The United States has many immigrants, and they come from a lot of countries around the world. The last years the population of Asian Americans has had a strong demographic growth; thus, they were already 20.4 million people in 2015. This is a very diverse population, and the 19 biggest ethnic groups account for 94 percent of the total Asian population in the United States. Each group has its own language, history, and culture. This population has good indicators on human development, and they have substantial economic incomes and high levels of education.

In both cases, they surpass the US average.

They will surpass Hispanics

The Asian American population increased 72 percent from 2000 until 2015, so, Asians have the highest population growth in the US. Hispanics grew 60 percent during that period, thus, becoming the ethnic group with the second highest population growth. Half of the 19 Asian groups more than doubled in population since 2000 until 2015, and the Bhutanese, Nepalese, and Burmese had the top growth. On the other hand, Laotians and Japanese had the slowest population growth.

The Chinese are the largest ethnic group among Asians

In 2015, the people of Chinese origin in the US were 4.9 million. The next position was for the people of Indian descent, they were four million inhabitants, and the Filipinos reached 3.9 million.

The Vietnamese were almost two million residents. The Asians have included 25 percent of all the immigrants that have come to America since 1965. Almost 60 percent of Asian Americans were born in another nation. Asians grow so fast that they will become the largest immigrant group, they will surpass Hispanics in 2055. We can also see that the Asian illegals are 13 percent of the more than 11 million illegals that live in the United States.

There are 500,000 unauthorized immigrants from India, 325,000 come from China, 180,000 are from the Philippines, and 160,000 come from Korea.

Good social and economic indicators

The typical Asian family makes $73,060 per year, and this is more than the US average of $53,600. There are also big differences in income among Asians.

The Indian families make an average of $100,000 per year while the Burmese make just $36,000. Poverty among Asians is just 12.1 percent, which is less than the US average of 15.1 percent. Asians have good academic indicators, 51 percent of them have at least a bachelor's degree, while the US average is just 30 percent. Indians have the highest academic level, 72 percent of them have at least a bachelor's degree.