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0.9% of the population are Asian Indians: US Census Bureau report

india Updated: Feb 21, 2012 16:05 IST

A report from the US Census bureau about Asians and Indians living in the United States: Indian Americans are the third largest Asian American ethnic group today, followed by Chinese Americans and Filipino American.



Based on the results of the 2010 US Census by the US Census Bureau, the population of Asian Indians in the United States grew from almost 1,678,765 in 2000 to 2,843,391 in 2010: a growth rate of 69.37%, the highest for any Asian American community. According to the results of the 2010 census, Indians are a large ethnic group of Asian Americans.

The metropolitan areas with large Indian American populations are The Greater New York City Combined Statistical Area, Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Boston,Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Francisco/San Jose/Oakland.

The number of Indian students studying in USA has gone up to 103,260 from 94,563 in year 2010-11. The studenta choose to study in the unversities either in the east coast area or mid-west area in US.

Indians and other Asians, have one of the highest educational qualifications compared to all ethnic groups in the US. Almost 67% of all Indians have a bachelor’s or high degree. Almost 40% of all Indians in the United States have a master’s, doctorate or other professional degree.

Out of the total U.S. population, 9.8% speak a language other than English at home, but also speak English "very well."


39.4% of Asians speak another language at home and additionally speak English "very well."


57.6% of Indian Asians spoke another language at home, and spoke English "very well".

Communities of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, Parsis, and Jews from India have established their religions in the United States. Now many Sikh Gurudwaras, Hindu, Buddhist and Jain Temples have been built in all the 50 states.