September 8, 2017

Asian groups in the U.S.

Asian groups in the U.S., 2015
Population estimates for the 19 largest Asian-origin groups in the U.S. (based on self-described race or ethnicity)
Population Totals Selected Characteristics

All U.S. Asians -- 20,416,808

Total
Chinese
4,948,000
Indian
3,982,000
Filipino
3,899,000
Vietnamese
1,980,000
Korean
1,822,000
Japanese
1,411,000
Pakistani
519,000
Cambodian
330,000
Hmong
299,000
Thai
295,000
Laotian
271,000
Bangladeshi
188,000
Burmese
168,000
Nepalese
140,000
Indonesian
113,000
Sri Lanakan
60,000
Malaysian
30,000
Bhutanese
24,000
Mongolian
21,000
Bangladeshi
Bhutanese
Burmese
Cambodian
Chinese
Filipino
Hmong
Indian
Indonesian
Japanese
Korean
Laotian
Malaysian
Mongolian
Nepalese
Pakistani
Sri Lanakan
Thai
Vietnamese
Foreign born
74%
U.S. citizen†
57%
Living in the U.S. more than 10 years†
51%
High school or less
35%
Bachelor's degree or more
48%
Speak English proficiently
55%
Median age (in years)
31
Married (among adults)
73%
Women ages 15 to 44 who gave birth in past 12 months
5%
Living in multigenerational household
32%
Median household income
$49,800
Homeownership rate
40%
Living in poverty
24%
Unemployment rate
7%
Note: Chinese includes those identifying as Taiwanese. Based on mixed-race and mixed-group populations, regardless of Hispanic origin. There is some overlap between groups due to individuals identifying with multiple Asian groups. See methodology for more detail.
Source: Population estimates from U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey 1-year estimates (American FactFinder).