Asians in General
14.4 million - Number of U.S. residents in July 2005 who said they were Asian or Asian in combination with one or more other races. This is 5% of the total US population. California had the largest population (4.9 million) of people of this group.
3% - Growth of the Asian population between 2004 and 2005, the highest of any race group during that time period.
3.3 million are of Chinese descent; Filipinos (2.8 million), Asian Indians (2.5 million), Vietnamese (1.5 million), Koreans (1.4 million) and Japanese (1.2 million).
49% - Asians 25 and older who have a bachelor's degree or higher (27% for all people 25 and over).
86% - Asians 25 and older who have at least a high school diploma (84% for all people 25 and over).
20% - Asians 25 and older who have a graduate/professional degree (10% for all people 25 and over).
Income, Poverty and Health Insurance
$61,094 - median household income for single-race Asians in 2005; highest among all race groups. For Asian Indians the median income in 2005 was $73,575; Vietnamese Americans, $50,925.
11.1% - poverty rate for single-race Asians in 2005 (this is up from 9.8% in 2004).
17.9% - single-race Asians without health insurance coverage in 2005 (up from 16.5% in 2004).
1.1 million - number of businesses owned by Asian Americans in 2002
2.2 million - number of people employed by an Asian-owned business. 46% of all Asian-owned firms were either Chinese-owned or Asian Indian-owned.
Cities with highest Asian-owned firms - New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu and San Francisco
About 64% of Chinese Americans are foreign born.
About 75% of Vietnamese Americans are foreign born.
About 56% of Filipino Americans are foreign born.
(Source: US Census 2000)
Fast Facts - Charitable Giving
Scope of the Nonprofit Sector in the U.S. The following is from the Independent Sector (last updated 10/30/09).
* There are over 1.9 million nonprofit organizations in the U.S.
* The majority of these organizations (1.5 million) make up the "independent sector". The Independent Sector includes 501(c)(3) (public charities, private foundations, and religious congregations) and 501(c)(4) (social/welfare/advocacy organizations).
* There are 1.4 million 501(c)(3) organizations.
* There are nearly 140,000 501(c)(4) organizations.
* From 1995 to 2005, the number of charitable organizations registering with the IRS has grown by 53%.
* In 2005, nonprofits employed 12.9 million individuals, or approximately 9.7% of the U.S. economy. This is greater than the number of people employd by the financial activities sector.
U.S. Charitable Giving. The following are statistics from Giving USA 2009:
* Individual giving is the largest component of charitable contributions. Individuals gave $229.28 billion, or 75% of total giving in 2008.
* Charitable bequests were $22.66 billion in 2008. They make up 7% of total giving.
* Corporate giving is projected to decrease 4.5% to $14.5 billion.
* Foundation grantmaking, according to Foundation Center, was $41.21 billion.
* Religious organizations received 35% of total giving, education organization received 13%, followed by foundations, health (7%), public-society benefit subsectors (8%), arts/culture/humanities (4%), international affairs (4%) and environment/animals (2%).