Indian Americans

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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
3,852,293[1]
1.2% of the total U.S. population (2018)
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Religion
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". migrationpolicy.org. Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  3. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-45902204 Archived December 13, 2019, at the Wayback Machine
  4. https://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acs-22.pdf 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". Projects.pewforum.org. July 18, 2012. Archived from the original on September 4, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  7. data.census.gov https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?t=013%20-%20Asian%20Indian%20alone%20(400-401):014%20-%20Bangladeshi%20alone%20(402):015%20-%20Cambodian%20alone%20(405-409):016%20-%20Chinese%20alone%20(410-419):017%20-%20Chinese%20(except%20Taiwanese)%20alone%20(410-411):018%20-%20Taiwanese%20alone%20(412-419):019%20-%20Filipino%20alone%20(420-421):020%20-%20Hmong%20alone%20(422):021%20-%20Indonesian%20alone%20(423-429):022%20-%20Japanese%20alone%20(430-439):023%20-%20Korean%20alone%20(440-441):024%20-%20Laotian%20alone%20(442):026%20-%20Pakistani%20alone%20(445):028%20-%20Thai%20alone%20(447-449):029%20-%20Vietnamese%20alone%20(450-459):073%20-%20Burmese%20alone%20(404):076%20-%20Nepalese%20alone%20(472)&tid=ACSSPP1Y2018.S0201&moe=false&tp=false&hidePreview=true. Retrieved 2020-08-18. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. Koshy, Susan. "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.