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US Census: Pakistani-Americans Are Young, Well-educated and Prosperous

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Over half a million Pakistani-Americans constitute the 7th largest Asian ethnic group in the United States. Pakistani-Americans are young, well-educated and prosperous. Median age for Pakistani-Americans is 31.7 years. 60% have at least a bachelor's degree. Their median household income is $87,510 a year. About 36% are US-born while the rest are foreign-born. Just under 80% are US citizens, both native and naturalized. Here are the key takeaways from US Census data recently published by USA Facts:

1. Median age of Pakistani-Americans is 31.7 years, below the 37.9 years for Asian-Americans and 38.5 for overall population. Median age is 34.8 for Indian-Americans and 32.7 for Bangladeshi-Americans.

2. Median income of Pakistani-American households is $87.51K, below $97.3K for Asian-Americans but significantly higher than $65.71K for overall population. Median income for Indian-American households $126.7K, the highest in the nation.


3. Sixty percent of Pakistani-Americans have at least a bachelor's degree, the second highest percentage among Asian ethnic groups. Indians are the best educated group with 76% having at least a bachelor's degree. The average for Asian-Americans with at least a bachelor's degree is 56%.


4. About 36% of Pakistani-Americans are US-born while the rest are foreign-born. By comparison, 29.1% of Indian-Americans and 34.3% of Asian-Americans are native-born and the rest foreign-born.

There are 18.6 million Asian Americans living in the US, making up 6% of the US population, according to the latest available census data. The data shows that, on average, Asian Americans are younger, more likely to be born abroad, and live in households with higher income than the average American.

Here's a video clip of CNN analyst Van Jones talking about Pakistani-Americans:






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FROM THE SAME STUDY. Does not surprise me, but may to many who heard how smart the Chinese are, see in reality how poorly they do in countries outside of China. They can't fudge the IQ numbers in the real free world.

Indians / Filipinos / Pakistani Americans do better than Chinese in earnings.
Indians/Pakistanis are MORE educated than the Chinese. @vi-va -@Beast @GamoAccu you and your folks are bringing our averages down. you guys make less than even the average income of all Asian Americans...


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RiazHaq

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FROM THE SAME STUDY. Does not surprise me, but may to many who heard how smart the Chinese are, see in reality how poorly they do in countries outside of China. They can't fudge the IQ numbers in the real free world.

Indians / Filipinos / Pakistani Americans do better than Chinese in earnings.
Indians/Pakistanis are MORE educated than the Chinese. @vi-va -@Beast @GamoAccu you and your folks are bringing our averages down. you guys make less than even the average income of all Asian Americans...


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China's best and the brightest stay at home. There's a lot of opportunity for them in China.


...part of the reason why you’ll see far fewer Chinese than Indians, not only as chief executives but also in the upper management tiers of large Western multinationals, is far from a positive for India. Rather, it speaks to the relative strength of the Chinese economy and areas where India continues to lag behind.

For example, large Chinese firms pay salaries to upper management that are roughly the same as or only somewhat less generous than those for similar positions in the United States, whereas Indian salaries, converted at the actual exchange rate rather than at the purchasing power of the Indian rupee, still lag behind. According to a 2014 survey by consulting firm Towers Watson, pay for top executives in China was on average more than double that in India when converted into dollars.

Also, perhaps surprisingly, despite concerns about pollution in China (though India’s is comparable, if not worse), China wins hands down as a favored destination for expats. In a 2013 survey by HSBC, China ranked No. 1 overall out of a total of 37 countries as a preferred expat destination.

In fact, firms in India seem to have little desire to tap the global labor market for top managers. Large Indian firms remain heavily dominated by local chief executives, often family members of the firm’s original management. Indian business even at the highest level — and among companies that are heavily globalized — remains largely autarkic and inward-looking. And there is good reason for this, though it does not necessarily speak well of the Indian economy.

A few years back, when Ratan Tata, head of the Tata conglomerate, stepped down after a protracted search for a replacement, his successor ended up being not a foreigner, as some had speculated, but Cyrus Mistry, a consummate insider and member of the extended Tata clan. If even the most cosmopolitan of Indian multinationals thought it wise to stick with a member of the family, rather than pick a star chief executive from abroad, then specific local knowledge and networks — including connections to powerful bureaucrats and government ministers — must remain hugely important at the top levels of Indian management. In this respect, India is much more similar to Japan or China than to the United States or United Kingdom.

So before Indians pat themselves on the back for exporting star chief executives, they might want to consider how this reflects the country’s failures. How can India produce a business environment that nurtures and provides incentives and opportunities to high-performing individuals like Nadella or Pichai, leveling the playing field with Western multinationals? And second, how can India foster a more competitive and innovative environment, one that produces new companies like Microsoft and Google?

