Indian Americans

ethnic group; Americans of Indian birth or descent

Indian Americans are Americans with ancestry from India. They are a category of South Asian Americans, which are a category of Asian Americans. Indian Americans have a median household income of $120,000, higher than any other group of Americans.[7]

Indian Americans
IndiaUnited States
Percent of population with Indian ancestry in 2010
Total population
1.2% of the total U.S. population (2018)
Regions with significant populations
53% Hindu
18.6% Christian
8% Muslim
10% Unaffiliated
5% Sikh
2% Jain[5][6]
Related ethnic groups

Indian Americans are sometimes confused with American Indians, also known as Native Americans. American Indians are not actually connected to India.[8]


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