June 30, 2017

Demographic characteristics of U.S. Chinese population, 2015

% (unless otherwise noted)

Among Chinese in the U.S.
All Asians
in the U.S.
All U.S. born Foreign born
MEDIAN AGE (in years) 34 36 19 45
AGE
Younger than 5 7 6 14 1
5-17 18 16 33 5
18-29 19 20 24 17
30-39 16 14 11 16
40-49 15 14 7 19
50-64 16 19 7 26
65+ 10 12 4 16
NATIVITY
U.S. born 41 37
Foreign born 59 63
YEARS IN U.S. (among foreign born)
0-5 years 20 21
6-10 years 14 13
11-15 years 13 13
16-20 years 11 11
21+ years 42 42
CITIZENSHIP (among foreign born)
U.S. citizen 58 58
Not a U.S. citizen 42 42
MARITAL STATUS (18 and older)
Married 59 58 34 65
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 12 11 7 12
Never married 30 32 59 23
FERTILITY (among women ages 15 to 44)
Women who have given birth in the past 12 months 6 5 4 6
HOUSEHOLD TYPE, BY PERSONS
Married-couple household 71 68 70 67
Other family household 17 16 16 15
Non-family household 12 16 14 18
IN A MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLD
Multigenerational household 26 25 21 28

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. Chinese also includes those identifying as Taiwanese. Figures for Chinese and 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).

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