Asian/American Center, Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367

(718) 997-3050

 

ETHNIC DISTRIBUTION AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE IN

STATEN ISLAND

 

 

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 Staten Island, illustrating the demographic shifts from 1990 to 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

Number

Percent

Year 2000 % of the

 

1990

2000

Change

Change

Entire Population

 

Number

Number

1990-2000

1990-2000

in Staten Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Population

378,977

443,728

64,751

17.1

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

     White

303,081

316,316

13,235

4.4

71.3

     Black

28,172

39,704

11,532

40.9

8.9

     Hispanic

30,239

53,550

23,311

77.1

12.1

           Puerto Rican

17,730

28,528

10,798

60.9

6.4

           Other

12,509

25,022

12,513

100.0

5.6

     Asian

16,856

25,071

8,215

48.7

5.7

           Asian Indian

3,902

6,493

2,591

66.4

1.5

           Bangladeshi

20

57

37

185.0

.0

           Cambodian

19

31

12

63.2

.0

           Chinese

5,105

7,490

2,385

46.7

1.7

           Filipino

3,516

4,590

1,074

30.5

1.0

           Indonesian

30

24

-6

-20.0

.0

           Japanese

226

273

47

20.8

.1

           Korean

2,931

3,440

509

17.4

.8

           Malaysian

7

23

16

228.6

.0

           Pakistani

386

992

606

157.0

.2

           Sri Lanka

200

683

483

241.5

.2

           Thai

136

136

0

0.0

.0

           Vietnamese

97

242

145

149.5

.1

           Other

281

597

316

112.5

.1

     American Indian and Alaska Native

611

599

-12

-2.0

.1

     Other

391

857

466

119.2

.2

 

Source:  New York City Department of City Planning