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a. What do these statistics reveal about Asian diversity in America?
b. What do you believe is the future of Asian diversity in America?
13.1 million U.S. residents are Asian or Asian in combination with other races 943,000 estimated number of U.S. residents who say they are native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander or native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander in combination with other races. 33.4 million projected number of U.S. residents who will identify themselves as Asian alone in 2050.
$52,018 The 2002 median income of households whose householders reported their race as either Asian or native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 10.2% poverty rate in 2002 for those who reported their race as either Asian or native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander
Nationality 8.3 million Foreign-born residents in the United States who were born in Asia. Asian-born residents comprise one-fourth of the nation’s total foreign-born population. 48% of the foreign-born population from Asia who are naturalized U.S. citizens. 1.5 million Foreign-born people from China. Next to Mexico, China is the leading country of birth for the nation’s foreign-born.
87% of Asians and Pacific islanders 25 and over are high school graduates. 47% of Asians and Pacific islanders age 25 and over with a bachelor’s degree or higher. 16% of Asians and Pacific islanders 25 and over with an advanced degree (e.g., master’s, Ph.D., M.D. or J.D.).
351,000 of Asian American military veterans. 75 percent of Asian and Pacific islander men age 16 and over and 59 percent of women are in the civilian labor force. 105,300 of physicians and surgeons who report Asian as their only race.
95% The percentage of Asian and Pacific islanders who live in metropolitan areas. 4.5 million The Number of California residents who are Asian, making the Golden State home to the largest number of Asian Americans of any state. 1.3 million People in Los Angeles County, Calif., who are Asian.
70% of Asians and Pacific islanders who are naturalized-citizen householders own their homes. 2.0 million The number of people who speak Chinese at home. Next to Spanish
73% of Asian and Pacific islander households made up of families.
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