Vietnamese Demographic and Socioeconomic Data U.S.

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

U.S. Vietnamese Median Family Income 2000 - $46,929 ($29,800)

% U.S. Vietnamese with Public Assistance Income in 2000 – 10.2% (25%)

% U.S. Vietnamese Families Below the Poverty Level in 2000 – 14.3% (24%)

% U.S. Vietnamese Population in Owner Occupied Housing in 2000 – 59.6% (43.0)

Industry Distribution by Percent of U.S. Vietnamese Population (2000 Figures only) Agriculture, forestry,
fishing and hunting, and mining - 0.8 Construction - 2.3 Manufacturing - 32.2 Wholesale trade - 2.8
Retail trade - 10.2 Transportation and warehousing, and utilities - 2.7 Information - 2.7 Finance,
insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing - 4.4 Professional, scientific, management,
administrative, waste management services - 7.5 Educational, health and social services - 10.8 Arts,
entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services - 9.1 Other services (except public
administration) - 12.2 Public administration - 2.4

Occupational Distribution by Percent of U.S. Vietnamese Population (2000 Figures only) Management,
professional, related occupations - 27.0 Service occupations -19.4 Sales and office occupations - 19.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations - 0.5 Construction, extraction, maintenance occupations -5.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations - 28.1

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

Less than 9th grade – 18.2 9th to 12th grade, no diploma – 19.9 High school graduate (includes
equivalency) – 19.0 Some college, no degree – 15.9 Associate degree – 7.6 Bachelor's degree – 14.6
Graduate or professional degree – 4.9 Percent high school graduate or higher – 62.0 Percent
bachelor's degree or higher – 19.5

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