Smaller Asian Groups

In addition to the six largest Asian groups, the U.S. is home to 1.9 million adults belonging to smaller Asian groups. As a combined population, Asian adults from these smaller groups are somewhat younger and less well off than the rest of the Asian-American population. Among these other, smaller Asian groups are 14 with total population counts of more than 10,000 in the 2010 Census, and nine for which data about education, income and other characteristics of adults are available from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

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  1. What about survey findings? While the Pew Research survey included these smaller Asian-American groups in the sample, their numbers are too small to generate reliable estimates. They are represented, however, in all figures for “U.S. Asians.”

SOURCE: 2006-2010 American Community Survey and other Census Bureau data

NOTES: Population numbers for all groups are based on mixed-group and mixed-race populations. Data on adult characteristics are based on single-group and single-race populations. All Asian figures include Hispanics. Data on characteristics of Burmese, Nepalese, Bhutanese, Mongolian and Okinawan adults are not available. Data on characteristics of Chinese and Taiwanese adults are not available separately.