Table 3. Percent of Foreign-Born Males 18 to 39 Incarcerated in the United States, 2000, by Length of US Residence, in Rank Order by Ethnicity
Ethnicity Total foreign-born males 18 to 39: Percent Incarcerated by Years in the United States:
  N Percent incarcerated 0-5 yrs 6-15 yrs 16 yrs+
Total: 8,079,819 0.86 0.50 0.77 1.39
Latin American Ethnicities:
Salvadoran, Guatemalan 407,147 0.52 0.37 0.46 0.88
Mexican 3,082,660 0.70 0.46 0.66 1.12
Colombian, Peruvian, Ecuadorian 234,834 0.80 0.55 1.30 1.98
Cuban 127,399 2.22 1.28 1.99 3.07
Dominican 144,387 2.51 1.48 2.49 3.40
Puerto Rican* 240,713 4.55 2.57 4.01 6.06
Asian Ethnicities:
Indian 343,834 0.11 0.05 0.11 0.27
Chinese 347,029 0.18 0.07 0.22 0.27
Korean 152,785 0.26 0.10 0.15 0.50
Filipino 205,167 0.38 0.31 0.35 0.45
Vietnamese 210,331 0.46 0.46 0.41 0.51
Laotian, Cambodian 79,489 0.92 0.33 1.19
Other:
White, non-Hispanic 1,266,100 0.57 0.36 0.41 0.88
Black, non-Hispanic 441,263 2.47 1.64 2.10 3.80
Note: a Island-born Puerto Ricans are classified as "foreign born" for purposes of this table.
There are too few cases for an accurate estimate.
Source: 2000 U.S. Census, 5% PUMS. Data are estimates for all foreign-born males, ages 18 to 39, institutionalized at the time of the census, regardless of age at arrival in the United States.


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