Study: Houston's Asian population changing

February 7, 2013 9:55:57 PM PST
Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the nation and this morning, we got some detailed information on the growth of our Asian community.

Dr. Steven Klineburg of Rice University presented his findings in the Museum District. The results come from a 16-year study, which showed that the Asian population in Houston is definitely changing.

Sixteen years ago, nearly 90 percent of the Asian population were immigrants. Today, a much larger percentage of Asians are second generation, adding to Houston's diversity.

"We're watching this incredible community of upper middle class professionals," said Dr. Klineburg. "US-born Asians are now 31 percent of all Asian adults. Sixty-one percent of them have college degrees, compared to just 37 percent of US-born Anglos. They are extraordinary young people on their way to positions of leadership and power in Houston."

We'll have more on the results from Dr. Klineburg's story on later editions of Eyewitness News and

You can also read the full story on the Kinder Institute website.

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