State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series

Miyoung Lee, originally from Korea, holds her son, Nate, during a naturalization ceremony at the New York Public Library on July 2, 2014.

Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF and Scribd versions.

Read the full report, released on September 11, 2014.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, or AAPIs, are a significant factor in the changing demographics in the United States. But the lack of centralized and accessible data has created a large knowledge gap about this fast-growing and influential group. Data about this group have often not been available or presented in a way that is accessible to policymakers, journalists, and community-based organizations.

The Center for American Progress in conjunction with AAPI Data, a project at the University of California, Riverside, have launched a series of reports on the state of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders communities, featuring the most comprehensive research and analysis of its kind for the AAPI population in the United States. The report series will provide an unprecedented look at this community and provide new insight and analysis along various issue areas including: demographics, public opinion, immigration, education, language access and use, civic and political participation, income and poverty, labor market, consumer market and entrepreneurship, civil rights, health care, and health outcomes.

For more information, see the following fact sheets:

Karthick Ramakrishnan is a professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside. Farah Ahmad is a Policy Analyst for Progress 2050 at the Center for American Progress.