No wonder that when four Sikhs were allowed to land in San Francisco on April 6, 1899, it was a newsworthy event.It was unclear what happened to those Sikhs, but soon many other Sikhs followed, also seeking their fortunes.A significant proportion of the Indian American population are ethnic Indo-Caribbeans.

The Asian Indian American population is dominated by young working-age people.

Nearly four in ten are between the ages of 20 and 40.

Southern and Western regions of the United States serve as homes to more than half of Asian Indians.

The San Francisco Bay Area has the highest percentage of Asian Indians.

An East-West Center study of Asian Indians in the United States based on 1980 Census data concluded that Asian Indians are extremely well-assimilated economically, but very diversified in other areas such as cultural, religious, and other dimensions.

According to the recent Census data, Indians had the highest median household income, family income, per capita income, and annual median income of any foreign-born group.

The median age changed from 28.9 years in 1990 to 30 years old in 2000.

Slightly more than one-quarter of the Asian Indians in the United States were born in the United States.

Even today, Indians comprise about half of the population of Guyana, while in Trinidad and Tobago, Indians comprise about forty percent of the population.

The Census does not track lndo-Caribbeans separately; they may identify themselves as Asian Indian or Pakistani, or choose the Caribbean country of origin.

Asian Indians are highly concentrated in the Northeastern part of the United States.