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5/26/2005

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Census profiles show less english ability, larger households And more recent population growth for asian americans In all new york city boroughs than for general populations



Asian American Federation Analysis Also Reveals Borough-to-Borough Diversity

NEW YORK – Asian American populations in all New York City boroughs in 2000 had lower English skills, larger households and higher recent growth rates than general borough populations, according to census-based borough profiles released today by the Asian American Federation of New York, a nonprofit leadership organization.

At the same time, despite these and other shared characteristics, the demographic portraits point out major differences among and within Asian borough populations.

Based on 2000 and 1990 census results, including recently released data, the borough profiles (at www.aafny.org) are part of a series of population profiles prepared by the Federation’s Census Information Center (CIC).

Analysis of the new profiles reveals the following traits common to Asian populations in all boroughs (referring to Census 2000 data unless stated otherwise):

On the other hand, Asian borough populations were diverse in other respects. For example, regarding 2000 census information unless noted:

The Asian American Federation of New York is a nonprofit leadership organization that works to advance the civic voice and quality of life of Asian Americans in the New York metropolitan area. Established in 1990, the Federation supports and collaborates with 35 member agencies to strengthen community services, promotes strategic philanthropy within the Asian American community, and conducts research and advocacy concerning critical issues.

The Federation’s Census Information Center (CIC) is the only such U.S. Census Bureau-designated center in the Northeast that focuses on serving Asian Americans. Opened in 2000, the center provides census information, conducts data and policy analysis, and promotes census participation. The Citigroup Foundation and the C.J. Huang Foundations have funded the center’s profile series.

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