Hindu Demographics

POPULATION OF HINDUS IN THE U.S.
From 1,700 people in 1900, the Hindu population in America grew to approximately 387,000 by 1980 and 1.1 million in 1997. As of 2008, the estimated U.S. population of Hindus of Indian origin is approximately 2.29 million (mainly of Indian and Indo-Caribbean descent). Click here to download Hinduism Today's analysis on the US Hindu population. Estimates are that there may also be as many as 1 million practicing American Hindus, not of Indian origin, in the U.S.  
 
Click here to download Hinduism Today's world map of the Hindu diaspora.

DEMOGRAPHICS
Hindus are the most affluent andmost educated immigrant community in the United States.The comparison chart below illustrates this in detail. Figures in percentages unless otherwise noted.

SOCIOECONOMICS STATISTICS AND DEMOGRAPHICS Whites Blacks Hispanics
Latinos
Hindus
Asian Indian
Chinese Filipinos Japanese Koreans Vietnamese
Not Proficient in English

0.7 0.8 30.3 8.4 31.3 7 10 32.9 40.4
Less than High School 15.3 29.1 48.5 12.6 23.6 13.1 9.5 13.8 37.8
College Degree 25.3 13.6 9.9 64.4 46.3 42.8 40.8 43.6 13.8
Advanced Degree 3 1.2 1.6 12.5 8.5 4.3 4.6 5.6 2.5
Median Personal Income $23,640 $16,300 $14,400 $26,000 $20,000 $23,000 $26,000 $16,300 $16,000
Median Family Income $48,500 $33,300 $36,000 $69,470 $58,300 $65,400 $61,630 $48,500 $51,500
Living in Poverty 9.4 24.9 21.4 8.2 13.1 6.9 8.6 15.5 13.8
Public Assistance 1.3 4.5 3.5 0.9 1.8 1.6 0.9 1.6 4.8
Homeowner 78.2 54.4 52.4 56.8 65.7 67.6 70.8 51.9 60
In Labor Force 63.6 59.8 61.5 71 65.1 68.3 58 62 63.5
High Skill Occupation 21.4 12.3 9.6 51.6 41.9 29.7 32 27 22.6

KEY &ACHIEVEMENTS OF HINDU AMERICANS

HINDU AMERICANS IN THE U.S. TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
Business Creation $200 Billion in Market Value
Percentage of Silicon Valley Startups 40%
Number Employed 20,000-30,000

 

HINDU AMERICANS IN THE FIELD OF MEDICINE
Number of Physicians 38,000
Number of Medical Students & Residents 12,000

 

HINDU AMERICANS IN OTHER SECTORS
Hindu Americans in Science and Technology Account for < 1% (0.5%) of the U.S. population, but more than 5 % of Scientists, Engineers and Software Specialists in the U.S.
Hospitality Sector – Ownership Own 35% of total real estate
Hospitality Sector – Market Value $40 billion
Hospitality Sector – Number Employed 850,000

 

GLOBAL HINDU DIASPORA
Estimated Global Population (World) 930 million
Estimated Population (Outside India) 20 - 22 million
Estimated Income (Outside India) $300 - $400 billion
Estimated GDP (Outside India) $1 trillion
Estimated GDP per Capita (Outside India) $50,000