September 8, 2017

Demographic characteristics of U.S. Indian population, 2015

% (unless otherwise noted)

Among Indians in the U.S.
All Asians
in the U.S.
All U.S. born Foreign born
MEDIAN AGE (in years) 34 32 11 39
AGE
Younger than 5 7 8 23 2
5-17 18 17 42 5
18-29 19 18 19 17
30-39 16 22 9 28
40-49 15 14 3 19
50-64 16 13 2 18
65+ 10 8 1 11
NATIVITY
U.S. born 41 31
Foreign born 59 69
YEARS IN U.S. (among foreign born)
0-5 years 20 26
6-10 years 14 17
11-15 years 13 16
16-20 years 11 12
21+ years 42 29
CITIZENSHIP (among foreign born)
U.S. citizen 58 50
Not a U.S. citizen 42 50
MARITAL STATUS (18 and older)
Married 59 71 32 77
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 12 7 5 7
Never married 30 22 63 15
FERTILITY (among women ages 15 to 44)
Women who have given birth in the past 12 months 6 7 4 8
HOUSEHOLD TYPE, BY PERSONS
Married-couple household 71 82 83 82
Other family household 17 8 9 7
Non-family household 12 10 8 11
IN A MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLD
Multigenerational household 26 23 19 25

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. Figures for Indians 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).

Pew Research Center