September 8, 2017

Demographic characteristics of U.S. Nepalese population, 2015

% (unless otherwise noted)

Among Nepalese in the U.S.
All Asians
in the U.S.
All U.S. born Foreign born
MEDIAN AGE (in years) 34 28 4 30
AGE
Younger than 5 7 8 51 2
5-17 18 18 31 16
18-29 19 28 12 30
30-39 16 21 2 24
40-49 15 14 2 16
50-64 16 9 1 10
65+ 10 3 1 3
NATIVITY
U.S. born 41 12
Foreign born 59 88
YEARS IN U.S. (among foreign born)
0-5 years 20 60
6-10 years 14 23
11-15 years 13 8
16-20 years 11 5
21+ years 42 4
CITIZENSHIP (among foreign born)
U.S. citizen 58 20
Not a U.S. citizen 42 80
MARITAL STATUS (18 and older)
Married 59 68 *** 69
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 12 6 *** 6
Never married 30 27 *** 26
FERTILITY (among women ages 15 to 44)
Women who had a birth in the past 12 months 6 7 *** 7
HOUSEHOLD TYPE, BY PERSONS
Married-couple household 71 77 88 76
Other family household 17 14 8 15
Non-family household 12 9 4 10
IN A MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLD
Multigenerational household 26 28 21 29

The symbol *** indicates insufficient number of observations to provide a reliable estimate.
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 Nepalese 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