ERIC Number: ED316496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
We, the Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.
Johnson, Dwight L.; And Others
Demographic data are presented about the people who have immigrated to the United States from Asia and the Pacific Islands. Twelve figures (pie charts, bar graphs, and maps), and eight tables provide detailed, statistical information on such things as (1) distribution of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, (2) states with the largest percent of Asian and Pacific Islander populations, (3) median age, (4) percent in the labor force, (5) percent high school graduates for those over 25, (6) businesses owned by these immigrants, and (7) median value of homes, and other topics. The data are based on 1980 census figures. A narrative account summarizes the information found in the charts and tables. For example: Asians and Pacific Islanders living in the United States numbered 3.7 million in 1980, with 58 percent living in the west. Their median age was 28.4 years, and the average family size was 3.8 persons. Of those aged 25 years and older, 75 percent were at least high school graduates compared to 66 percent nationally, and 33 percent were college graduates, compared with 16 percent of the total population. Sixty-seven percent of Asians and Pacific Islanders participated in the labor force. They owned more than 200,000 firms, 92 percent of which were operated as individual proprietorships. The median family income for Asians and Pacific Islanders was $22,700, and about 13 percent of the individuals were in poverty. Fifty-two percent owned or were buying their own homes, with the median value at $83,900. Teachers and curriculum developers will find this document a resource for developing multicultural lessons and activities. (JB)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Census Figures, Charts, Demography, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Pacific Americans, Profiles
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reference Materials - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.