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U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features -- Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2014

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WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a monthlong celebration. Per a 1997 U.S. Office of Management and Budget directive, the Asian or Pacific Islander racial category was separated into two categories: one being Asian and the other Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. Thus, this Facts for Features contains a section for each.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were about 17 million Asians in the United States in 2010. Chinese, except Taiwanese was the largest detailed Asian group with about 3.8 million, followed by Filipinos at about 3.4 million, Asian Indian about 3.2 million and Vietnamese at about 1.7 million in 2010. More information on detailed Asian groups http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff13.html

Asians

18.9 million
The estimated number of U.S. residents in 2012 who were Asian, either one race or in combination with one or more additional races.
Source: 2012 Population Estimates http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2012/PEPSR5H?slice=Year~est72012

6.0 million
The Asian alone or in combination population in California in 2012. The state had the largest Asian population, followed by New York (1.7 million). The Asian alone population represented 56.4 percent of the total population in Hawaii.
Source: 2012 Population Estimates http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2012/PEPSR5H?slice=Year~est72012

46.0%
Percentage growth of the Asian alone or in combination population between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, which was more than any other major race group.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Custom Table 3, www.census.gov/2010census/news/xls/cb11cn123_us_2010redistr.xls 

4.2 million
Number of Asians of Chinese, except Taiwanese, descent in the U.S. in 2012. The Chinese (except Taiwanese) population was the largest Asian group, followed by Filipinos (3.6 million), Asian Indians (3.3 million), Vietnamese (1.9 million), Koreans (1.8 million) and Japanese (1.3 million). These estimates represent the number of people who reported a specific detailed Asian group alone, as well as people who reported that detailed Asian group in combination with one or more other detailed Asian groups or another race(s).
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table B02018
http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/B02018

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance

$70,644 
Median income of households headed by the Asian alone population in 2012. Median household income differed greatly by Asian group. For Asian Indians, for example, the median income in 2012 was $96,782; for Bangladeshi, it was $44,293. (These figures represent the Asian alone population.)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012 
http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~013|014

13.0%
The poverty rate for the Asian alone population in 2012. 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201
http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012

15.0%
Percentage of Asian alone population without health insurance coverage in 2012.  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201
http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012

Education

50.5%
The percentage of the Asian alone population 25 and older who had a bachelor's degree or higher level of education. This compared with 29.1 percent for all Americans 25 and older.  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201,                                   http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

85.7%
The percentage of the 25-and-older Asian alone population who had at least a high school diploma. This compares with 86.4 percent of the total population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201,                                   http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012 and
http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

21.2%
The percentage of 25-and-older Asian alone population who had a graduate or professional degree. This compared with 10.9 percent for all Americans 25 and older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201,                                   http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012 and
http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

Voting

547,000
The additional number of the Asian alone population who voted in the 2012 presidential election than in the 2008 election. All in all, 47 percent of Asians turned out to vote in 2012. A total of 3.9 million Asians voted in 2012.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, The Diversifying Electorate-Voting Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012 (and Other Recent Elections) http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p20-568.pdf

Serving Our Nation

270,630
The number of the Asian alone population who were military veterans in 2012. About one in three Asian veterans was 65 and older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table B21001D, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/B21001D

Jobs

49.1%   
The proportion of civilian employed Asian alone population 16 and older who worked in management, business, science and arts occupations, such as financial managers, engineers, teachers and registered nurses in 2012. Additionally, 17.3 percent worked in service occupations, 20.6 percent in sales and office occupations, 9.7 percent in production, transportation and material moving occupations and 3.2 percent in natural resources, construction and maintenance  occupations.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012

Internet Use

88.6%  
Percentage of Asian alone population in 2012 living in a household with Internet use - the highest rate among race and ethnic groups.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Reported Internet Usage for Individuals 3 years and Older, by Selected Characteristics; Current Population Survey: 2012 Table 1
http://www.census.gov/hhes/computer/publications/2012.html

Age Distribution

36.0
Median age of the Asian alone population in 2012. The corresponding figure was 37.4 for the population as a whole.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Tables S0201, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

