May is... Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Date: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 18:00

In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a month-long celebration that is now known as Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Per a 1997 U.S. Office of Management and Budget directive, the Asian or Pacific Islander racial category was separated into two categories: one being Asian and the other Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. Thus, this Facts for Features contains a section for each. In lieu of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Census Bureau published facts based on their data, and can be accessed here, such as:

See a detailed profile on the Asian population from the 2016 American Community Survey.