September 25's Fact of the Day

According to the Census Bureau in 2010, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) poverty rates have increased to 12.1-percent of the total AAPI population compared to 9.9-percent of the non-Hispanic white population, 27.4-percent of African Americans, and 26.6-percent of Hispanic Americans. The Census also labeled the poverty increase as homegrown, or native, which cites to conditions in the United States that led to their poverty. As more affluent professionals and young adults move to the United States, increasing poverty does not affect them but rather AAPIs currently living in the United States. In addition, “large metropolitan areas” such as Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco encompass one-third of all poor AAPIs in ethnic enclaves - also highlighting that poor AAPIs in largest metropolitan areas remain very concentrated in old, but also new, ethnic communities.