The Bangladeshi Community in the United States & New York City

THE BANGLADESHI COMMUNITY IN THE U.S

  • According to the 2000 US Census, there are approximately 57,000 Bangladeshis in the United States.
  • From1990 to 2000, the Bangladeshi population was the fastest growing Asian American subgroup in the United States (471%).

THE BANGLADESHI COMMUNITY IN NEW YORK CITY

  • From 1990 to 2000, New York City’s Bangladeshi population increased by 471 percent (from 4,955 to 28,269).
  • The New York metropolitan area is home to the largest Bangladeshi population in the United States.
  • About 85 percent of Bangladeshi New Yorkers were foreign-born, and more than three-quarters (77 percent) of these immigrants came to the United States from 1990 to 2000. Some 30 percent of all Bangladeshi immigrants in the city in 2000 were naturalized U.S. citizens – compared with 45 percent of all foreign-born city residents.
  • Bangladeshi New Yorkers’ per capita income was $10,479 – less than half of the city-wide figure ($22,402).
  • Nearly one-third (31 percent) of all Bangladeshis in the city lived in poverty – surpassing 21 percent of all New Yorkers. Among Bangladeshis, 38 percent of children and 35 percent of senior citizens experienced poverty – compared with 30 percent of all children and 18 percent of all senior citizens in New York City.
  • The majority (60 percent) of all Bangladeshi New Yorkers – compared with 24 percent of all city residents – had "Limited English Proficiency."
  • New York City’s Bangladeshi households had an average of 4.2 occupants – far exceeding 2.6 occupants city-wide.

New York City's Bangladeshi Demographic

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Source: AAFNY’s "Census Profile: New York City’s Bangladeshi American Population"