FASTEST GROWING GROUP
U.S. Asian American population has the fastest growth rate of any major racial or ethnic group. Asian American diaspora grew 72% between 2000 and 2015, and is estimated to be approximately 20 million, 5.6% of the total population.Six origin groups – Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese – accounted for 85% of all Asian Americans as of 2015.
HIGH EDUCATION AND INCOME
Asian Americans are the highest-income, and best-educated racial group in the U.S. About half of Asians ages 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or more, compared with 30% of general Americans population, and higher share than other ethnicities. Asian households in the U.S. had a median annual income of $73,060 in 2015, higher than the $53,600 among all U.S. households.
Seven-in-ten Asians living in the U.S. ages five and older are English proficient, and 68% also speak a language other than English at home. Large majorities of Japanese, Filipinos and Indians are especially English proficient. English-speaking Asian Americans lead other racial, ethnic groups in use of several common technologies.
Asian “Floor Culture”
Unlike Western culture, where floor is part of ground, Asian cultures revere the floor. They sit on the floor, eat on the floor, entertain guests on the floor, and sleep on the floor. Reason why you see Asians take off their shoes before entering houses.READ MORE!