Taiwanese-Americans are the 3rd richest ethnic group in the United States | Taiwan News

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A graph that went viral on social media this week shows that Taiwanese-Americans have the third highest median household income of any ethnic group in the United States.


On Wednesday, May 18, a graph titled “Median U.S. Household Income by Ethnic Group” quickly went viral when it was posted to Reddit’s coolguides subreddit, where it garnered 40,100 upvotes. On the same day, he also received nearly 400 upvotes in the Taiwan subreddit.


The chart caught the eye in Taiwan because Taiwanese-Americans were listed at US$82,500 (NT$2.46 million) per household, ranking them third among all ethnic groups in the United States. , behind Filipino-Americans by just US$500. American Indians took first place with a considerable lead of US$100,500 per household.


The bar chart was created in 2020 by India in Pixels (@indiainpixels) and is based on data from the US Census Bureau collected from 2013 to 2015 and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. In a report released by the latter in 2016, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have the highest median household income of any group at US$74,000, with Taiwanese again coming in third. place, four places above Chinese Americans who had an average income of $69,000 and well above the national average of $56,200.


The report attributes some of this higher income bracket to educational attainment. According to census data, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have the highest proportion of people ages 25 and older with at least a college degree, with 51% earning a bachelor’s degree or higher.


At the top of this group are Taiwanese-Americans with 74.5% having obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher, while Indian-Americans come second with 73.%. In comparison, the national average for the general US population is 30.6%.




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