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http://www.migrationinformation.org/USfocus/display.cfm?id=790<br />Migration Information Source<br />By Ian Turpen<br />Taiwanese Immigrants in the United States <br />
The United States is home to about 342,000 Taiwanese immigrants, making them the 24th-largest immigrant group in the United States, similar in size to the Japanese and Iranian immigrant populations.<br />California had the largest number of Taiwanese immigrants (160,675 or 46.9 percent) in 2008, followed by New York (29,954, or 8.7 percent), Texas (24,781, or 7.2 percent), and New Jersey (14,085, or 4.1 percent). <br />The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA, metropolitan area had the largest number of Taiwanese born in 2008 (83,294, or 24.3 percent)<br />One-third of all Taiwanese foreign born in the United States arrived in the 1980s.<br />
Seven of every 10 Taiwanese-born adults had a bachelor’s degree or higher.In 2008, 71.6 percent of Taiwanese-born adults age 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or higher compared to 27.1 percent among all 31.9 million foreign-born adults and 27.8 percent of all 168.1 million native-born adults. An additional 14.1 percent had some college education or an associate’s degree compared to 16.4 percent among all immigrant adults and 30.8 percent of all native-born adults. <br />More than half of employed Taiwanese-born men reported working in management, business, and finance; information technology; and sciences and engineering.Among the 114,000 Taiwanese-born male workers age 16 and older in the civilian labor force in 2008, 23.2 percent reported working in management, business, and finance; 15.8 percent in information technology; and 14.2 percent in other sciences and engineering <br />Over one-quarter of employed Taiwanese-born women reported working in management, business, and finance.Among the 113,000 Taiwanese-born female workers age 16 and older employed in the civilian labor force in 2008, 27.9 percent reported working in management, business, and finance (see Table 2). Taiwanese women were also concentrated in administrative support (15.3 percent), sales (11.4 percent), and education/training and media/entertainment occupations (10.0 percent). <br />Between 2000 and 2009, 86,000 Taiwanese immigrants naturalized.According to OIS, 86,362 Taiwanese immigrants naturalized between 2000 and 2009, accounting for 1.3 percent of the 6.8 million new US citizens in the first decade of the 21st century. The top five origin countries of new citizens in the same period were Mexico (1,114,645), India (427,040), Philippines (386,449), the People’s Republic of China (349,459), and Vietnam (348,917). <br />