Census Information Center Updates New York City and Asian Ethnic Census Briefs

March 24,2009 - The Federation has released updated Census Briefs for Asian Americans in New York City. The eight briefs covers Asians as a group, Bangladeshis, Chinese, Filipinos, Indians, Japanese, Koreans, and Pakistanis. The briefs cover data on growth rates, ethnic composition, immigration and citizenship status, educational attainment, English ability, poverty, income, and housing.

Some highlights:

  1. The population of Asian New Yorkers grew by 17 percent from 2000 to 2007.
  2. Limited English proficient remains a major issue in the community, especially among Bangladeshis, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, and Pakistanis.
  3. Poverty among Asian seniors was higher than among seniors in general, especially among Bangladeshi, Chinese, and Korean seniors.
  4. Asian households were more likely to spend a large portion of their incomes on housing.

For more information or to download the briefs, please visit our CIC page or email us.