Burmese American
Burmese Refugee Population in the US

The Burmese Refugee Population in the US and the Breakdown of Chin, Karen and other ethnic groups from Burma

Since 2001 – as of July 2012[i]
2012 BACI Summer Scholars Study
Burmese American Community Institute (BACI)

www.baci-indy.org

  • Burmese refugees resettled in the US since 2001: 97,713
  • Chin Refugees resettled in the US since 2001: 30,453
  • Karen Refugees resettled in the US since 2001: 57,962
  • The rest ethnic groups from Burma in the US since 2001: 9297
  • Burmese refugees in Indiana: 12,225 (13% of the whole Burmese population in the US)
  • Burmese refugees in Indianapolis: 8225
  • Karen refugees in Indiana: 2704
  • Karen refugees in Indianapolis: 1870 (70% of total 2704)
  • Chin refugees in Indianapolis: 5765 (both primary & secondary migrants)
  • Chin refugees in Indiana: 3524 (primary migrants only)
  • Chin refugees in Indianapolis: 3500 (primary migrants, 99% of IN)
  • Chin refugees in Indianapolis: 2265 (secondary migrants only; 39% of the whole population)
  • Other ethnic groups from Burma in Indianapolis: 590

 

BACI Summer Scholars Study, June – July 2012. Note: the raw data are primarily obtained from the Word Refugee Processing Center operated by the US Department of State, and also Community leaders and local churches in Indiana.

 


[i] Note: The number of children born in the US is not counted when deriving the national number either the Chin or other ethnic groups. However, children born in the US has been included in calculating and estimating the total number of the Burmese refugee population in the state of Indiana and Indianapolis.