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Diverse State of Little Indias

Indians in Florida are three times as likely to be divorced or separated than those in Pennsylvania, North Carolina or New Jersey. Indians are five times as likely to be widowed in Maryland as in Missouri.

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Diverse State of Little Indias

The Indian population is most male dominated in Missouri, youngest in Minnesota, richest in Virginia and has the largest families in New York and most senior citizens in Maryland. New Jersey Indians are most likely to be married; New York Indians least so.

A Little India analysis of the 2010 American Community Survey found enormous diversity in the characteristics of the Indian American community in the various states. The average value of Indian homes ranged from a low of $230,000 in Texas to a high of $561,900 in California. Average Indian rental costs varied from $765 in Indiana to $1,437 in California. Home ownership rates among Indians ranged from a low of 48% in Massachusetts, which curiously has the second highest income, to 67% in Florida, which has the second lowest household income.

The highest proportion of Indians with a graduate or professional degree are in Missouri, twice the proportion than are found in New York. Colorado has the highest proportion of Indian veterans and U.S. born Indians, while New York the greatest percentage with disabilities and foreign born Indians who have become naturalized U.S. citizens.

Missouri has the most Indians in management occupations, Michigan in manufacturing and Georgia in retail. New York Indians top in transportation, Colorado in information, Connecticut in finance, Virginia in scientific professions, Missouri in education and Tennessee in arts & entertainment. Maryland Indians are most likely to be government employees and California Indians most self employed.

Virginia boasts the highest median Indian household income, New York the lowest. Per capita income is highest in Massachusetts and Georgia has the highest proportion of Indians without health insurance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Life | March 2012 | NRI

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