September 8, 2017

Demographic characteristics of U.S. Laotian population, 2015

% (unless otherwise noted)

Among Laotians in the U.S.
All Asians
in the U.S.
All U.S. born Foreign born
MEDIAN AGE (in years) 34 34 17 46
AGE
Younger than 5 7 5 11 <1
5-17 18 18 39 2
18-29 19 18 35 6
30-39 16 19 12 24
40-49 15 17 2 27
50-64 16 17 1 28
65+ 10 7 1 12
NATIVITY
U.S. born 41 42
Foreign born 59 58
YEARS IN U.S. (among foreign born)
0-5 years 20 5
6-10 years 14 3
11-15 years 13 4
16-20 years 11 5
21+ years 42 82
CITIZENSHIP (among foreign born)
U.S. citizen 58 70
Not a U.S. citizen 42 30
MARITAL STATUS (18 and older)
Married 59 47 20 57
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 12 16 6 20
Never married 30 37 74 23
FERTILITY (among women ages 15 to 44)
Women who have given birth in the past 12 months 6 7 7 6
HOUSEHOLD TYPE, BY PERSONS
Married-couple household 71 58 56 60
Other family household 17 34 38 30
Non-family household 12 8 6 9
IN A MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLD
Multigenerational household 26 38 35 41

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 Laotians 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