September 8, 2017

Demographic characteristics of U.S. Korean population, 2015

% (unless otherwise noted)

Among Koreans in the U.S.
All Asians
in the U.S.
All U.S. born Foreign born
MEDIAN AGE (in years) 34 35 18 45
AGE
Younger than 5 7 6 15 1
5-17 18 16 34 6
18-29 19 19 27 15
30-39 16 16 15 16
40-49 15 15 6 21
50-64 16 17 3 25
65+ 10 11 1 16
NATIVITY
U.S. born 41 38
Foreign born 59 62
YEARS IN U.S. (among foreign born)
0-5 years 20 14
6-10 years 14 12
11-15 years 13 12
16-20 years 11 9
21+ years 42 53
CITIZENSHIP (among foreign born)
U.S. citizen 58 60
Not a U.S. citizen 42 40
MARITAL STATUS (18 and older)
Married 59 56 31 65
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 12 12 7 13
Never married 30 32 62 22
FERTILITY (among women ages 15 to 44)
Women who have given birth in the past 12 months 6 5 5 5
HOUSEHOLD TYPE, BY PERSONS
Married-couple household 71 69 69 70
Other family household 17 15 17 14
Non-family household 12 16 15 16
IN A MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLD
Multigenerational household 26 20 16 22

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 Koreans 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