Sri Lankans in the U.S. Fact Sheet

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Sri Lankan population in the U.S., 2000-2015

Year Population
2000 25,000
2010 45,000
2015 60,000

Pew Research Center

English proficiency of Sri Lankan population in the U.S., 2015

Category English proficient
All 79%
U.S. born 97%
Foreign born 74%
Adults 76%
All Asians 70%

Pew Research Center

Length of time in the U.S. for Sri Lankan immigrants, 2000-2015

  • All Sri Lankan immigrants
  • All Asian immigrants
Year 0 to 10 years More than 10 years
2000 53% 47%
2010 52% 49%
2015 40% 60%

Pew Research Center

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Source: Pew Research

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