How Asians in the USA are doing


by Sunny
28th May, 2011 at 10:20 am    

There’s an interesting study into the demographics of the different Asian communities in the USA.

Jeanne Batalova examined the size, distribution, demographics and socioeconomic characteristics of immigrants from Eastern Asia, South Central Asia, South Eastern Asia, and Western Asia.

Using the most recent government data available, it was found that:

· Immigrants from Asia number more than 10.6 million, accounting for 27.7 percent of all foreign born currently residing in the United States. The largest groups of immigrants from this region are from the Philippines, India, China (including Hong Kong), Vietnam, and Korea.

· While California, New York, and Texas are home to nearly half of all Asian immigrants in the United States, nearly or more than half of the immigrant population in Hawaii (78.2 percent), Alaska (51.6 percent), West Virginia (51.6 percent), Michigan (45.5), and Virginia (41.4) are from Asia.

· Immigrants from Asia are more likely than the overall foreign-born population to be proficient in English and be naturalized US citizens, and are more likely than both the foreign born and the native born to have a Bachelor’s degree.

· Asian immigrants accounted for about 58 percent of immigrant physicians and surgeons and for roughly 60 percent of immigrant registered nurses practicing in the United States.

· South Eastern Asians made up the largest proportion of the Asian-born population, followed by those from Eastern, South Central, and Western Asia.

What is with Asians and becoming doctors huh? And why are so many of them settling in Texas of all places?


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  1. Anjona Roy — on 28th May, 2011 at 1:14 pm  

    I used to think that way about Texas and then last week I saw this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhl9MLno424&feature=player_embedded#at=332

  2. Kismet Hardy — on 30th May, 2011 at 3:06 pm  

    It is a great source of pride among us few who’ve been working in the asian media industry for the past two decades that we are the only country in the western world where we can launch a mag with the word ‘Asian’ in it and everyone automatically assumes people of sub-continent decent rather than oriental. I’m sure anyone reading this outside of the UK will think you’re referring to chinese, japanese immigrants…

  3. Don — on 30th May, 2011 at 5:10 pm  

    Anjona,

    I saw that. I see myself as fairly hard boiled but I found that quite moving. Nice people.

  4. HiredGun — on 1st June, 2011 at 4:25 pm  

    >> And why are so many of them settling in Texas of all places?

    No State Individual Income Tax or Corporate Income Tax.

    You will find lots of Indians in particular in these places — TX, FL, WA — for this reason alone. With the exception of WA, the other two are also hot and humid — weather wise similar to India/PK.

  5. damon — on 1st June, 2011 at 5:09 pm  

    And why are so many of them settling in Texas of all places?

    That really needs some justification to say that.
    Texas is part of the ‘Sun Belt’ that has had it’s population growing for decades, with all kinds of people turning up there in its expanding suburbs and exurbs. From Wikipedia:

    The Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area is the fourth largest in the United States. The second fastest growing area in the nation from 2000–2010, just behind Greater Houston. The area’s population has grown about million since the last census was administered in 2000. The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington MSA is, by population, the largest metropolitan area in Texas and the largest in the South.

    Would you ask why Asian people ever went to Scotland or Ireland in the same way?

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