While Indians bask in the reflected glory, the real winners are Indian-Americans. They’ll see role models they can emulate without worrying about a glass ceiling — a very American success story after all. And Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would do well to reflect on this as he prepares for a visit to Silicon Valley next month.
 

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FROM THE SAME STUDY. Does not surprise me, but may to many who heard how smart the Chinese are, see in reality how poorly they do in countries outside of China. They can't fudge the IQ numbers in the real free world.

Indians / Filipinos / Pakistani Americans do better than Chinese in earnings.
Indians/Pakistanis are MORE educated than the Chinese. @vi-va -@Beast @GamoAccu you and your folks are bringing our averages down. you guys make less than even the average income of all Asian Americans...


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I'm not worried at all.

Japanese and Korean Americans also make less than average for all Asian Americans.

I don't think they're worried either.
Or they simply do not have the power to decide to leave.

China outbound tourism is #1 globally both in numbers and value. What's Pakistan and India?
 

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The relaxing of the restrictions on the H1B visa and linked H4 visa for spouses helps to achieve these higher household incomes, but the cost of living should be factored into the standard of living for many of these families. Asian Americans tend to live in more expensive cities where they need to earn a higher income (relative to the general US population) to stay middle class.

I too hope Pakistani-Americans population crosses the 1 million mark soon. I and my wife are trying to do our part ;) by the grace of Allah.
 
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China's best and the brightest stay at home. There's a lot of opportunity for them in China.


...part of the reason why you’ll see far fewer Chinese than Indians, not only as chief executives but also in the upper management tiers of large Western multinationals, is far from a positive for India. Rather, it speaks to the relative strength of the Chinese economy and areas where India continues to lag behind.

For example, large Chinese firms pay salaries to upper management that are roughly the same as or only somewhat less generous than those for similar positions in the United States, whereas Indian salaries, converted at the actual exchange rate rather than at the purchasing power of the Indian rupee, still lag behind. According to a 2014 survey by consulting firm Towers Watson, pay for top executives in China was on average more than double that in India when converted into dollars.

Also, perhaps surprisingly, despite concerns about pollution in China (though India’s is comparable, if not worse), China wins hands down as a favored destination for expats. In a 2013 survey by HSBC, China ranked No. 1 overall out of a total of 37 countries as a preferred expat destination.

In fact, firms in India seem to have little desire to tap the global labor market for top managers. Large Indian firms remain heavily dominated by local chief executives, often family members of the firm’s original management. Indian business even at the highest level — and among companies that are heavily globalized — remains largely autarkic and inward-looking. And there is good reason for this, though it does not necessarily speak well of the Indian economy.

A few years back, when Ratan Tata, head of the Tata conglomerate, stepped down after a protracted search for a replacement, his successor ended up being not a foreigner, as some had speculated, but Cyrus Mistry, a consummate insider and member of the extended Tata clan. If even the most cosmopolitan of Indian multinationals thought it wise to stick with a member of the family, rather than pick a star chief executive from abroad, then specific local knowledge and networks — including connections to powerful bureaucrats and government ministers — must remain hugely important at the top levels of Indian management. In this respect, India is much more similar to Japan or China than to the United States or United Kingdom.

So before Indians pat themselves on the back for exporting star chief executives, they might want to consider how this reflects the country’s failures. How can India produce a business environment that nurtures and provides incentives and opportunities to high-performing individuals like Nadella or Pichai, leveling the playing field with Western multinationals? And second, how can India foster a more competitive and innovative environment, one that produces new companies like Microsoft and Google?

While Indians bask in the reflected glory, the real winners are Indian-Americans. They’ll see role models they can emulate without worrying about a glass ceiling — a very American success story after all. And Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would do well to reflect on this as he prepares for a visit to Silicon Valley next month.

Mr. Riaz albeit you imply China sends its low IQ people to us compared to Indians, that's the narrative you have created for reasons obvious to those who have read your posts, and its ideological bend here for years. There is no data outside of your anecdotal citations to support it. In fact, China is the Number One country where their millionaires up and leave for other countries.

Thou giveth China much creed when China is not even a developed nation status, albeit I understand they are an established superpower to many on PDF. I wonder why generationally, and by population, the Chinese who have deeper ties to the US over others, have still remained rather a lackluster immigrant group.

Re: The rest of your opining on India, well, you guys have a history among yourselves and the baggage and stress from it- shows.


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Any talent that wants to leave but feels like they are oppressed can just become an illegal. Happens all the time which is why you see Indian or Pakistani doctors driving taxis.

Is that why there are so many illegal Chinese immigrants headed to USA also?
 

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we are all holding our breath the American Pakistani community doesn’t go complete native there. signs are not looking good for a certain types
 

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I just went to see a new dentist because I might be getting an implant, and he was Pakistani. Really nice guy but I think he wants to do a lot more on my teeth than I need done! LOL
 

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