Indian Population Has Doubled in Washington, D.C and in Nation

May 27, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

On May 27, 2001, The Washington Post reported that the 2000 Census found that, "attributable in part to the U.S. high-tech industry's demand for skilled workers, the [Washington, D.C.] region's Indian population has swelled by unexpected proportions, from 38,000 in 1990 to more than 78,000 in 2000, apparently becoming the most populous Asian group in the area. Nationally, their numbers have grown from 800,000 in 1990 to more than 1.6 million. As a result, some Indians say, the cultural strains once felt by immigrants and their children have eased."