September 8, 2017

Demographic characteristics of U.S. Vietnamese population, 2015

% (unless otherwise noted)

Among Vietnamese in the U.S.
All Asians
in the U.S.
All U.S. born Foreign born
MEDIAN AGE (in years) 34 36 15 46
AGE
Younger than 5 7 5 14 1
5-17 18 18 43 4
18-29 19 17 28 12
30-39 16 14 10 16
40-49 15 18 3 26
50-64 16 18 1 27
65+ 10 9 1 14
NATIVITY
U.S. born 41 36
Foreign born 59 64
YEARS IN U.S. (among foreign born)
0-5 years 20 13
6-10 years 14 11
11-15 years 13 10
16-20 years 11 12
21+ years 42 55
CITIZENSHIP (among foreign born)
U.S. citizen 58 75
Not a U.S. citizen 42 25
MARITAL STATUS (18 and older)
Married 59 55 22 64
Divorced/Separated/Widowed 12 13 5 15
Never married 30 32 73 21
FERTILITY (among women ages 15 to 44)
Women who have given birth in the past 12 months 6 6 3 7
HOUSEHOLD TYPE, BY PERSONS
Married-couple household 71 69 68 70
Other family household 17 22 23 21
Non-family household 12 9 9 9
IN A MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLD
Multigenerational household 26 32 24 36

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 Vietnamese 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