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.
Find detailed information on the methodology for these fact sheets.
U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons
Natural increase (births minus deaths) accounted for 78% of the total change in the U.S. Hispanic population from 2012 to 2013, whereas migration accounted for about 61% of the total change in the Asian-American population.
Asian American voter turnout lags behind other groups; some non-voters say they’re ‘too busy’
Asian-American voters lag whites and blacks in turnout in midterm elections, an analysis of Census Bureau data shows.
Asian Americans split on whether U.S. immigration system works or needs a major overhaul
45% of Asian Americans say the U.S. immigration system “works pretty well and requires only minor changes” while 47% say the system “needs to be completely rebuilt” or “needs major changes.”
More than 3.4M Americans trace their ancestry to the Philippines
Here’s a data portrait of the Filipino-American community, drawn from the Pew Research Center’s 2012 report on Asian Americans.
Sign of things to come? Integration without blacks in New York City neighborhoods
In a new study, researchers found nearly a three-fold increase in the share of integrated New York City neighborhoods with a mix of whites, Hispanics and Asians but few, if any, blacks.
The State of Race in America
Pew Research Center Executive Vice President Paul Taylor presented on the state of race in America at the Aspen Institute. Download the PowerPoint presentation: State of Race April 2013
Graphic: American Hindus To Celebrate a New Year
While the exact date of the Hindu New Year varies by region and custom, many Hindus celebrate in mid-April with traditional meals and activities at home and in temples.
Demographics of Asian Americans
The demographic data shown in this interactive display the varied population sizes and characteristics of the largest Asian origin groups, based on the updated edition of our survey, “The Rise of Asian Americans.”
A Portrait of Second Generation Americans
A new analysis of the 20 million adult U.S- born children of immigrants finds they are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socioeconomic attainment.
Asian Americans and Religion
As their numbers rise, Asian Americans have been largely responsible for the growth of non-Abrahamic faiths in the U.S., particularly Buddhism and Hinduism. At the same time, most Asian Americans belong to the country’s two largest religious groups: Christians and people who say they have no particular religious affiliation.