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Asian Americans Fastest Growing Ethnic Group

World Journal, Posted: Mar 05, 2009

NEW YORK -- The Census Bureau released its most recent survey Tuesday, which shows that the Asian American population is the fastest growing of all ethnic groups. The World Journal reports that as of 2007, there were 15.2 million Asians in the United States. Percentage growth of the Asian population between 2006 and 2007, the highest of any race group during that time period. Asian Americans were also the most educated, according to the report. Among Asians over 25 years old, 50 percent have a Bachelors degree, compared with only 28 percent of the total U.S. population. About 20 percent of Asian Americans hold Masters degrees, which is twice of the national average. Among all Asian Ameicans, Indians have the highest education and income level. Nearly 70 percent of Indians in the United States have Bachelors degrees and the average annual income of Indian families is $83,820.

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