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Ten New Fact Sheets Released about Asian Americans

AAPI DataCenter for American ProgressThe Center for American Progress has released ten new fact sheets about the Asian American community.

The sheets were published in cooperation with Karthick Ramakrishnan of AAPI Data.

The fact sheets include data about educational attainment, income and poverty, civic participation, language diversity, immigration and nativity, labor-force participation, and access to health insurance.

The Cambodian American population of 320,000 in the United States has grown 15 percent in just three years from 2010 -2013. They are much more likely to be first generation immigrants than the US average.

The share of poverty among Chinese American children is 20 percent.

More Filipino Americans are registered Republican than Democrat, 27 to 24 percent. But 45 percent don’t belong to either party.

89 percent of Hmong American voters voted in 2012. That’s higher than the US average.

80 percent of Indian Americans speak a language other than English at home.

The Japanese American population grew 22 percent from 2000 – 2013.

25 percent of Korean Americans do not have health insurance.

32 percent of Laotian Americans have less than a high school diploma.

The population of Pakistani Americans grew 132 percent from 2000 – 2013.

82 percent of Vietnamese Americans are American citizens.

You can find all these fact sheets at the Center for American Progress.

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