ERIC Number: ED413376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Asian Pacific Americans in Lynn. 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 Lynn. The 3,203 Asian Pacific Americans living in Lynn accounted for 4% of the city's residents, and this represented an increase of over 15 times from the Asian Pacific American population in 1980. Most of the city's Asian Pacific Americans were Cambodians. English language proficiency reflected interesting differences in various age groups, with those over 65 having the highest proportion identified as speaking English very well, as well as the highest proportion of those speaking English "not well or not at all." Household incomes of Asian Pacific Americans in Lynn reflected wide disparities, but the per capita income was less than one-half that of Whites, less than that of Blacks, and comparable to that of Latinos. The unemployment rates of Asian Pacific Americans males and females were less than those for all groups and the total population, but labor force participation rates were also less than those for all groups. More than 40% of the Asian Pacific Americans in Lynn were enrolled in school, which was the highest proportion of any ethnic group in the city. A substantially higher percentage of Asian Pacific Americans over age 25 had at least a ninth-grade education when compared with other groups, and a much smaller proportion of Asian Pacific Americans were high school graduates. (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