ERIC Number: ED484416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
We the People: Asians in the United States. Census 2000 Special Reports. CENSR-17.
Reeves, Terrance J.; Bennett, Claudette E.
US Department of Commerce
This report provides a portrait of the Asian population in the United States and discusses the eleven largest detailed Asian groups at the national level. It is part of the Census 2000 Special Reports series that presents several demographic, social, and economic characteristics collected from Census 2000. The Asian population is not homogeneous. It includes many groups who differ in language, culture, and length of residence in the United States. The analysis in this report pertains to the following 11 Asian groups: (1) Asian Indian; (2) Cambodian; (3) Chinese; (4) Filipino; (5) Hmong; (6) Japanese; (7) Korean; (8) Laotian; (9) Pakistani; (10) Thai; and (11) Vietnamese. The data contained in this report are based on the sample of households that responded to the Census 2000 long form. The following findings are included in this report: (1) Five detailed Asian groups had over one million people; (2) The Asian population had fewer people in the younger and older age grouping than did the total U.S. population; (3) Asians had a lower median age than the total population; (4) About 60 percent of all Asians were married, somewhat higher than the proportion for the total population; (5) Asians were more likely than the total population to be in married-couple families; (6) Among the Asian population, similar proportions were natives, naturalized citizens, or noncitizens; (7) In 2000, the majority of the foreign-born Asian population had entered the United States in the past 20 years; (8) Almost four-fifths of Asians spoke a language other than English at home, but about three-fifths spoke English very well; (9) About 80 percent of Asians had a high school diploma or more education; (10) Among women in the detailed Asian groups, Filipino women had the highest labor force participation rate; (11) Asians were more likely than the total population to be in management, professional, and related occupations; (12) Asian men and women who worked year-round, full-time had higher median earnings than all men and women; (13) The median annual income of Asian families was higher than the median of all families; (14) The poverty rates of specific Asian groups varied; and (15) Homeownership was relatively lower for Asians than the total U.S. population. (Contains 15 figures, 2 tables, and 9 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.