FAR EAST MOVES WEST

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ASIAN BREAK DOWN

The majority of Asian Americans are of Chinese origin.

11,868,980

Americans are of Asian (only) descent. Current Population Survey (CPS)

12,870,454

Americans are Asian, as well as another racial group. (CPS)

35 MILLION

Asians are projected to be living in the U.S. by 2050. (USCB)

213 PERCENT

The census projection for the growth in the Asian American population between 2000 and 2050; the entire American population is only projected to grow by 50 percent. (USCB)

4,116,00

The number of Asian Americans living in California in 2003, the largest Asian American population of any state. Wyoming had the smallest Asian American population at just 2,250. American Community Survey (ACS)

$24,900

The average personal income of an Asian American. This ethnic group has the highest average personal income of any race. (CPS)

7 DIVISIONS

The different origins of Asian Americans: Asian Indian, Chinese (except Taiwanese), Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Other Asian. (USCB)

2.8 MILLION

The number of Chinese Americans, the largest Asian American subgroup in the U.S. (ACS)

10 PERCENT

of Asians or Pacific Islanders in America smoke cigarettes. Simmons Market Research Bureau

33 YEARS OLD

The median age of the Asian (only) population. (USCB)

37 PERCENT

of Asian American households traveled in the past month, the only minority group more likely to have traveled than the national average of 31 percent. The Minority Traveler, 2003 (TMT)

3 IN 10

Asian American person-trips include air transportation. (TMT)

1 IN 7

traveling Asian American households spends $1,000 or more per trip, not including transportation to the destination. (TMT)

70 PERCENT

of English-speaking Asian Americans go online on a typical day. Pew Internet & American Life Project: Asian-Americans and the Internet (AAI)

34 PERCENT

of Asian American Internet users get their daily news online, compared with 22 percent of whites, 20 percent of Hispanics and 15 percent of African American Internet users. (AAI)

53.3 PERCENT

of Asian Americans over the age of 25 are married and live with their spouse. (USCB)

95 PERCENT

of Asian Americans over 25 live in metro areas, either in the main center of the city or in the nearby suburbs. (USCB)

81 PERCENT

of Asians say saving for a child's education is extremely/very important, compared with 76 percent of non-Asians. Cultural Access Group/Interviewing Service of America AAMR Study 2004 (CAG/ISA)

82 PERCENT

of Asian Americans own a car, compared with 63 percent of African Americans and 72 percent of Hispanics. (CAG/ISA)

3.7 TRIPS PER YEAR

are taken, on average, by Asian Indians, the most frequent domestic travelers of all ethnicities. Japanese Americans appear to be the most frequent international travelers (2.3 trips per year). (CAG/ISA)

56 PERCENT

of Chinese Americans say McDonalds is their most frequented fast-food restaurant. (CAG/ISA)

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