Asian/American Center, Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367

(718) 997-3050

 

ETHNIC DISTRIBUTION AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE IN

MANHATTAN

 

 

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 Manhattan, 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 Manhattan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Population

1,487,536

1,537,195

49,659

3.3

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

     White

726,755

703,873

-22,882

-3.1

45.8

     Black

261,120

234,698

-26,422

-10.1

15.3

     Hispanic

386,630

417,816

31,186

8.1

27.2

           Puerto Rican

154,978

119,718

-35,260

-22.8

7.8

           Other

231,652

298,098

66,446

28.7

19.4

     Asian

110,026

144,538

34,512

31.4

9.4

           Asian Indian

7,395

14,630

7,235

97.8

1.0

           Bangladeshi

473

819

346

73.2

.1

           Cambodian

76

67

-9

-11.8

.0

           Chinese

71,723

86,974

15,251

21.3

5.7

           Filipino

8,116

8,654

538

6.6

.6

           Indonesian

248

297

49

19.8

.0

           Japanese

10,820

14,325

3,505

32.4

.9

           Korean

6,183

10,848

4,665

75.4

.7

           Malaysian

290

448

158

54.5

.0

           Pakistani

870

952

82

9.4

.1

           Sri Lanka

168

276

108

64.3

.0

           Thai

659

828

169

25.6

.1

           Vietnamese

787

1,370

583

74.1

.1

           Other

2,218

4,050

1,832

82.6

.3

     American Indian and Alaska Native

2,793

2,465

-328

-11.7

.2

     Other

3,932

5,536

1,604

40.8

.4

 

Source:  New York City Department of City Planning