Source: Data based on Census Press Release, March 2004
It is estimated that Asian Americans will comprise 9.3% of the U.S. population by 2050.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, http://facts.kff.org/chart.aspx?ch=826
Asian-born residents make up one-fourth of the total foreign-born population in the US. (Census, 2002).
Some Asian groups have been in the U.S for many generations while others are relatively recent immigrants in comparison.
For a discussion on demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the 11 largest Asian groups in the U.S, see the Census 2000 Special Report We the People: Asians in the United States.