Asians/Pacific Islanders: Demographics
There are approximately 13.8 million Asians and 764,000 Pacific Islanders in the United States.
The ten states with the largest API populations in 2000 were:
- Asian Indian
The ten largest Asian ethnicities are, in order:
The six largest Pacific Islander ethnicities are, in order:
- Native Hawaiian
According to the 2000 census, the poverty rate for Asians was 12 percent, similar to the national average of 12.6 percent—but among individual ethnicities, poverty rates varied from 6.3 percent to 37.8 percent. The poverty rate for Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders was 17.7 percent.
Check out "The American Community -- Asians: 2004." It's part of the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey and offers the most recent portrait of this group in the United States. (Issued February 2007)
Visit the U.S. Census Bureau's American Factfinder for the most up-to-date information.