ERIC Number: ED413378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Pacific Americans in Newton. 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 Newton. The 3,848 Asian Pacific Americans recorded by the 1990 Census as living in Newton accounted for 5% of the city's residents, a number that doubled since 1980. Nearly 60% of the Asian Pacific Americans were Chinese. The English language proficiency was highest in the 5 to 17 age group and lowest in those 65 and over. The proportion of Asian Pacific American households in the lowest household income categories was less than that of all other groups and the total population, and the proportion of Asian Pacific Americans in the highest income groups was greater than that of all groups and the total population. Nevertheless, the per capita income of Asian Pacific Americans in Newton was less than that of Whites, Blacks, and Latinos. The unemployment rate for Asian Pacific Americans in Newton was lower than that of the total population, and labor force participation was higher. More than 40% of all Asian Pacific Americans in Newton were enrolled in school, and the educational attainments of Asian Pacific Americans 25 years and older were higher than those of any group and the total population. The owner occupancy rate for Asian Pacific Americans was higher than that for any group and the total population. These data reflect the relatively high standard of living of Asian Pacific Americans in Newton. (Contains nine figures and eight tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Foundation, MA.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Boston. Inst. for Asian American Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts