September 8, 2017

Demographic characteristics of U.S. Japanese population, 2015

% (unless otherwise noted)

Among Japanese in the U.S.
All Asians
in the U.S.
All U.S. born Foreign born
MEDIAN AGE (in years) 34 40 35 46
AGE
Younger than 5 7 6 7 2
5-17 18 15 19 5
18-29 19 15 18 9
30-39 16 13 11 19
40-49 15 14 11 21
50-64 16 20 19 21
65+ 10 17 15 23
NATIVITY
U.S. born 41 73
Foreign born 59 27
YEARS IN U.S. (among foreign born)
0-5 years 20 26
6-10 years 14 10
11-15 years 13 10
16-20 years 11 8
21+ years 42 46
CITIZENSHIP (among foreign born)
U.S. citizen 58 32
Not a U.S. citizen 42 68
MARITAL STATUS (18 and older)
Married 59 52 47 63
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 12 17 16 20
Never married 30 30 37 17
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 65 64 67
Other family household 17 16 18 10
Non-family household 12 19 18 23
IN A MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLD
Multigenerational household 26 19 21 13

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 Japanese 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