ERIC Number: ED413374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Pacific Americans in Quincy. Community Profiles in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Univ., Boston. Inst. for Asian American Studies.
The Community Profiles Project uses data from the 1990 U.S. Census to describe some of the population characteristics of Asian Pacific Americans in selected Massachusetts cities and towns. The profiles include basic statistics relating to income, employment, education, and housing. This information can assist policy makers and practitioners in developing programs and policies affecting Asian Pacific Americans that are appropriate, sensitive, and effective. This profile focuses on Quincy. The 5,490 Asian Pacific Americans recorded by the Census as living in Quincy represented 6.5% of that city's population, an increase of over 7 times since the 1980 Census. Three-fourths of the Asian Pacific Americans in Quincy were Chinese. Older adults were far less proficient in English than were children and young adults. Household income reflected some wide disparities, with the percentage of Asian Pacific Americans in the lowest income categories less than that of all other groups. The percentage of Asian Pacific Americans in the highest categories was also less than that of Whites and the total population. Asian Pacific American male unemployment rates were less than those for Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and the total population, but female unemployment rates were higher than for those groups. Fewer than one third of all Asian Pacific Americans in Quincy were enrolled in school, and a particularly large proportion of those enrolled were in elementary or high school. A substantially higher proportion of Asian Pacific Americans than of the general population had at least a ninth-grade education, and a smaller proportion of Asian Pacific Americans than other groups in Quincy were high school graduates. These data reflect the diversity of the Asian Pacific American population in Quincy, but support the fact that the per capita income of Asian Pacific Americans in Quincy was considerably less than that of Whites. (Contains nine figures and eight tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Foundation, MA.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Boston. Inst. for Asian American Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts