Asian Pacific American Stats & Facts


According to the Pew Research Center in a recent study on Social & Demographic Trends titled, "The Rise of Asian Americans", Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the U.S, with Asians now making up the largest share of recent immigrants. The survey finds Asian Americans are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place a greater value on marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success.

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According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Asian Pacific Americans make up 4.9% of the U.S. population.

Source: Table 1 - Population by Hispanic or Latino Origin and by Race for the United States: 2000 and 2010, Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2010 Census Briefs March 2011. 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables P1 and P2                                                     

 

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, a total of 15,214,265 Asian Pacific Americans reside in the U.S.

Source: QT-P8: Race Reporting for the Asian Population by Selected Categories: 2010 Census Summary File 1.  *Asian alone or in combination with one or more other categories within the same race group.                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Asian Pacific Americans make up 2.4 percent of the population in Michigan with 237,287 Asian Pacific Americans residing in the state.

Source: Michigan Dept. of Technology, Management and Budget/CSSTP - Distribution of Population by Major Race/Hispanic Origin Category: Michigan 2000 - 2010; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census, PL 94-171 Data File

 

 
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there are a total of 237,287 Asian Pacific Americans residing in Michigan.  

Source: QT-P8: Race Reporting for the Asian 2010 Census Summary File 1 - Michigan; US Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Summary File 1, Tables PCT5, PCT6 and PCT7. *Asian alone or in combination with one or more other categories within the same race group.


According to the 2000 and 2010 Census, the Asian Pacific American Population in Michigan increased 34.5 percent over the time period.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census, PL94-171 data file and Estimated Population by State by Age, Race, Sex, and Hispanic Origin for 2000-2009

 

 

According to the 2007 Survey of Business Owners, Total Asian Firms brought in over 8 million dollars in receipts and employed over 68 thousand people in Michigan.  

Source:  2007 Survey of Business Owners – State of Michigan, All firms, Asian Ethnicity


Additional Information can be found through the following links:

Asian American-Owned Business Growth & Global Reach

U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency.

The Asian Population: 2010

2010 Census Briefs. March 2012. Elizabeth M. Hoeffel, Sonya Rastogi, Myoung Ouk Kim, and Hasan Shahid

USCIS Multi-Lingual Resource Center

   U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.  U.S. Department of Homeland Security Web site. 

The Rise of Asian Americans

   Pew Research Center: Pew Social & Demographic Trends.  June 19, 2012

U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Business Owners: Asian-Owned Business, 2007 

  Census Bureau Economic Data.  April 28, 2011

Minority Business Development Agency: Minority-Owned Business Growth & Global Reach

  U.S. Department of Commerce. Revised February, 2011

Revenues for Asian-Owned Firms Surpass $326 Billion, Number of Businesses Up 24 Percent
   U.S. Census Bureau News. May 16, 2006

Asians in the United States, Michigan and Metropolitan Detroit
   By Kurt Metzger and Jason Booza. Center for Urban Studies, Wayne State University
. January, 2001

News Releases: Census Bureau Reports the Number of Asian-Owned Businesses Increased at More Than Twice the National Rate

Census 2010: Population Explosion in Oakland Township 

   By Jen Anesi. Oakland Township Patch. March 22, 2011

Asian American population grows fastest among ethnic groups

   By Dave Phillips. The Daily Tribune. March 31, 2011


 
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