Indian Americans are Increasing their Influence

Indian Americans are Increasing their Influence

The IAAS discovered that living in the United States has little effect on diasporic attitudes towards caste.

The 2020 Census was released by the United States Census Bureau, proving once again that America is a mix of many cultures. The Bureau's enhancements and modifications in question design and data processing have allowed for a more in-depth analysis, demonstrating that the US population is far more multiracial and diverse than previously assessed.

It also revealed that the number of Asians in the United States has nearly tripled in the last three decades, with Indian Americans being the fastest growing group of Asians. They account up 1.2 percent of the US population, with 4 million people.  Indian Americans are expanding their presence in important turfs.

Despite having the biggest proportion of non-citizen status holders, showing the presence of a large number of new immigrants, they had the highest median income among Asians, at $123,700, almost double the national median income in the United States. By 2030, they may have overtaken the Chinese as Asia's largest population.

Despite the fact that Indian Americans make up only 1.2 percent of the population, they account for 9% of doctors in the United States, with half of them not being second-generation immigrants. Every seventh patient in the country is served by them. The Indians have also made a significant impact in the Silicon Valley ecosystem. One out of every ten tech employees is Indian, and one out of every three start-ups has an Indian co-founder. They make for 8% of all technology company founders.

A considerable number of Indian-origin faculty members work in US business schools, and a significant number of Indian Americans serve as deans of business schools at the country's top colleges. Financial management also employs a large number of Indians.

Indians have also begun to gain prominence in politics over the years. Nearly 60 Indian American candidates ran for state legislature or US Congress in 2020. At the local level, there were many more candidates vying for office.