Over 4 million Indians call the USA home. This is mainly due to the immigration law changes that the US introduced way back in 1965. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 put an end to the national origins quota system. This encouraged immigration globally, mainly from Europe, and put in place policies that helped skilled migrants move to the US.
The US has the largest immigrant population in the world. 1 in 5 immigrants is a resident of the US.
Since 1965, 59 million people have migrated to the US. 26% of the US population today consists of migrants and their USA-born children, as per The Times of India. The number is projected to rise to 36% by 2065.
India has ranked as the third largest source of migrants in the US since 2010. India is also the 3rd largest foreign-origin group in the US.
2.7 million Indians migrated to the US between 1965 and 2015. There are now 4 million Indians in the US which also includes their descendants.
More than 80% of the Indian population in the US is proficient in English. 72% of them have at least a bachelors degree and 17% of Indians have completed high school.
Indian migrants in the US earn more than any other foreign group. The median income of an Indian household in the US is around $100,000 which is higher than any other foreign-origin group.
More than half of the Indians in the US are home-owners. Indians have a 55% homeownership rate in the US.
The unemployment rate is also low for Indian-origin people with the numbers being at 5.4%. Only 7.5% of Indians live in poverty in the US which is the lowest among all foreign groups living in the US.
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