In 2014 Empowering Pacific Islander Communities and Asian Americans Advancing Justice published an extensive statistical analysis with policy recommendations regarding the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities in the United States. A Community of Contrasts: Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities includes the following statistics for the Fayetteville Metropolitan Statistical Area (including Springdale):
294% – increase in Marshallese population from 2000-2010
6,000 – (estimated population) is largest in continental United States
55% – Marshallese households that are not English proficient
47% – Marshallese households that are linguistically isolated
52% – Marshallese who live in poverty (regional average is 15%)
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