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U S C E N S U S B U R E A UCensus 2000 Special ReportsU.S. Department of CommerceEconomics and Statistics Administration U.S. CENSUS BUREAU CENSR-17Issued December 2004By Terrance J. ReevesandClaudette E. BennettHelping You Make Informed DecisionsWe the People:Asians in the United StatesThis report was prepared in the Racial Statistics Branch by Terrance J. Reeves and Claudette E. Bennett, Chief, under thesupervision of Jorge del Pinal, Assistant Division Chief, SpecialPopulation Statistics, Population Division. John F. Long, Chief,Population Division, provided overall direction. General direction was provided by Judy G. Belton, Chief, Race andHispanic Origin Review Branch, Population Division. Within the Raceand Hispanic Origin Review Branch, Linda M. Chase providedprincipal statistical assistance, and additional assistance wasprovided by Yvonne J. Gist, Debra A. Niner, and Paula L. Vines.The contents of the report were reviewed by Marjorie F. Hanson,Population Division. Steve Smith, Population Division, providedcomputer programming support.Paulette Lichtman-Panzer and Jeanne Waples of the DecennialManagement Division provided decennial policy review of thisreport. Robert Sands and Philip Gbur, under the guidance ofDawn E. Haines of Decennial Statistical Studies Division, conduct-ed sampling review. Jan Sweeney, Theodora Forgione, Jamie Peters, and Mary Stinson, of the Administrative and Customer ServicesDivision, Walter C. Odom, Chief, provided publications and print-ing management, graphics design and composition, and editorialreview for print and electronic media. General direction and produc-tion management were provided by Susan L. Rappa, Chief,Publications Services Branch. AcknowledgmentsU.S. Census Bureau We the People: Asians in the United States 1This report provides a portrait ofthe Asian population in the UnitedStates and discusses the elevenlargest detailed Asian groups atthe national level, for example:Asian Indian, Cambodian, andJapanese.1It is part of the Census2000 Special Reports series thatpresents several demographic,social, and economic characteris-tics collected from Census 2000. The Asian population is not homo-geneous. It includes many groupswho differ in language, culture,and length of residence in theUnited States. Some Asian groups,such as the Chinese and Japanese,have been represented in theUnited States for several genera-tions. Other groups, such as theHmong, Vietnamese, Laotians, andCambodians, tend to be compara-tively recent immigrants. Of the total United States popula-tion, 11.9 million people, or 4.2 percent, reported they wereAsian. This number included 10.2 million people, or 3.6 percent,who reported only Asian and 1.7 million people, or 0.6 percent,who reported Asian and at least oneother race. Table 1 shows thenumber of people reporting a singlerace from among the detailed Asiangroups and a tally of the number oftimes the group was reported.2Census 2000 reported on six majorrace categories: White, Black orAfrican American, American Indianor Alaska Native, Asian, NativeHawaiian or Other Pacific Islander,and Some Other Race.3The termWe the People: Asians in the United StatesTable 1.Asian Population by Detailed Group: 2000(Data based on sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, non-sampling error, and definitions, see www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/doc/sf4.pdf)Detailed groupDetailed Asiangroup aloneDetailed Asian group aloneor in combinationNumberPercent of U.S.population NumberPercent of U.S.populationTotal . . .........110,171,820 3.61211,859,446 4.21Asian Indian . . . ...... 1,645,510 0.58 1,855,590 0.66Cambodian .......... 178,043 0.06 212,633 0.08Chinese ............. 2,422,970 0.86 2,858,291 1.02Filipino .............. 1,864,120 0.66 2,385,216 0.85Hmong . ............. 170,049 0.06 184,842 0.07Japanese............ 795,051 0.28 1,152,324 0.41Korean .............. 1,072,682 0.38 1,226,825 0.44Laotian. . . ........... 167,792 0.06 196,893 0.07Pakistani ............ 155,909 0.06 209,273 0.07Thai . . . ............. 110,851 0.04 150,093 0.05Vietnamese.......... 1,110,207 0.39 1,212,465 0.43Other Asian..........3478,636 0.174561,485 0.201Includes people who reported Asian only, regardless of whether they reported one or more detailedAsian groups.2Includes people who reported one detailed Asian group, people who reported two or more detailedAsian groups, and people who reported one or more races other than Asian. The total is less than thesum of the rows because most people who reported two or more detailed Asian groups, such as Koreanand Filipino, are tabulated once in each category, but only once in the total. People who reported two ormore detailed Asian groups not listed above (e.g., Indonesian and Malaysian) are tabulated once in the‘‘Other Asian’’ category.3Includes people who reported one Asian group not listed above and people who reported two ormore Asian groups (and no other race), as well as people who checked only the ‘‘Other Asian’’ responsecategory on the census questionnaire or wrote in a generic term such as ‘‘Asian or Asiatic.’’4Represents the number of people who reported one or more Asian groups excluding the groupslisted above. The total of 561,465 includes 254,817 people who reported an Asian group not listedabove (e.g., Bangladeshi), 32,308 people who reported two or more Asian groups not listed above (e.g.,Indonesian and Malaysian), 261,237 people who reported an Asian group not listed above and one ormore races other than Asian (e.g., Nepalese and White), and 13,123 people who reported two or moreAsian groups not listed above and one or more races other than Asian (e.g., Indonesian and Sri Lankanand Black).Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 special tabulation.1The text of this report discusses datafor the United States, including the 50 statesand the District of Columbia.2The data contained in this report arebased on the sample of households whoresponded to the Census 2000 long form.As with all surveys, estimates may vary fromthe actual values because of sampling varia-tion or other factors. All comparisons madein this report have undergone statistical test-ing and are significant at the 90-percent con-fidence level unless otherwise noted.3The Census 2000 question on raceincluded 15 separate response categories andthree areas where respondents could write ina more specific race group. The response cat-egories and write-in answers can be com-bined to


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