September 8, 2017

Demographic characteristics of U.S. Sri Lankan population, 2015

% (unless otherwise noted)

Among Sri Lankans in the U.S.
All Asians
in the U.S.
All U.S. born Foreign born
MEDIAN AGE (in years) 34 36 14 42
AGE
Younger than 5 7 5 20 1
5-17 18 13 40 5
18-29 19 17 26 14
30-39 16 21 10 24
40-49 15 17 2 22
50-64 16 18 2 22
65+ 10 9 <1 12
NATIVITY
U.S. born 41 22
Foreign born 59 78
YEARS IN U.S. (among foreign born)
0-5 years 20 23
6-10 years 14 17
11-15 years 13 16
16-20 years 11 11
21+ years 42 33
CITIZENSHIP (among foreign born)
U.S. citizen 58 50
Not a U.S. citizen 42 50
MARITAL STATUS (18 and older)
Married 59 66 *** 71
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 12 9 *** 9
Never married 30 26 *** 20
FERTILITY (among women ages 15 to 44)
Women who have given birth in the past 12 months 6 6 *** 7
HOUSEHOLD TYPE, BY PERSONS
Married-couple household 71 78 84 76
Other family household 17 9 6 10
Non-family household 12 13 10 14
IN A MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLD
Multigenerational household 26 23 19 24

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 Sri Lankans 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