New Jersey, and the New York Metropolitan area, also has a significant population of Filipinos.There are smaller populations of Filipino Americans elsewhere.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.In the 1960s, there were 3,587 Filipinos in Illinois, the population increased to 12,654 in 1970 and 43,889 in 1980, growing at a pace greater than the national average and made up largely of professionals and their families.Following the annexation of the Philippines, Filipinos began to migrate to Texas due primarily as employees of American officers who served in the Philippines, with many settling around San Antonio; others would resettle in Texas after initially residing elsewhere in the United States.These students were chosen from wealthy and elite Filipino families initially, but were later from a more diverse background; additionally other Filipino students came to the United States for education outside of the program, many of whom did not return to the Philippines.A significant portion of these immigrants were in the medical field, due to medical personnel shortages in the United State such as in nursing, making the Philippines become the largest source of healthcare professionals to the United States. Navy ended the Philippines Enlistment Program due to the end of the 1947 Military Bases Agreement; the program allowed about thirty-five thousand Filipinos to join the U. Navy, many of whom immigrated to the United States.
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.Initial part of the expedition that would established Pueblo de Los Ángeles, Antonio Miranda Rodriguez was not present when Pueblo de Los Ángeles was founded as he stayed behind in Baja California due to illness in his family, and arrived in Alta California later.In 1940, the population grew to 31,408, and continued to grow to 67,134 in 1960, and nearly doubling in 1970 to 135,248; by 1990, the population of Filipinos in California grew to almost three quarters of a million people (733,941).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.