September 8, 2017

Demographic characteristics of U.S. Bangladeshi population, 2015

% (unless otherwise noted)

Among Bangladeshis in the U.S.
All Asians
in the U.S.
All U.S. born Foreign born
MEDIAN AGE (in years) 34 31 9 38
AGE
Younger than 5 7 8 29 1
5-17 18 20 50 9
18-29 19 18 14 20
30-39 16 19 4 24
40-49 15 15 1 20
50-64 16 15 1 20
65+ 10 5 <1 6
NATIVITY
U.S. born 41 26
Foreign born 59 74
YEARS IN U.S. (among foreign born)
0-5 years 20 30
6-10 years 14 19
11-15 years 13 16
16-20 years 11 15
21+ years 42 20
CITIZENSHIP (among foreign born)
U.S. citizen 58 57
Not a U.S. citizen 42 43
MARITAL STATUS (18 and older)
Married 59 73 29 76
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 12 6 2 6
Never married 30 21 68 17
FERTILITY (among women ages 15 to 44)
Women who have given birth in the past 12 months 6 5 *** 6
HOUSEHOLD TYPE, BY PERSONS
Married-couple household 71 83 88 82
Other family household 17 12 10 12
Non-family household 12 5 2 6
IN A MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLD
Multigenerational household 26 32 27 34

The symbol *** indicates insufficient number of observations to provide a reliable estimate.
Note: Family households are those with a household head and one or more persons living in the household who are related to the household head by birth, marriage or adoption. Households with a household head and an unmarried partner are only considered family households if there are other persons in the household who are related to the household head by birth, marriage or adoption. Multigenerational households are households with two or more adult generations or one that includes grandparents and grandchildren. Figures may not sum to 100% due to rounding. Due to data limitations, figures for Bangladeshis based on single-race population only, regardless of Hispanic origin. Figures for all Asians based on mixed-race and mixed-group populations, regardless of Hispanic origin. See methodology for more detail.
Source: Pew Research Center analysis of 2013-2015 American Community Survey (IPUMS).

Pew Research Center