THE U.S. ASIAN POPULATION is a diverse one. A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics. The 19 largest origin groups together account for 94% of the total Asian population in the U.S.

Click on an origin group below to explore detailed demographic and economic data.

FACT SHEETS ON ASIANS IN THE U.S.

Bangladeshis Indians Nepalese
Bhutanese Indonesians Pakistanis
Burmese Japanese Sri Lankans
Cambodians Koreans Thai
Chinese Laotians Vietnamese
Filipinos Malaysians
Hmong Mongolians

Find detailed information on the methodology for these fact sheets.

GlobalApril 27, 2017

Key facts about the U.S. H-1B visa program

Almost 1.8 million H-1B visas have been distributed in fiscal years 2001 through 2015. Here are some key facts about the current H-1B visa program.

HispanicApril 25, 2017

As Mexican share declined, U.S. unauthorized immigrant population fell in 2015 below recession level

As the Mexican share of the total declined, the unauthorized immigrant population in the U.S. in 2015 was smaller than when the Great Recession ended.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 3, 2017

Where refugees to the U.S. come from

Of the 84,995 refugees admitted to the United States in fiscal year 2016, the largest numbers came from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Burma (Myanmar) and Iraq.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 24, 2017

115th Congress sets new high for racial, ethnic diversity

Almost one-in-five voting members of the House and Senate are a racial or ethnic minority, making the 115th U.S. Congress the most diverse in history.

January 18, 2017

U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads

As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.

January 10, 2017

Blacks and Hispanics face extra challenges in getting home loans

Black and Hispanic mortgage applicants are denied more frequently than whites and Asians, and when they do obtain mortgages they tend to pay higher rates.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 4, 2017

Among high school seniors, interest in science varies by race, ethnicity

Asian and Pacific Islander high school seniors are the most likely to say they like science, while blacks are the least likely.

October 26, 2016

Births Outside of Marriage Decline for Immigrant Women

Long-term growth in total U.S. births has been driven by the foreign born, who accounted for 23% of all babies born in 2014.

HispanicSeptember 20, 2016

Overall Number of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009

The estimated total – 11.1 million in 2014 – has steadied since the end of the recession as the number declined from Mexico but grew from other countries.

Fact TankJuly 7, 2016

Biggest share of whites in U.S. are Boomers, but for minority groups it’s Millennials or younger

There were more 24-year-olds in the U.S. than people of any other age in 2015. But for white Americans, 55 was the most common age.