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Indian Americans
IndiaUnited States
Percent of population claiming Asian Indian ethnicity by state in 2010.svg
Percent of population with Indian ancestry in 2010
Total population
1.2% of the total U.S. population (2018)
Regions with significant populations
53% Hindu
18.6% Christian
8% Muslim
10% Unaffiliated
5% Sikh
2% Jain
Related ethnic groups
  • South Asian Americans • Indo-Caribbean Americans • Indo-Fijian Americans • Punjabi Mexican Americans • British IndiansIndian Canadians • Indian Australians • Overseas Indians

Indian Americans are Americans with ancestry from India. They are a category of South Asian Americans, which are a category of Asian Americans. Indian Americans have a median household income of $120,000, higher than any other group.

Indian Americans are sometimes confused with American Indians, also known as Native Americans. American Indians are not actually connected to India.

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