Apendix E

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 | 5.1 Million Asians live in California. | 3.62 million were Chinese-Americans |
Financial | $70,069 is the median income. | 11.8% poverty rate among Asians in the U.S. | |
Nationality | | | |
Education | 50% Asians 25 and older have at least a bachelor’s degree or higher level education. | 85% Asians 25 and older have received only a high school diploma. | 20% Asians 25 and older have a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree. |
Career | 1.1 million Asian owned businesses in the U.S. | 2.2 million Asians are employed by Asian owned businesses. | 28% of the Asian owned businesses were home-based. |
Demographics | 1.4 million Asians lived in California which topped the nation’s counties. | 19,000 Asians lived in Santa Clara county making it the highest in the nation | 58% of the Honolulu Island was the majority county Asians lived in. |
Lifestyle | | | |

Part II

Next, answer the following questions:

      a. What do these statistics reveal about Asian...