Asian/American Center, Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367

(718) 997-3050

 

ETHNIC DISTRIBUTION AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE IN

NEW YORK CITY

 

 

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 New York City, 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 New York City

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Population

7,322,564

8,008,278

685,714

9.4

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

     White

3,163,125

2,801,267

-361,858

-11.4

35.0

     Black

1,847,049

1,962,154

115,105

6.2

24.5

     Hispanic

1,783,511

2,160,554

377,043

21.1

27.0

           Puerto Rican

896,763

789,172

-107,591

-12.0

9.9

           Other

886,748

1,371,382

484,634

54.7

17.1

     Asian

509,955

787,047

277,092

54.3

9.8

           Asian Indian

94,590

170,899

76,309

80.7

2.1

           Bangladeshi

4,955

19,148

14,193

286.4

.2

           Cambodian

2,565

1,771

-794

-31.0

.0

           Chinese

238,919

361,531

122,612

51.3

4.5

           Filipino

43,229

54,993

11,764

27.2

.7

           Indonesian

1,443

2,263

820

56.8

.0

           Japanese

16,828

22,636

5,808

34.5

.3

           Korean

69,718

86,473

16,755

24.0

1.1

           Malaysian

845

1,368

523

61.9

.0

           Pakistani

13,501

24,099

10,598

78.5

.3

           Sri Lanka

811

2,033

1,222

150.7

.0

           Thai

3,944

4,169

225

5.7

.1

           Vietnamese

8,400

11,334

2,934

34.9

.1

           Other

10,207

24,330

14,123

138.4

.3

     American Indian and Alaska Native

17,871

17,321

-550

-3.1

.2

     Other

21,157

58,775

37,618

177.8

.7

 

Source:  New York City Department of City Planning