With that in mind, below are statistics and demographics from the 2000 Census on how the eight largest Asian American ethnic groups compare with each other and with the other major racial/ethnic groups in the U. To view the full-size table of statistics, click on the graphic below.
Once the table appears, you can click on a column heading to sort up or down. In general, the results tend to show that once again, contrary to the perception that all Asian Americans are the same, there are significant differences among different Asian groups.
Several Asian groups are doing very well and in fact, consistently outperform Whites on many measures of socioeconomic achievement.
On the other hand, a few Asian groups may exhibit a few very positive achievements but on the whole, do not possess the same attainment levels of other Asian groups and Whites.
The results also show that while Filipinos have the lowest Poverty rates, Native Americans have the highest (slightly higher than Blacks).
This reflects the dire situation of many Native Americans who still live on reservations that offer little employment and opportunities for socioeconomic mobility.
These groups of color are joined by Cambodians, Hmong, and Laotians (and to a lesser extent, Vietnamese), all of whose relatively low achievement rates are undoubtedly due to their refugee status.