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Diversity in DiasporaHmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century$
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Mark Edward Pfeifer, Monica Chiu, and Kou Yang

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824835972

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.001.0001

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Hmong Americans

Hmong Americans

A Demographic Portrait

Chapter:
(p.54) 2 Hmong Americans
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Diversity in Diaspora
Author(s):

Mark Edward Pfeifer

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0002

This chapter provides a demographic overview that includes statistical information about Hmong American divorce rates, educational attainment, family size, home ownership, occupational distribution, and socioeconomic status. Most of the figures included in a portion of the chapter are from the 2009 American Community Survey (ACS) released by the U.S. Census Bureau in the fall of 2010. The American Community Survey involves estimates based on surveys distributed to only a subset of the U.S. population and is thus problematic in some respects in comparison to the decennial census that is intended to be distributed to all Americans but is also problematic when counting minority populations. Additionally, most of the figures used in this chapter, with the exception of the state and regional numbers, are from the “Hmong Alone Or in Any Combination” category in the ACS.

Keywords:   Hmong American demographic, Hmong American statistics, divorce rates, educational attainment, family size, home ownership, occupational distribution, socioeconomic status

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