Census: Asian-Indian Population Explodes Across U.S.

Census: Asian-Indian Population Explodes Across U.S.

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The nation’s Indian American population has exploded over the past decade, far outpacing the growth of other Asian groups, according to newly released 2010 Census data.

Indians have surpassed Filipinos as the nation's second-largest Asian population after Chinese, the data show. In 19 of the first 26 states (including Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico) for which figures have been released, Indians have emerged as the largest Asian subgroup, with especially large majorities in the Midwest and South.

New York and Florida, once the biggest magnets for Indian immigrants, have been replaced by California, especially the area around Silicon Valley. According to the detailed Census demographic analysis released Thursday, California’s Indian population climbed 68 percent from 2000 to 2010, to 528,000 people, making it by far the largest Asian Indian community in the U.S.

New York state's Asian Indian population, meanwhile, grew by a healthy 24.6 percent over the 10-year period, to 313,000.

Six of the top 10 cities that have at least 10,000 Asian Indian residents are in California : Cupertino, Fremont, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara, all in Silicon Valley; and Livingston and Yuba City, rural communities with large concentrations of Sikh farmers. In each city, at least one in seven residents are Asian Indian. "The growth in population is because of job opportunities and better education," says Raj Bhanot, a tax auditor for the state.

California’s Indian-American population has now surpassed the Japanese and Korean communities in size, notes Hans Johnson, a demographer at the Public Policy Institute of California. “We know from other data that it’s the best-educated population—more likely, for example, to be college-educated than whites.”

Chinese continue to be California’s biggest Asian group, with 1.25 million people.

In the South, meanwhile, the Indian American population increased by more than 80 percent in four states—Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky—and more than doubled in a fifth state, Georgia.

The population of Indian Americans in Florida rose from 70,740 in 2000 to 128,735 in 2010, an increase of 82 percent. Indians are the largest Asian group in Florida, far ahead of Filipinos, at 90,223.

In Georgia, the number of Asian Indians surged to 96,116, versus 46,132 in 2000. The next largest Asian populations were Koreans (52, 431), and Chinese and Vietnamese (virtually tied at around 45,000).

In South Carolina, where Nikki Haley, the daughter of Sikh immigrants, is governor, the Asian Indian population grew from 8,856 to 15,941. Filipinos are the second-largest Asian group, at 10,053, and Chinese third at 9,686.

The Asian groups listed separately in newly released census data are: Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese. All other Asians were grouped together in the “Other Asian” category, unless listed in mixed race cohorts.




 

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Anonymous

Posted Jul 1 2011

Horrible news! A more criminal and non-contributing immigrant group than Indians is hard to find. This will cost America dearly in the long run. Indian immigration in Europe has been a disaster and is costing every tax payer far more than they contribut to the country. Indians also top the list amongst the highest criminal group only surpassed by Africans. Chinese don't commit as many evident crimes as Indians, but are notorious tax evaders and simply don't contribute or work for the overall good of society. This is such bad news.

Anonymous

Posted Jul 14 2011

I just wonder if the Asian element of US population is removed, who will work here?

Anonymous

Posted Aug 15 2011

100%agree with u,these motherfuckers are growing like virus every where in the world.I wish I could throw them back to their cheap dirty india............

Anonymous

Posted Aug 15 2011

The reason indians are growing all over gulf, europe and USA because they are very supporting to thier own community.Naturewise mean, coward,flattery,nice from otuside and slow poisoning...Can suck balls of any body for their purpose..........

Anonymous

Posted Aug 29 2011

Woah. Indian people are Nice. You're crazy. I'm white so I'm not taking any sides, you're just a jackass who probably talked shit to an Indian and got your ass kicked

Anonymous

Posted Sep 3 2011

I am an Indian who lives in america, and I feel sorry for those who have bad to say about us. I like white people very much, they are helpful and nice. And We, as Indians r taught nevr to insult or speak bad of any1, bcoz now THAT is the true sign of COWARDICE. and, yes AMERICA is my country as well, and so I cant speak bad of my fellow citizens. Take care and b a better person. :) :)
Best wishes.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 3 2011

I am an Indian who lives in america, and I feel sorry for those who have bad to say about us. I like white people very much, they are helpful and nice. And We, as Indians r taught nevr to insult or speak bad of any1, bcoz now THAT is the true sign of COWARDICE. and, yes AMERICA is my country as well, and so I cant speak bad of my fellow citizens. Take care and b a better person. :) :)
Best wishes.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 15 2011

FYI.. Indians are highly educated and highest paid in America...they don't spread like virus, but America needs them!

Anonymous

Posted Oct 31 2011

without indians world not develop

Anonymous

Posted Jan 14 2012

I have nothing against ethnic groups. What I am against is a single group, the middle class paying the bulk of the taxes to support groups that believe that are owed a free ride. Your ancestors were paid in full. We are in the 21st century… grow up support your own families. I personally have not committed any crime against these groups… why, year after year am I paying for these groups for a free ride. When I got married and moved out of my parents’ house with eleven dollars and got my own job. I put myself through college, bought a home and take care of my family. I think everyone should pay taxes, buy your own white pickup, pay taxes on your businesses (gambling), and earn your educational credits. We are all Americans and live in America, we should all pay our own way in society. You choose to be poor or have less… if you want something… earn it.

Anonymous

Posted Jan 19 2012

I am an Indian immigrant, i believe in the American Way. Work hard you get somewhere. For those that are spewing BS and hatred i feel sorry for you. Get your booty out of the house and work hard you may feel differently.

Anonymous

Posted Jan 19 2012

I am an Indian immigrant, i believe in the American Way. Work hard you get somewhere. For those that are spewing BS and hatred i feel sorry for you. Get your booty out of the house and work hard you may feel differently.

