Asian/American Center, Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367

(718) 997-3050

 

ETHNIC DISTRIBUTION AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE IN

BROOKLYN

 

 

In response to inquiries regarding the census, the A/AC created the following easy-to-read fact sheet that highlights each of the significant Asian ethnic groups in Brooklyn, illustrating the demographic shifts from 1990 to 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

Number

Percent

Year 2000 % of the

 

Number

Number

Change

Change

Entire Population

 

1990

2000

1990-2000

1990-2000

in Brooklyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Population

2,300,664

2,465,326

164,662

7.2

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

     White

923,229

854,532

-68,697

-7.4

34.7

     Black

797,802

848,583

50,781

6.4

34.4

     Hispanic

462,411

487,878

25,467

5.5

19.8

           Puerto Rican

274,530

213,025

-61,505

-22.4

8.6

           Other

187,881

274,853

86,972

46.3

11.1

     Asian

110,496

185,818

75,322

68.2

7.5

           Asian Indian

15,641

25,404

9,763

62.4

1.0

           Bangladeshi

1,313

3,795

2,482

189.0

.2

           Cambodian

763

494

-269

-35.3

.0

           Chinese

68,191

120,662

52,471

76.9

4.9

           Filipino

5,776

6,534

758

13.1

.3

           Indonesian

135

220

85

63.0

.0

           Japanese

1,192

2,355

1,163

97.6

.1

           Korean

6,608

6,210

-398

-6.0

.3

           Malaysian

142

227

85

59.9

.0

           Pakistani

4,949

9,903

4,954

100.1

.4

           Sri Lanka

68

141

73

107.4

.0

           Thai

370

361

-9

-2.4

.0

           Vietnamese

2,708

3,410

702

25.9

.1

           Other

2,640

6,102

3,462

131.1

.2

     American Indian and Alaska Native

5,416

4,494

-922

-17.0

.2

     Other

5,784

16,057

10,273

177.6

.7

 

Source:  New York City Department of City Planning