White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Key Facts and Figures

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 3.05 million; 8.1 percent live in poverty; 4.4 percent are unemployed; 8.2 percent haven't graduated high school; 8.8 percent have only a high school degree; 10.7 percent have some college education; 32.5 percent have a bachelor's degree; 39.7 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

BANGLADESHI: Population is 146,612; 27.9 percent live in poverty; 5.0 percent are unemployed; 19.2 percent haven't graduated high school; 18.1 percent have only a high school degree; 18.0 percent have some college education; 23.4 percent have a bachelor's degree; 21.3 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

CAMBODIAN: Population is 256,956; 20.8 percent live in poverty; 6.8 percent are unemployed; 35.2 percent haven't graduated high school; 23.3 percent have only a high school degree; 24.1 percent have some college education; 13.1 percent have a bachelor's degree; 4.2 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

CHINESE: Population is 3.66 million; 15.4 percent live in poverty; 3.9 percent are unemployed; 18.4 percent haven't graduated high school; 14.3 percent have only a high school degree; 14.7 percent have some college education; 25.5 percent have a bachelor's degree; 27.1 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

FILIPINO: Population is 2.66 million; 7.1 percent live in poverty; 5.3 percent are unemployed; 7.6 percent haven't graduated high school; 15.2 percent have only a high school degree; 29.2 percent have some college education; 39.2 percent have a bachelor's degree; 8.8 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

HMONG: Population is 265,415; 27.4 percent live in poverty; 7.3 percent are unemployed; 32.1 percent haven't graduated high school; 24.5 percent have only a high school degree; 28.4 percent have some college education; 11.0 percent have a bachelor's degree; 4.0 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

INDONESIAN: Population is 65,208; 14.4 percent live in poverty; 5.9 percent are unemployed; 5.0 percent haven't graduated high school; 19.8 percent have only a high school degree; 27.2 percent have some college education; 30.3 percent have a bachelor's degree; 17.7 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

JAPANESE: Population is 780,210; 8.5 percent live in poverty; 2.4 percent are unemployed; 4.8 percent haven't graduated high school; 19.0 percent have only a high school degree; 27.2 percent have some college education; 31.8 percent have a bachelor's degree; 17.2 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

KOREAN: Population is 1.45 million; 14.9 percent live in poverty; 4.0 percent are unemployed; 7.7 percent haven't graduated high school; 18.4 percent have only a high school degree; 20.3 percent have some college education; 34.3 percent have a bachelor's degree; 19.3 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

LAOTIAN: Population is 212,340; 20.0 percent live in poverty; 8.0 percent are unemployed; 30.2 percent haven't graduated high school; 32.2 percent have only a high school degree; 25.3 percent have some college education; 9.4 percent have a bachelor's degree; 3.0 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

PAKISTANI: Population is 366,407; 16.4 percent live in poverty; 5.3 percent are unemployed; 12.3 percent haven't graduated high school; 14.4 percent have only a high school degree; 19.2 percent have some college education; 30.3 percent have a bachelor's degree; 23.8 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

THAI: Population is 182,708; 17.0 percent live in poverty; 4.8 percent are unemployed; 18.2 percent haven't graduated high school; 17.0 percent have only a high school degree; 21.7 percent have some college education; 26.8 percent have a bachelor's degree; 16.3 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

VIETNAMESE: Population is 1.68 million; 15.8 percent live in poverty; 5.1 percent are unemployed; 29.2 percent haven't graduated high school; 21.6 percent have only a high school degree; 23.5 percent have some college education; 18.7 percent have a bachelor's degree; 7.0 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

POLYNESIANS: Population is 341,077; 22.0 percent live in poverty; 9.0 percent are unemployed; 12.3 percent haven't graduated high school; 38.6 percent have only a high school degree; 34.3 percent have some college education; 10.1 percent have a bachelor's degree; 4.7 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

NATIVE HAWAIIANS: Population is 175,299; 20.8 percent live in poverty; 7.9 percent are unemployed; 9.8 percent haven't graduated high school; 40.0 percent have only a high school degree; 32.3 percent have some college education; 12.4 percent have a bachelor's degree; 5.5 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

SAMOANS: Population is 103,079; 21.7 percent live in poverty; 9.7 percent are unemployed; 13.7 percent haven't graduated high school; 38.1 percent have only a high school degree; 37.5 percent have some college education; 6.7 percent have a bachelor's degree; 4.1 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

MICRONESIANS: Population is 131,289; 24.6 percent live in poverty; 10.0 percent are unemployed; 18.6 percent haven't graduated high school; 34.0 percent have only a high school degree; 35.5 percent have some college education; 7.5 percent have a bachelor's degree; 4.4 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

GUAMANIANS OR CHAMORROS: Population is 72,738; 12.5 percent live in poverty; 8.7 percent are unemployed; 14.0 percent haven't graduated high school; 32.2 percent have only a high school degree; 37.6 percent have some college education; 9.5 percent have a bachelor's degree; 6.7 percent have a graduate or professional degree.

SOURCES: 2012 American Community Survey http://factfinder.census.gov