Anonymous

Posted Feb 11 2012

To whoever who speaks ill of Indians... lol it sounds like a jealous joke. If you have the balls fight it... don't just pass cowardly statements and curse, it just reflects how 'LOWLY' you are. hahaha I can't stop laughing reading your ridiculously funny comments, since it only reflects your 'complex' and ' lack of capabilities'
America is the original land of the Native Red Indians, after which all others are IMMIGRANTS in the true sense. That's the beauty of America!! But rascals like you create haltered and ill feelings!!
Go GET SOME HELP!! lol be ashamed!! hahah jack ass joker!!

Anonymous

Posted Feb 13 2012

I welcome the Asian Indian population growth in the USA. The Indians are in general a wonderful, hardworking and education minded people. It is great to have them be part of the fabric of America.

Anonymous

Posted Feb 19 2012

Yea if you want a smelly and disease ridden country.

Anonymous

Posted Feb 19 2012

Yea if you want a smelly and disease ridden country.

Anonymous

Posted Feb 23 2012

THEY ARE THE REASON WHY AMERICA CAN AFFORD FOOD STAMPS AND OTHER REFORMS COZ THEY ARE THE ONE WHO PAYS MAXIMUM TAXES

Anonymous

Posted Apr 10 2012

I am an American and I like Indians. They are one of the most educated and modest group I have come across

Anonymous

Posted Apr 16 2012

If Indians are hardworking and industrious people, why can't they uplift their own country. India is a cesspool, just as it was in the past before its Independence from Britain. Indians move to the US and Europe because they know that are just not going to make it in their own country which is populated by crooks, murderers, goons and all that is despicable.

Anonymous

Posted Apr 16 2012

If Indians are hardworking and industrious people, why can't they uplift their own country. India is a cesspool, just as it was in the past before its Independence from Britain. Indians move to the US and Europe because they know that are just not going to make it in their own country which is populated by crooks, murderers, goons and all that is despicable.

Anonymous

Posted May 6 2012

I can't believe all the hate and ignorance in these comments. Indian-Americans (I am not one) are among the most educated and accomplished ethnic groups in the U.S. These fools below must hate them because they are neither as intelligent or successful. THEY are what's wrong with this country today.

Anonymous

Posted Jun 5 2012

I hate their stupid head bobble

Anonymous

Posted Jun 19 2012

I hate Indians, their smelly food and their irritating accents. They are also very racist -- they adore white people but they despise Latinos and blacks.

Anonymous

Posted Jun 22 2012

Hi Haters keep hating have u ever seen an Indian collecting food stamps u thankless bums....
With the recent wave of highly educated Indian professionals, Indian Americans continuously outpace most ethnic groups socioeconomically to reach the summit of the U.S. Census charts.[18] Indian Americans, along with other Asian Americans, have one of the highest educational levels of all ethnic groups in the U.S. Almost 67% of all Indians have a bachelor's or high degree (compared to 28% nationally and 44% average for all Asian American groups). Almost 40% of all Indians in the United States have a master’s, doctorate or other professional degree, which is five times the national average.[19][20] Thomas Friedman, in his recent book, The World is Flat, explains this trend in terms of brain drain, whereby the best and brightest elements in India emigrate to the U.S. in order to seek better financial opportunities.[21]

Educational Attainment: 2010[22]
(25 and Older)


Ethnicity

Bachelor's Degree
or Higher


Indian

70.8%


Egyptian

67.2%


Pakistani

53.2%


Bangladeshi

48.6%


Iranian

63.9%


Asian

49.9%


Non-Hispanic White

29.5%


Total US Population

28.2%

[edit] Economics

Main article: Model minority

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Indian Americans had the highest household income of all ethnic groups in the United States.

According to the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, there are close to 35,000 Indian American doctors.[23]

Among Indian Americans, 72.3% participate in the U.S. work force, of which 57.7% are employed in managerial and professional specialties.[24] As of 2010 66.3% of Indian Americans are employed in select professional and managerial specialties compared with the national average of 35.9%.[25]

In 2002, there were over 223,000 Asian Indian-owned firms in the U.S., employing more than 610,000 workers, and generating more than $88 billion in revenue.[26]

Median Household Income: 2010


Ethnicity[27]

Household Income


Indians

$90,711


Iranian

$64,366


Egyptian

$60,098


Pakistani

$59,557


Non-Hispanic White

$52,480


Total US Population

$50,046

Anonymous

Posted Jun 27 2012

Indians spread like pests, why can't they just live in India instead of going to other countries??

Anonymous

Posted Jul 9 2012

Indian are taking American Jobs from Americans. ... Plainly put. They are concentrated in the most highly paid field, Technology. America has not trained it's children to fit the need of today's and tomorrow's technology. Therefore the Indian has stepped in to feel the void, and they are here to stay. .......America is lost....In 20 years you will bearly recongnize this land of ours, the Indians will rule..

Anonymous

Posted Jul 13 2012

You racist assholes. People would never say this racist shit in Canada. Why?Because we have all realized that we're all immigrants, and we know how to live together peacefully. BTW India was a very rich country before you white people came and took every thing from her.

Anonymous

Posted Jul 13 2012

You racist assholes. People would never say this racist shit in Canada. Why?Because we have all realized that we're all immigrants, and we know how to live together peacefully. BTW India was a very rich country before you white people came and took every thing from her.

Anonymous

Posted Jul 23 2012

haters gonna hate .. lets get back to work. ( I'm an Indian Immigrant )

Anonymous

Posted Aug 14 2012

oh! my god please let America prosper. America is a land of brave and free.Please for god sake hold on to your filthy comments . Indian asian americans are the brightest community in usa.
The soft ware companies are run by indians. Please love mankind. peace be with you :)

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