By the numbers

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States work hard each and everyday to support their families and communities across the country. Below are some facts and figures showing our impact.

U.S. Asian Population


Asian age 25 and older who had at least a high school diploma or equivalency in 2018


Asian age 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher level of education in 2018

Source: U.S. Census Bureau  “2018 American Community Survey

Contributions to U.S. Economy

In 2017, AAPI Households overall



in income.



in federal, state and local taxes.

AAPI Households have spending power


in spending power.


AAPI share of US total spending power.

Source: New American Economy “Spotlight on Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States

AAPI entrepreneurs & businesses


Estimated number of AAPI-owned employer firms in the United States in 2016.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau  “2016 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs

In 2015, AAPI businesses generated


in total receipts and sales.

In 2016, AAPI businesses employed more than


US workers.