Chinese Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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America is a diverse nation with many different cultures and people living together. May is Asian Pacific American American Heritage MonthHeritage Month.


  1. It is estimated that 18.9 million Asians live in the USA. This is 5.6 percent of the population.
  2. It is estimated that 52% of foreign-born Asians are now naturalized US citizens.
  3. Around 2.6 million Asians over the age of 5 speak Chinese in their own home. It is the most used language spoken apart from English in the USA. Vietnamese and Tagalog also comprise of more than 1 million speakers.
  4. By 2050 it is suggested that 40.6 million US residents will be identified as Asian in the US. They would consist of 9 percent of the total population.

Internet Use And Education

  1. There is said to be 85.7% of the Asian population who are 25+ years and who are high school graduates.
  2. 5% percent of Asians over the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree with a higher education.
  3. 80% of the Asian population live in households with the internet. It is the highest rate amongst ethnic groups and races.
  4. 2% of the Asian population who are 25 and over have an advanced degree.

Income and Poverty

  1. The median household income is estimated at $70,644 for Asians in a 2012 study. It is the highest grossing race group against all others.
  2. Poverty rate was 13.0% in 2007 which was up 10.6%.

Work and Employment

  1. 2007, 1.5 million businesses were owned by Asian Americans which is up 40% from 2002.
  2. A total of 2.8 million people were employed by Asian American business owners. The average revenue per company was $338,400.
  3. 1% of employed Asians who are 16 years and older who work in professional, management, and related occupations included registered nurses, teachers, engineers, and financial managers.




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