Chinese Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
America is a diverse nation with many different cultures and people living together. May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
- It is estimated that 18.9 million Asians live in the USA. This is 5.6 percent of the population.
- It is estimated that 52% of foreign-born Asians are now naturalized US citizens.
- 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.
- 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
- There is said to be 85.7% of the Asian population who are 25+ years and who are high school graduates.
- 5% percent of Asians over the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree with a higher education.
- 80% of the Asian population live in households with the internet. It is the highest rate amongst ethnic groups and races.
- 2% of the Asian population who are 25 and over have an advanced degree.
Income and Poverty
- 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.
- Poverty rate was 13.0% in 2007 which was up 10.6%.
Work and Employment
- 2007, 1.5 million businesses were owned by Asian Americans which is up 40% from 2002.
- A total of 2.8 million people were employed by Asian American business owners. The average revenue per company was $338,400.
- 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.