21.3%
Percentage of the Asian alone population that was under age 18 in 2012, while 10.3 percent was 65 or older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201
http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012

Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders

1.4 million
The estimated number of U.S. residents in 2012 who were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, either alone or in combination with one or more additional races. 
Source: 2012 Population Estimates
http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2012/PEPSR5H

364,395
Population in Hawaii which had the largest population of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone or in combination, followed by California (333,893) in 2012. The Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders represented the largest population portion in Hawaii at 26 percent.
Source: 2012 Population Estimates http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2012/PEPSR5H

528,991
Number of Native Hawaiians in the U.S. in 2012. The Native Hawaiian population was the largest detailed Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders (NHPI) group, followed by Samoan (172,595) and Guamanian or Chamorro (130,223).  These estimates represent the number of people who reported a specific detailed NHPI group alone, as well as people who reported that detailed NHPI group in combination with one or more other detailed NHPI groups or another race(s).
Source: U.S. Census. Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table B02019
http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/B02019

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance

$51,322
The median income of households headed by Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone in 2012.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201
http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050

21.3%
The poverty rate in 2012 of the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201,
http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050

18.0%
The percentage without health insurance in 2012 for Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050

Education

14.8%
The percentage of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone age 25-and-older who had a bachelor's degree or higher in 2012. This compared with 29.1 percent for the total population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Tables S0201 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

85.4%
The percentage of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone age 25-and-older who had at least a high school diploma in 2012. This percentage is not statistically different from the 86.4 percent of the total population who have at least a high school diploma or the 85.7 percent of Asians with at least a high school diploma.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey Tables S0201 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

4.7%
The percentage of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone age 25-and-older who had obtained a graduate or professional degree in 2012. This compared with 10.9 percent for the total population this age.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Tables S0201
http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

Serving Our Nation

32,303
The number of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone who were military veterans. About one in four Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander veterans was 65 and older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, B21001E, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/B21001E

Jobs

23.2%
The proportion of civilian employed Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone 16 and older who worked in management, business, science and arts occupations, such as financial managers, engineers, teachers and registered nurses in 2012. Additionally, 24.6 percent worked in service occupations, while 27.7 percent worked in sales and office occupations; 15.9 percent in production, transportation and material moving occupations; and 8.7 percent in natural resources, construction and maintenance occupation. The 23.2 percent in management business, science and arts occupations, such as financial managers, engineers, teachers and registered nurses occupations is not statistically different from the 24.6 percent in service occupations.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050

Age Distribution

30.4
The median age of the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone population in 2012. The median age was 37.4 for the population as a whole.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Tables S0201 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

28.1%
Percentage of the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone population that was under age 18 in 2012, while 6.1 percent was 65 or older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050

Following is a list of observances typically covered by the Census Bureau's Facts for Features series:

Black History Month (February)                

Labor Day

Super Bowl                                          

Grandparents Day

Valentine's Day (Feb. 14)                      

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

Women's History Month (March)               

Unmarried and Single Americans Week

Irish-American Heritage Month (March)/                 

Halloween (Oct. 31)

St. Patrick's Day (March 17)                            

American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May)            

(November) 

Older Americans Month (May)                        

Veterans Day (Nov. 11)

Cinco de Mayo (May 5)

Thanksgiving Day

Mother's Day                                            

The Holiday Season (December)

Hurricane Season Begins (June 1)


Father's Day                      


The Fourth of July (July 4)


Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26)


Back to School (August)               


Editor's note: As a matter of policy, the Census Bureau does not advocate the use of the alone population over the alone-or-in-combination population or vice versa. The use of the alone population in sections of this report does not imply that it is a preferred method of pre­senting or analyzing data. The same is true for sections of this report that focus on the alone-or-in-combination population. Data on race can be presented and discussed in a variety of ways.

The preceding data were collected from a variety of sources and may be subject to sampling variability and other sources of error. Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau's Public Information Office: telephone: 301-763-3030; or e-mail: pio@census.gov.

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