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Indian american facts

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Indian Americans are considered the "model minority", here are some facts.

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Indian american facts

  1. Facts about Indian Americans
  2. There are over 35,000 Indian American Doctors in the USA
  3. There are two sitting Governors and one sitting Congressman that are Indian Americans
  4. Indian Americans have the highest average income of any ethnic group in the United States
  5. The top 5 States where Indian Americans live are:  California  New York  New Jersey  Texas  Illinois
  6. As many as 12% of scientists in the USA are Indian Americans
  7. At NASA, 36% or almost 4 out of 10 scientists are Indians
  8. 34% of employees at Microsoft are Indians 28% at IBM are Indians 17% at Intel are Indians 13% at Xerox are Indians
  9. Indian immigrants founded at least 13.4% of Silicon Valley’s startups … and 6.5% startups nationwide
  10. Indian-Americans make up 1% of the population and 8% of physicians and surgeons
  11. Indian-Americans make up 1% of the population and 3% of the nation’s engineers
  12. Indian-Americans make up 1% of the population and 7% of its IT workers
  13. In 2007, the median income of households headed by an Indian American ~$83,000, ….Compared with $55,000 for Whites
  14. 69% of Indian Americans age 25+ have four-year college degrees ….which dwarfs the rates of 30% of Whites
  15. 73% of the Scripps National Spelling Bee winners since 1999 have been of Indian descent
  16. More than 5,000 Indian Americans today serve as faculty members in institutions of higher education
  17. Almost 40% of all Indians in the United States have a master’s, doctorate or other professional degree ….5X the national average.
  18. The first "East Indian" landed in the United States in 1635 in Jamestown, Virginia
  19. Indian American population has a growth rate of 70% ….one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States.
  20. Indian Americans comprise 16.4 percent of the Asian- American community ….the third largest Asian American ethnic group
  21. Indian immigrants have founded more engineering and technology companies from 1995 to 2005 than immigrants from the UK, China, Taiwan and Japan combined
  22. 87% of Indian Americans 18 years old or older were born outside the US
  23. There are close to 35,000 Indian American doctors
  24. Total bilateral trade in goods between the US and India touched USD 63.7 billion in 2013
  25. A recent study of 68 Indian companies which have invested in the US has found that these companies invested nearly US $ 17 billion in the US ....spending over US $ 340 million in R&D activities
  26. Total goods trade between US and India has grown substantially – over 400 percent from $18.1 billion in 2003 to $64.2 billion in 2013
  27. The U.S. stock FDI in India has increased – over 600 percent since 2003 – from $4.8 billion in to $28.4 billion in 2012.
  28. Indian investment in the U.S. has experienced 1400 percent growth, from $350 million in 2012 to $5.2 billion in 2012.
  29. New York City itself contains by far the highest Indian American population of any individual city in North America, at approximately 207,414.
  30. Indian American women having the highest percentage of college degrees among women of all ethnicities
  31. Among Indian Americans, 72.3% participate in the U.S. work force ….of which 57.7% are employed in managerial and professional specialties
  32. 66.3% of Indian Americans are employed in select professional and managerial specialties …compared with the national average of 35.9%
  33. US President Harry Truman signed into law the Luce-Celler Act of 1946, giving to Indian Americans the right to immigrate and naturalize
  34. Indian Americans were barred from becoming citizens for many years, until passage of a 1952 law that lifted prior restrictions
  35. Top Cities for Indian Americans 1) New York 2) Chicago 3) Washington DC 4) Los Angeles 5) San Francisco
  36. Indian-American population shot up by 76 percent to 3.34 million in the first 12 years of the 21st century
  37. At least half of America’s motels are owned by Indian- Americans
  38. If Indians Run Dunkin, And America Runs on Dunkin then Indians Run America
  39. If Indians Run Dunkin, And America Runs on Dunkin then Indians Run America
  40. Indian American Mohini Bhardwaj won an Olympic Silver Medal in 2004
  41. Indian American Brandon Chillar won a Superbowl Ring with the Green Bay Packers in 2011
  42. First Lady Michelle Obama featured a a dress designed by Indian American Naeem Khan in 2012