Default
National Data | Chart | Bad News About Those South Asian Model Immigrants
Default author
June 22, 2004, 05:00 AM
A+
|
a-
Print Friendly and PDF

Table 1

Asian Immigrant Poverty Rates

 

Total

Poverty

Poverty

Ethnic Group/Nativity

Population

Population

Rate (%)

Indian

1,229,148

118,501

9.6%

Bangladeshi

34,114

7,394

21.7%

Cambodian

115,788

29,478

25.5%

Chinese

1,694,595

246,855

14.6%

Filipino

1,251,277

71,743

5.7%

Hmong

94,027

58,287

62.0%

Japanese

306,383

52,447

17.1%

Korean

819,412

126,278

15.4%

Pakistani

116,865

20,181

17.3%

Sri Lankan

15,493

1,703

11.0%

Thai

84,945

12,361

14.6%

Vietnamese

839,249

128,070

15.3%

Native born

243,116,654

28,402,086

11.7%

Native born whites

193,027,685

16,643,616

8.6%

 

 

 

 

Source: U.S. Census, Census 2000 Summary File 4 (SF 4), Table PCT147.

http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTCharIterationServlet?_ts=104776724847

 

 

 

 

Table 2

    Immigrant Poverty Rates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Region

All Years

Pre-1970

1970s

1980s

1990s

Asia

15.2%

7.6%

7.7%

18.1%

21.1%

Europe

11.0%

8.0%

6.5%

11.1%

19.9%

Mexico

33.3%

20.9%

26.5%

35.1%

46.3%

Central America

25.4%

14.9%

17.2%

26.7%

33.0%

South America

14.2%

4.9%

14.2%

17.3%

20.2%

Africa

18.5%

17.5%

13.9%

18.1%

31.1%

All Immigrants

21.8%

11.4%

16.1%

25.4%

30.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Steven Camarota, "Importing Poverty," Center for Immigration Studies, 1999. Table 2

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.