Asian Americans

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 and the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2010 document. Use the following directions to locate the document:

  * Go to the homepage of the U.S. Census Bureau website: http://www.census.gov/.
  * Scroll down to Newsroom.
  * Click on Facts for Features.
  * Under the 2010 heading, select the document: March 2:   Facts for Features: Older Americans Month: May 2010 | PDF Version - 67K.

You may also locate the document under the Week 8 Materials tab on your student website.

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 Asian or Asian in combination with other races | 1.1 million The estimated number of U.S. residents in July 2008 who said they were Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, either alone or in combination with one or more other races. | 40.6 million The projected number of U.S. residents in 2050 who will identify themselves as Asian or Asian in combination with one or more other races. |
Financial | $70,069 Median household income for single-race Asians in 2008. | 16.3% The poverty rate for those who classified themselves as single-race Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. | |
Nationality | 3.62 million Number of Asians of Chinese descent in the U.S. in 2008. | 2.4% Percentage growth of the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population between 2007 and 2008 -- second to Asians among race groups. | 2.7% Percentage growth of the Asian population between 2007 and 2008, the highest of any race group during that time period. |
Education | 50% The percentage of single-race Asians 25 and older who had a bachelor's...
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