13 Facts About Bangladeshi Americans


The majority of Bangladeshi Americans are Bengalis and form the largest group of Bengali Americans.

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Bangladeshi Americans immigrants have arrived in the United States in large numbers since the early 1970s to become among the fastest growing ethnic communities since that decade.

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Bangladeshi Americans are largely concentrated in metropolitan areas in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Great Lakes regions of the country, in places such as working-class neighborhoods and suburbs.

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The Bangladeshi Americans-born immigrant population has become one of the fastest growing in New York City, counting over 74, 000 by 2011 alone.

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The city's Bangladeshi Americans community is spread out in the Jackson Heights neighborhood within the New York City borough of Queens.

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Bangladeshi Americans created the Manhattan restaurant area "Curry Row" in the 1960s.

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Bangladeshi Americans has been a big reason for the growth and advancement of the Bengali community in Paterson.

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In 2014, identified by factfinder census, when Americans per capita income was divided by ethnic groups Bangladeshi Americans were revealed to have a per capita income of only $18, 027, below the American average of $25, 825.

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In 2015, Bangladeshi Americans had an estimated median household income of $49, 800, lower than the overall American median of $53, 600.

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One of them stated that "When you break it down by specific ethnic groups, the Tamil, the Bangladeshi Americans, they have poverty rates that rival the African-American poverty rate.

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In recent decades, the Bangladeshi American community has become more active in local and national politics, with many Bangladeshi Americans seeking office or forming political organizations to better represent those within or outside the community who share similar goals.

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Bangladeshi Americans are well represented in the fields of medicine, engineering, business, finance and information technology.

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Bangladeshi Americans often retain their native language Bengali and run many programs to nourish their mothertongue.

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