Asian Americans

Axia College Material
Appendix E

Asian Americans According to the U.S. Census Bureau

Part I

Organize statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau on Asian American diversity using the matrix below. The Web site is available at http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ff07.html

Statistic 1 of the Cultural Makeup column is provided for your reference. Note: you will find only two statistics to place in the Financial row.

| |Statistic 1 |Statistic 2 |Statistic 3 |
|Cultural Makeup |13.1 million U.S. residents are |943,00 are native Hawaiian and |33.4 million U.S. residents who |
| |Asian or Asian in combination |other Pacific Islander or native |will identify themselves as Asian |
| |with other races |Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander|alone in 2050 |
| | |in combonation with one or more | |
| | |other races | |
|Financial |52,018 income of households whose|10.2% poverty rate in 2002 for | |
| |householders reported their race |those who reported their race as | |
| |as either Asian or native |either Asian or native Hawaiian and| |
| |Hawaiian and other Pacific |other Pacific Islander | |
| |Islander | | |
|Nationality |A total of 2.7 million Asian |95% |The largest Pacific Islander groups|
| |American residents are chinese |The percentage of Asian and Pacific|are native Hawaiian 401,00 and |
| |(excluding taiwanese) or chinese |Islanders who live in metrpolitan |samoan 133,00 |
| |(excluding Taiwanese) in |areas | |
| |combonation with one or more | | |
| |other races or Asian group | | |
|Education |47% |87% |16% |
| |The oercentage of Asian and |The percentage of Asians and |The percentage of Asian and Pacific|
| |Pacific Islanders age 25 and over|Pacific Islanders 25 and over who |Islanders 25 and over with and |
| |with bachelor??™s degree or higher |are high school graduates |advanced degree |
|Career |About 75% of Asian and Pacific |105,300 The number of physicians |89,000 non-Hispanic Asian post |
| |Islander men age 16 and over and |and surgeons who report Asian as |secondary teachers; 43,000 chief |
| |59% of women are in the civilian |their only race and who are not |executive; 20,000 lawyers; 3,000 |
| |labor force |Hispanic |news analysts, reporters and |
| | | |correspndents; and 200 legislators |
|Demographics |26% |7% are 65 or older |73% |
| |The percentage of Asiasns and | |The percentage of Asian and Pacific|
| |Pacific Islanders who are under | |Islander households made up of |
| |18 | |families. Among these, nearly 2 in |
| | | |10 have five or more members |
|Lifestyle |351,000 The number of Asian |8.3 million- The number of forgeing|2.0 million |
| |American military veterans |born residents in the United States|The number of people who speak |
| | |who were born in Asia. Asian born |chinese at home. Next to spanish |
| | |residents comprise on fourth of the|chinese is the most widely spoken |
| | |nation??™s total foreign born |non-english language in the |
| | |population |country. French and German rank |
| | | |third and fourth, but tagalog (1.2 |
| | | |million) sixth and korean (894,000)|
| | | |eight. The number of vietnamese |
| | | |speakers and the number of italian |
| | | |speakers (in seveth place) are not |
| | | |statistically different. |

Part II

Next, answer the following questions:

a. What do these statistics reveal about Asian diversity in America

These statistics show that Asian diversity in America great. It seems by looking at the statistics there are just as many Asian Americans as there are Hispanics.

b. What do you believe is the future of Asian diversity in America

I believe the future of Asian diversity in America is going to jump even higher than it is now. I also believe that jobs and education will jump up in time.

Reference
U.S. Census Bureau. (2004, April 19). Asian Pacific American heritage month: May 2004. Retrieved December 1, 2004, from http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/001738.html