francisco Bay Area occurred in the mid-19th Century, when a Filipino immigrant and his Miwok wife settled in Lairds Landing on Marin County coast; Additionally, other immigrants came through the U. Military, some through the Presidio of San Francisco, and others as migrant workers on their way to points inland; many of these Filipinos would permanently settle down in the Bay Area, establishing "Manilatown" on Kearny Street (next to Chinatown).
The first recorded presence of Filipinos in what is now the United States dates to October 1587, with the first permanent settlement of Filipinos in what is now the United States being established in Louisiana in 1763.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 1970, Filipino Americans were the fifth largest minority population, with 11,462 persons, after African-Americans, Hispanic and Latino Americans, Native Americans, and Japanese Americans; they were 0.3% of the total population of Washington at the time, and 87.2% lived in urban areas.In the 1970s and 1980s, Filipinos in New York and New Jersey had a higher socioeconomic status than Filipinos elsewhere, as more than half of Filipino immigrants to the metropolitan area were healthcare professionals or other highly trained professionals, in contrast to established working-class Filipino American populations elsewhere.