Among households with annual incomes of $75,000 or more Hispanics barely outnumber Asians 3,039,000 to 2,718,000 With annual incomes of $50,000 or more Hispanics outnumber Asians 5,786,000 to 4,289,000.
Bob Jordan, president of International Demographics, Inc., producer of The Media Audit, says "The adult Hispanic population in the 85 markets exceeds the adult Asian population by more than 139 percent, but the number of Hispanic households with incomes of $75,000 or more exceeds the number of Asian households with the same income by just 12%. When annual household incomes are $50,000 or more, Hispanic households exceed Asian households by 39 percent." says.
"Hispanics, because of their numbers, will be a better market than Asians for the essentials of daily life but Asians may be a better market for products and services that are thought of as luxury goods," says Jordan.
"In the upper incomes," saysJ ordan, "Asians surpass all other groups - the majority as well as minorities - in the percentage of households earning $50,000 plus, $75,000 plus and $100,000 plus."
Asian readership of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal indexes at 170 and 159 respectively. (An index of 100 is the market average.)
All Data Source: The Media Audit.