POPULATION OF HINDUS IN THE U.S.
From 1,700 people in 1900, the Hindu population in America grew to approximately 387,000 by 1980 and 1.1 million in 1997.
As of 2008, the estimated U.S. population of Hindus of Indian origin is approximately 2.29 million (mainly of Indian and Indo-Caribbean descent).
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Estimates are that there may also be as many as 1 million practicing American Hindus, not of Indian origin, in the U.S.
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Hindus are the most affluent andmost educated immigrant community in the United States.The comparison chart below illustrates this in detail. Figures in percentages unless otherwise noted.
|SOCIOECONOMICS STATISTICS AND DEMOGRAPHICS||Whites||Blacks||Hispanics
|Not Proficient in English||0.7||0.8||30.3||8.4||31.3||7||10||32.9||40.4|
|Less than High School||15.3||29.1||48.5||12.6||23.6||13.1||9.5||13.8||37.8|
|Median Personal Income||$23,640||$16,300||$14,400||$26,000||$20,000||$23,000||$26,000||$16,300||$16,000|
|Median Family Income||$48,500||$33,300||$36,000||$69,470||$58,300||$65,400||$61,630||$48,500||$51,500|
|Living in Poverty||9.4||24.9||21.4||8.2||13.1||6.9||8.6||15.5||13.8|
|In Labor Force||63.6||59.8||61.5||71||65.1||68.3||58||62||63.5|
|High Skill Occupation||21.4||12.3||9.6||51.6||41.9||29.7||32||27||22.6|
KEY &ACHIEVEMENTS OF HINDU AMERICANS
|HINDU AMERICANS IN THE U.S. TECHNOLOGY SECTOR|
|HINDU AMERICANS IN THE FIELD OF MEDICINE|
|HINDU AMERICANS IN OTHER SECTORS|
|GLOBAL HINDU DIASPORA|