South Asian American Market

Recent coverate on the South Asian American Market

According to the US census, the overall growth rate for Indians in the United States from 1990 to 2000 was 105.87 per cent. The average growth rate for the whole of USA was only 7.6 per cent.

Indians comprise 16.4 percent of the Asian-American community. They are the third largest in the Asian American population. According to the latest US Census in the year 2000, of all the foreign born population in USA, Indians comprised 1.007 million. This equates to 3.5 per cent of the population. From 2000 onwards the growth rate and the per cent rate of Indian Americans amongst all the immigrants has increased by over 100 percent.

There are now more than 2.15 million peoples of Indian origin in America. They reflect the multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-lingual society of India. Source: Embassy of India: India-U.S. Relations

One in every twenty-six Indians in the United States is a millionaire, comprising 10% of United States millionaires. There are nearly 200,000 Indian American millionaires. Source: 2003 Merrill Lynch SA Market Study.

Indians along with other Asians, have one of the highest educational qualifications of all ethnic groups in the US. Almost 67% of all Indians have a bachelor's degree or higher (compared to 28% nationally and 44% average for all Asian American groups). Almost 40% of all Indians in the United States have a master's, doctorate or other professional degree, which is five times the national average. Source: The Indian American Centre for Political Awareness.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Indian American median family income is $61,322 which is the highest of any national origin group in the United States. This is compared to the national median family income of $41, 994. The high income clearly reflects the advanced educational levels achieved by the community.

72.3% of Indian Americans participate in the U.S. work force, of which 57.7% are employed in managerial and professional specialties. Source: Embassy of India: India-U.S. Relations.

About 300,000 Indian Americans work in technology firms in California's Silicon Valley. They account for more than 15% of high-tech startups in that region. The median income of Indian Americans in that region is estimated to be $125,000 (average $200,000) a year.

A University of California, Berkeley, study reports that one-third of the engineers in Silicon Valley are of Indian descent. Source: Silicon India Readership Survey.

The estimated annual buying power of Indian Americans in the United States is around $ 20 billion. Source: Embassy of India: India-U.S. Relations Indian Americans are increasingly beginning to take a more direct role in political activities. They have traditionally exercised the most political influence through their campaign contributions, and are actively involved in fundraising efforts for political candidates on the federal, state and local levels. As a result of these activities, together with the growing commercial interest in investment in India, the India caucus in the House of Representatives now numbers 118. Source: Embassy of India: India-U.S. Relations.

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