ABSTRACT

From the Mideast to the Pacific: A Profile of the Nation's Asian Foreign-born Population   [open pdf - 103KB]

"In 1997, 6.8 million of the nation's foreignborn residents were born in Asia, up from 5.0 million in 1990. The increase represented a continuation of this population's rapid growth since 1970, when it numbered about 800,000. The total tripled in the 1970s, then doubled in the 1980s. Asian-born residents comprised 27 percent of the country's foreign-born population in 1997, not significantly different from 1990 when they comprised 26 percent. Their share doubled from 9 percent in 1970 to 19 percent in 1980. In 1997, the five largest contributors to the nation's Asian-born population were China, India, Korea, the Philippines and Vietnam.1 For all but Korea, the number of people hailing from each nation rose significantly from 1990 to 1997."

Report Number:
Census Brief CENBR/00-4
Publisher:
Date:
2000-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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