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Carol Bonomo Albright and Christine Palamidessi Moore

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231751

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.001.0001

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Italian Americans, 1990–2000: A Demographic Analysis of National Data

Italian Americans, 1990–2000: A Demographic Analysis of National Data

(p.87) Italian Americans, 1990–2000: A Demographic Analysis of National Data
American Woman, Italian Style

Carol Bonomo Jennngs

Christine Palamidessi Moore

Fordham University Press

This chapter presents a demographic analysis of the Italian-American population. According to the 2000 Census, 15,723,406 are Americans who claimed to be of Italian ancestry. Italian Americans made up 5.6 percent of the total United States population. Italian Americans have shown substantial increases in the level of education. Italian Americans have significantly lower percentages of “not a high school graduate” and significantly higher percentages of high school graduates and bachelor's degree or higher for both gender groups. Italian Americans had higher median incomes for both household and family income measures. The rate of increase has also been greater for Italian Americans as compared to all persons. Italian Americans have a very similar pattern of marital status when compared to the general population. Italian Americans now on average have substantially higher earnings than persons in the general population.

Keywords:   demographic analysis, Italian Americans, population, 2000 census, education, income, marital status

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