All rights reserved. This graphic—drawn from and data—details the countries of origin of Asian-Americans in the U. The number of foreign-born residents in the United States is now the highest it has been since , according to recent data from the U. Census Bureau. William H.
The Stories We Tell, and Don’t Tell, About Asian-American Lives
The Rise of Asian Americans | Pew Research Center
Updated Edition, April 04, This new edition of our report on Asian Americans provides data on 14 smaller Asian origin groups with population counts below , in the Census, along with detailed data on the economic and demographic characteristics of adults in nine of these groups. Our original report contained survey and Census data on all Asian Americans as well as specific information on the six largest Asian origin groups. Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place more value than other Americans do on marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success, according to a comprehensive new nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center. A century ago, most Asian Americans were low-skilled, low-wage laborers crowded into ethnic enclaves and targets of official discrimination. Today they are the most likely of any major racial or ethnic group in America to live in mixed neighborhoods and to marry across racial lines.
The U. Asian population is diverse. A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics. New fact sheets for each of these Asian origin groups accompany this blog post.
There were many Asian-American students at Columbia, but Eng and Han had noticed that these students often spoke, in the classroom and at the clinic, of feeling invisible, as if their inner lives were of little concern to those outside their immediate community. At the time, the term, for those who adopted it, was a way of consolidating the political energies of various immigrant communities. In recent years, Asian-Americans have become the most economically divided ethnic or racial group in the United States.