U.S. Census 2000, Cambodian Population, by State

(1990 Total is in Parentheses)

Compiled by Mark E. Pfeifer, PhD

Total Number of Cambodians in 50 states and District of Columbia - 171937 (149047)

1. California – 70232 (71178)

2. Massachusetts – 19696 (13849)

3. Washington - 13899 (10757)

4. Pennsylvania – 8531 (5301)

5. Texas - 6852 (6475)

6. Minnesota – 5530 (3209)

7. Rhode Island – 4522 (3666)

8. Virginia - 4423 (3956)

9. New York - 2973 (3746)

10. Georgia – 2905 (1810)

11. Illinois - 2879 (2686)

12. Ohio - 2725 (2265)

13. Oregon - 2569 (2224)

14. Florida - 2447 (1327)

15. Connecticut – 2377 (1168)

16. North Carolina - 2232 (1640)

17. Maryland - 1921 (1954)

18. Colorado – 1451 (981)

19. Utah - 1332 (1061)

20. Michigan - 1306 (634)

21. Maine - 1162

22. Arizona – 1149

23. Tennessee - 1139

24. Kansas – 732

25. Wisconsin – 726

26. Missouri - 687

27. Iowa - 656

28. New Jersey - 651

29. Indiana - 565

30. Alabama - 552

31. South Carolina - 538

32. Nevada - 464

33. Kentucky - 314

34. Louisiana - 310

35. New Hampshire - 303

36. Oklahoma - 250

37. Hawaii - 235

38. Alaska – 142

39. Nebraska - 107

40. Vermont - 72

41. Idaho - 70

42. South Dakota - 63

43. Mississippi - 59

44. New Mexico - 42

45. Delaware - 29

46. Arkansas – 23

46. North Dakota – 23

47. West Virginia - 10

48. Wyoming - 19

49. Montana – 9

District of Columbia - 34


TOP 50 METROPOLITAN AREAS BY CAMBODIAN POPULATION

U.S. Census 2000

Compiled by Mark E. Pfeifer, PhD

1. Los Angeles--Riverside--Orange County, CA CMSA; California - 36233

2. Boston--Worcester--Lawrence, MA--NH--ME--CT CMSA; Massachusetts - 17301

3. Seattle--Tacoma--Bremerton, WA CMSA; Washington - 12391

4. San Francisco--Oakland--San Jose, CA CMSA; California - 10552

5. Stockton--Lodi, CA MSA; California - 9313

6. Philadelphia--Wilmington--Atlantic City, PA--NJ--DE--MD CMSA; Pennsylvania - 7790

7. Providence--Fall River--Warwick, RI--MA MSA; Rhode Island - 6330

8. Washington--Baltimore, DC--MD--VA--WV CMSA; Virginia - 4555

9. San Diego, CA MSA; California - 4314

10. Fresno, CA MSA; California - 4178

11. Minneapolis--St. Paul, MN--WI MSA; Minnesota - 4149

12. New York--Northern New Jersey--Long Island, NY--NJ--CT--PA CMSA; New York - 4060

13. Dallas--Fort Worth, TX CMSA; Texas - 3310

14. Modesto, CA MSA; California - 2959

15. Chicago--Gary--Kenosha, IL--IN--WI CMSA; Illinois - 2764

16. Atlanta, GA MSA; Georgia - 2727

17. Houston--Galveston--Brazoria, TX CMSA; Texas - 2648

18. Portland--Salem, OR--WA CMSA; Oregon - 2360

19. Columbus, OH MSA; Ohio - 1464

20. Sacramento--Yolo, CA CMSA; California - 1336

21. Richmond--Petersburg, VA MSA; Virginia - 1331

22. Denver--Boulder--Greeley, CO CMSA; Colorado - 1270

23. Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC MSA; North Carolina - 1115

24. Phoenix--Mesa, AZ MSA; Arizona - 1026

25. Salt Lake City--Ogden, UT MSA; Utah - 1011

26. Rochester, MN MSA; Minnesota - 973

27. Grand Rapids--Muskegon--Holland, MI MSA; Michigan - 880

28. Charlotte--Gastonia--Rock Hill, NC--SC MSA; North Carolina - 789

29. Tampa--St. Petersburg--Clearwater, FL MSA; Florida - 682

30. Portland, ME MSA; Maine - 661

31. Bakersfield, CA MSA; California - 569

32. Wichita, KS MSA; Kansas - 543

33. Cincinnati--Hamilton, OH--KY--IN CMSA; Ohio - 528

34. Cleveland--Akron, OH CMSA; Ohio - 525

35. Memphis, TN--AR--MS MSA; Tennessee - 515

36. Hartford, CT MSA; Connecticut - 513

37. Greenville--Spartanburg--Anderson, SC MSA; South Carolina - 439

38. Mobile, AL MSA; Alabama - 429

39. Nashville, TN MSA; Tennessee - 427

40. Las Vegas, NV--AZ MSA; Nevada - 418

41. Lancaster, PA MSA; Pennsylvania - 408

42. Harrisburg--Lebanon--Carlisle, PA MSA; Pennsylvania - 399

43. Rochester, NY MSA; New York - 392

44. Madison, WI MSA; Wisconsin - 376

45. Des Moines, IA MSA; Iowa - 358

45. Norfolk--Virginia Beach--Newport News, VA--NC MSA; Virginia - 358

46. Austin--San Marcos, TX MSA; Texas - 356

47. Kansas City, MO--KS MSA; Missouri - 336

48. Detroit--Ann Arbor--Flint, MI CMSA; Michigan - 302

49. Columbia, MO MSA; Missouri - 260

50. Honolulu, HI MSA; Hawaii - 206


CAMBODIAN-AMERICAN SOCIOECONOMIC DATA

In recent weeks, the U.S. Census has released national level socioeconomic and educational 2000 census data for
Cambodians in the United States. The following are highlights from this long-awaited data. The comparable 1990
figure is in parentheses.

U.S. Cambodians Median Family Income 2000 - $36,155 ($18,800)

% U.S. Cambodians with Public Assistance Income in 2000 – 22.4% (51%)

% U.S. Cambodian Families Below the Poverty Level in 2000 – 26.6% (42%)

% U.S. Cambodian Population in Owner Occupied Housing in 2000 – 46.6% (23.0)

Industry Distribution by Percent of U.S. Cambodian Population (2000 Figures only)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining - 0.7

Construction – 1.7

Manufacturing – 36.6

Wholesale trade – 3.3

Retail trade – 11.0

Transportation and warehousing, and utilities – 3.0 Information - 2.3

Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing – 3.8

Professional, scientific, management, administrative, waste management services - 6.5

Educational, health and social services – 10.9

Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services – 13.2

Other services (except public administration) – 5.1

Public administration – 1.9

Occupational Distribution by Percent of U.S. Cambodian Population (2000 Figures only)

Management, professional, and related occupations – 17.8

Service occupations – 15.9

Sales and office occupations – 23.5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations - 0.5

Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations - 5.5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations - 36.8

Educational Attainment of U.S. Cambodian Population 25 Years and Over by Percent (2000 Figures only)

Less than 9th grade – 37.3

9th to 12th grade, no diploma – 16.1

High school graduate (includes equivalency) – 18.8

Some college, no degree – 13.4

Associate degree – 5.2

Bachelor's degree – 6.9

Graduate or professional degree – 2.3

Percent high school graduate or higher – 46.7

Percent bachelor's degree or higher – 9.2

Further Questions about accessing this census data may be sent to hmongstudies@yahoo.com.

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