Indian Americans

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Indian Americans
IndiaUnited States
Percent of population claiming Asian Indian ethnicity by state in 2010.svg
Percent of population with Indian ancestry in 2010
Total population
1.2% of the total U.S. population (2018)
Regions with significant populations
53% Hindu
18.6% Christian
8% Muslim
10% Unaffiliated
5% Sikh
2% Jain[5][6]
Related ethnic groups

Indian Americans are Americans with ancestry from India. They are a category of South Asian Americans, which are a category of Asian Americans. Indian Americans have a median household income of $120,000, higher than any other group of Americans.[7]

Indian Americans are sometimes confused with American Indians, also known as Native Americans. American Indians are not actually connected to India.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. December 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  2. Terrazas, Aaron (2010-06-09). "Indian Immigrants in the United States". Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  3. Archived December 13, 2019, at the Wayback Machine
  4. Archived February 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine see page 3
  5. "Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths". Pew Forum. 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
  6. "Pew Forum — Indian Americans' Religions". July 18, 2012. Archived from the original on September 4, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  7. "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  8. Koshy, Susan (1998). "Category Crisis: South Asian Americans and Questions of Race and Ethnicity". Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies. 7 (3): 285–320. doi:10.1353/dsp.1998.0013. ISSN 1911-1568. S2CID 143516386.