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TOTAL U.S.: Population is 307 million; 13.2 percent live in poverty; 4.2 percent are unemployed; 15.0 percent haven't graduated high school; 28.5 percent have only a high school degree; 28.8 percent have some college education; 17.50 percent have a bachelor's degree; 10.2 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

ASIAN AMERICAN: Population is 15.5 million; 11.8 percent live in poverty; 3.5 percent are unemployed; 14.4 percent haven't graduated high school; 16.3 percent have only a high school degree; 20.5 percent have some college education; 29.3 percent have a bachelor's degree; 19.5 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

ASIAN INDIAN: Population is 2.73 million; 8.1 percent live in poverty; 3.6 percent are unemployed; 10.0 percent haven't graduated high school; 10.5 percent have only a high school degree; 11.3 percent have some college education; 31.9 percent have a bachelor's degree; 36.3 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

BANGLADESHI: Population is 107,728; 15.8 percent live in poverty; 3.7 percent are unemployed; 17.3 percent haven't graduated high school; 17.2 percent have only a high school degree; 16.8 percent have some college education; 27.9 percent have a bachelor's degree; 20.8 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

CAMBODIAN: Population is 240,142; 19.4 percent live in poverty; 5.9 percent are unemployed; 40.3 percent haven't graduated high school; 24.3 percent have only a high school degree; 21.4 percent have some college education; 11.0 percent have a bachelor's degree; 3.0 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

CHINESE: Population is 3.62 million; 11.3 percent live in poverty; 3.1 percent are unemployed; 18.9 percent haven't graduated high school; 14.6 percent have only a high school degree; 15.3 percent have some college education; 25.8 percent have a bachelor's degree; 25.3 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

FILIPINO: Population is 3.09 million; 6.0 percent live in poverty; 3.7 percent are unemployed; 8.2 percent haven't graduated high school; 15.7 percent have only a high school degree; 30.0 percent have some college education; 37.5 percent have a bachelor's degree; 8.6 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

HMONG: Population is 221,948; 23.2 percent live in poverty; 5.6 percent are unemployed; 39.6 percent haven't graduated high school; 19.8 percent have only a high school degree; 27.2 percent have some college education; 10.7 percent have a bachelor's degree; 2.7 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

INDONESIAN: Population is 78,999; 11.0 percent live in poverty; 4.0 percent are unemployed; 5.9 percent haven't graduated high school; 17.0 percent have only a high school degree; 32.0 percent have some college education; 28.3 percent have a bachelor's degree; 16.8 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

JAPANESE: Population is 1.30 million; 8.8 percent live in poverty; 2.9 percent are unemployed; 7.9 percent haven't graduated high school; 20.2 percent have only a high school degree; 27.0 percent have some college education; 29.8 percent have a bachelor's degree; 15.1 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

KOREAN: Population is 1.61 million; 12.6 percent live in poverty; 3.3 percent are unemployed; 10.1 percent haven't graduated high school; 19.6 percent have only a high school degree; 21.6 percent have some college education; 32.7 percent have a bachelor's degree; 16.0 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

LAOTIAN: Population is 217,175; 12.0 percent live in poverty; 6.3 percent are unemployed; 31.6 percent haven't graduated high school; 30.0 percent have only a high school degree; 24.6 percent have some college education; 11.3 percent have a bachelor's degree; 2.6 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

PAKISTANI: Population is 349,685; 15.0 percent live in poverty; 4.3 percent are unemployed; 14.6 percent haven't graduated high school; 14.5 percent have only a high school degree; 16.0 percent have some college education; 30.4 percent have a bachelor's degree; 24.5 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

THAI: Population is 219,943; 13.8 percent live in poverty; 4.3 percent are unemployed; 16.6 percent haven't graduated high school; 16.7 percent have only a high school degree; 24.2 percent have some college education; 25.6 percent have a bachelor's degree; 17.0 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

VIETNAMESE: Population is 1.73 million; 12.6 percent live in poverty; 3.8 percent are unemployed; 26.0 percent haven't graduated high school; 21.2 percent have only a high school degree; 23.4 percent have some college education; 20.0 percent have a bachelor's degree; 9.4 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

POLYNESIANS: Population is 610,684; 12.4 percent live in poverty; 4.8 percent are unemployed; 10.6 percent haven't graduated high school; 34.8 percent have only a high school degree; 37.6 percent have some college education; 11.5 percent have a bachelor's degree; 5.6 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

NATIVE HAWAIIANS: Population is 437,590; 11.0 percent live in poverty; 4.6 percent are unemployed; 8.7 percent haven't graduated high school; 35.0 percent have only a high school degree; 38.0 percent have some college education; 12.2 percent have a bachelor's degree; 6.1 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

SAMOANS: Population is 126,194; 12.9 percent live in poverty; 4.8 percent are unemployed; 16.0 percent haven't graduated high school; 34.8 percent have only a high school degree; 37.8 percent have some college education; 7.2 percent have a bachelor's degree; 4.2 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

MICRONESIANS: Population is 149,525; 18.7 percent live in poverty; 5.9 percent are unemployed; 12.0 percent haven't graduated high school; 29.9 percent have only a high school degree; 43.0 percent have some college education; 11.2 percent have a bachelor's degree; 3.9 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

GUAMANIANS OR CHAMORROS: Population is 99,176; 13.0 percent live in poverty; 5.7 percent are unemployed; 10.6 percent haven't graduated high school; 29.8 percent have only a high school degree; 42.0 percent have some college education; 12.7 percent have a bachelor's degree; 4.9 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

SOURCES: 2008 American Community Survey http://factfinder.census.gov; Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2008 http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/income_wealth/014227.html; Population estimates http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/013733.html

 
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Last Modified: 01/10/2011