Frederick County sees boom in Asian immigrants

FREDERICK — Officials say Frederick County is seeing an influx of Asian immigrants with a population that has grown to more than 10,000 people.

Elizabeth Chung, executive director of the Asian American Center of Frederick, tells WTOP Radio that there are significant populations of Indian, Korean and Chinese immigrants.

Chung says the biggest draw for immigrants moving to Frederick County is cost of living. She says residents are moving to the county in a secondary migration from Montgomery, Prince George’s and Baltimore counties.

Interestingly, Myanmar also is supplying a large influx of immigrants to the county. That country is also known as Burma.