South Asian Americans

(This group includes Bangladeshi Americans, Indian Americans, Pakistani Americans, and Sri Lankan Americans)


Pakistani Americans

Pakistan is a country located in South Asia. Its official name is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The country has a population that exceeds 201 million, making it the 6th most populous in the world. Pakistan is the 12thhighest ranked source country for immigration into the US. There are well over 500,000 people of Pakistani origin living in America.

The Largest Pakistani Communities in the United States:

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • California
  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • 95,000
  • 94,500
  • 54,000
  • 50,000
  • 37,000

Bangladeshi Americans

Over 95,294 people identify themselves as having Bangladeshi origin according to the last census. Bangladeshi Americans are the third largest subgroup within the South Asian American diaspora after Asian Indians and Pakistanis. One of the most exciting and heavily emerging South Asian diaspora’s, Bangladeshi home and business ownership is steadily growing and are a tangible target to clients looking to expand their products and services to a new consumer base.

The Largest Bangladeshi Communities in the United States:

  • New York City
  • Washington, DC
  • Detroit
  • Dallas – Fort Worth
  • Los Angeles
  • 74,000
  • 12,000
  • 10,000
  • 7,000
  • 6,000

Indian Americans

According to the 2010 United States Census, the Indian American population in the USis around 2,843,391, making it one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the US. New York City itself contains the highest Indian American population of any city proper, at approximately 195,000.

The Largest Indian Communities in the United States:

  • New York–Newark–Jersey City, NY–NJ–PA
  • Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
  • Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
  • San Francisco–Oakland–Hayward, CA
  • 526,133
  • 171,901
  • 127,963
  • 119,901
  • 119,854

Sri Lankan Americans

Not all Sri Lankans are Sinhalese but about three-quarters are. The majority of Sri Lankans came to the United States during the Sri Lankan civil war in the 90s. There’s an estimated total of 41,000 Sri Lankans living in the US today.