42% of Asian Americans are Christian -7.2 million
22% of Asian Americans are Protestant
19% of Asian Americans are Catholic
1% of Asian AMericans are “Other Christian”
26% of Asian Americans are unaffiliated with a religion
14% of Asian Americans are Buddhist
4% of Asian Americans are Muslim
2% of Asian Americans are Other Religion
1% of Asian Americans are Sikh
“76%) and Asian-American Hindus (73%) celebrate Christmas.”*
89% Filipino Americans are Christian( Catholic,Evangelicals)
[12% Evangelical Protestant, 9% Mainline Protestant, 65% Catholic]
71% Koreans Americans are Christian
[40% Evangelical Protestant, 21% Mainline Protestant, 10% Catholic]
38% Japanese Americans are Christian
[13% Evangelical Protestant, 19% Mainline Protestant, 4% Catholic]
36% Vietnamese Americans are Christian
2% Evangelical Protestant, 4% Mainline Protestant, 30% Catholic]
31% Chinese Americans are Christian
[13% Evangelical Protestant, 9% Mainline Protestant, 8% Catholic]
18% Indian Americans are Christian
[8% Evangelical Protestant, 3% Mainline Protestant, 5% Catholic]
72% of Asian American evangelicals “say their religion is the one true faith leading to eternal life.” [Compared to 49% of white evangelicals saying this]
94% of Asian American evangelicals say the Bible is the Word of God
52% Asian American evangelicals think the Bible is the Word of God, literally word for word
36% Asian American evangelicals think the Bible is the Word of God, not entirely literally
4% Asian American evangelicals think the Bible is the Word of God, written by men
Asian Americans are Americans with origins in Asia.
2010 US Census definition of the “Asian” race category:
“Asian” refers to a person having origins in any of the original peoples
of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including,
for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan,
the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. It includes people who
indicated their race(s) as “Asian” or reported entries such as “Asian
Indian,” “Chinese,” “Filipino,” “Korean,” “Japanese,” “Vietnamese,” and
“Other Asian” or provided other detailed Asian responses.” (page 3)
There are 20 million Asian Americans (including mixed race) or 8% of the total population.
Includes 14.7 million Asian Americans, Asian alone and
2.6 million Asian Americans with one or more additional races.
Our median age is 35.4 years old (of single-race Asian Americans in 2013.)
[Of all Americans, the median age is 37.2 years old.]
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013
Most Asian Americans live in California: 5.6 million Asian alone or in combination.
#1. California 5.6 million
#2 New York, 2. 6million
#3 Texas, 1,200 million
#4 New Jersey, 912,989
#5 Hawaii, 884,550
#6 Illinois, 781,165
#7 Washington, 724,622
#8 Florida, 685,292
#9 Virginia, 642,341
#10 Pennsylvania, 514,861
Hawaii has the highest proportion of Asian Americans, 57%.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact
We’re the fastest growing major race group in America: 46% between 2000 and 2013 censuses.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Custom Table 3
Chinese: 4.2 million
Filipinos: 3.8 million
Asian Indian: 3.4 million
Vietnamese: 1.7 million
Korean: 1.7 million
Japanese: 1.3 million
(Numbers above include a specific Asian group alone, and people who reported that Asian group in combination with one or more other Asian groups or races.)
Our median household income is $67,022 for single-race Asians.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010
We’re highly educated. 50% of single-race Asians 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher. [Compared with 28 percent for all Americans 25 and older.]
20% of single-race Asians 25 and older have a graduate or professional degree. [Compared with 10% of all Americans 25 and older.]
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey
265,200 of us have served this country (single race Asian military veterans).
About one in three veterans was 65 years and older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey, Table B21001D
48% of us 16 and older who worked in management, business, science and arts occupations, such as financial managers, engineers, teachers and registered nurses. (civilian, single race Asians).
We own 2.0 million businesses.
80% of us live in a household with Internet access.This is the highest rate among race and ethnic groups.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Reported Internet Usage for Households, by selected Householder Characteristics; Current Population Survey: 2009
There will be 34.4 million of us in 2060. (8.2% of the total US population)
*Much of the statistics and some of the text above are from a March 2012 US Census press release for the occasion of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. (It’s in May.)
[“Copyright protection is not available for any work of the United States Government (Title 17 U.S.C., Section 105). Thus you are free to reproduce census materials as you see fit.”*]