ERIC Number: ED102254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
We, the Asian Americans.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
On April 1, 1970, we were counted along with the rest of the people in the nation. The Census Bureau found that we constitute about one percent of the population. There are 1,369,412 of us--591,290 Japanese-Americans, 435,062 Chinese-Americans, 343,060 Filipino-Americans, 70,000 Korean-Americans, 100,000 Hawaiians, 107,000 Turkish, 85,000 Lebanese, 59,000 Israelis, 59,000 Syrians, 88,000 other Western Asians, 9,000 Pakistanis, 76,000 Indians, and 108,000 other Asians. In the decade 1960 to 1970, our number increased more than 55 percent while the entire U.S. population increased by 13.3 percent. For the most part, we have remained in the West near where our parents and grandparents settled when they arrived to work in old California. Only the Chinese-Americans have crossed the country in significant numbers to settle in the Northeast. About half of us live in just three metropolitan areas. 1.2 million of us--90 percent of our total--live in urban areas. Our median family income is higher than ever before, and for most of us, it is higher than the 9,596 dollars which was the national median in 1969. The 1970 Census showed that 182,000 or 48 percent of our homes were owned or being bought by the families living in them. Some 622,000 of us constitute our labor force and all but three percent of these are employed. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Census Figures, Chinese Americans, Demography, Employment Statistics, Ethnic Groups, Filipino Americans, Geographic Distribution, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, Population Trends, Racial Distribution, Residential Patterns, Socioeconomic Status
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 0324-00043; $0.40 domestic postpaid)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.