September 8, 2017

Demographic characteristics of U.S. Thai population, 2015

% (unless otherwise noted)

Among Thai in the U.S.
All Asians
in the U.S.
All U.S. born Foreign born
MEDIAN AGE (in years) 34 40 23 45
AGE
Younger than 5 7 2 10 <1
5-17 18 11 26 6
18-29 19 16 30 11
30-39 16 20 21 20
40-49 15 18 9 20
50-64 16 21 3 27
65+ 10 12 1 16
NATIVITY
U.S. born 41 24
Foreign born 59 76
YEARS IN U.S. (among foreign born)
0-5 years 20 21
6-10 years 14 14
11-15 years 13 11
16-20 years 11 8
21+ years 42 46
CITIZENSHIP (among foreign born)
U.S. citizen 58 57
Not a U.S. citizen 42 43
MARITAL STATUS (18 and older)
Married 59 56 35 61
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 12 17 8 18
Never married 30 27 57 21
FERTILITY (among women ages 15 to 44)
Women who have given birth in the past 12 months 6 4 3 5
HOUSEHOLD TYPE, BY PERSONS
Married-couple household 71 63 59 64
Other family household 17 18 23 17
Non-family household 12 19 17 19
IN A MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLD
Multigenerational household 26 23 22 23

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 Thai 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).

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