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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 1b.

Population in the four U.S. regions, and in the 20 states with highest percentages of total minority population, by race/ethnicity and region/state: 2005


Region/state White Total
minority
Black Hispanic Asian Native
Hawaiian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
More than
one race
United States 66.9 33.1 12.3 14.4 4.2 0.1 0.8 1.3
                 
Northeast 71.8 28.2 11.1 11.0 4.8 # 0.2 1.0
Midwest 80.0 20.0 10.2 5.8 2.2 # 0.6 1.1
South 63.4 36.6 19.0 13.6 2.3 # 0.6 1.1
West 55.9 44.1 4.6 26.7 8.6 0.5 1.5 2.2
                 
Hawaii 23.5 76.5 2.1 8.0 40.5 8.5 0.3 17.2
District of Columbia 31.1 68.9 55.7 8.6 3.0 0.1 0.2 1.3
New Mexico 43.1 56.9 1.8 43.4 1.1 0.1 9.3 1.1
California 43.8 56.2 6.2 35.2 11.9 0.3 0.5 2.0
Texas 49.2 50.8 11.2 35.1 3.2 0.1 0.3 0.9
Maryland 59.2 40.8 28.8 5.7 4.7 # 0.2 1.4
Georgia 59.6 40.4 29.4 7.1 2.6 # 0.2 0.9
Mississippi 59.7 40.3 36.8 1.7 0.7 # 0.4 0.6
Nevada 60.0 40.0 7.2 23.5 5.5 0.5 1.1 2.2
Arizona 60.4 39.6 3.2 28.5 2.1 0.1 4.5 1.2
New York 60.9 39.1 15.0 16.1 6.6 # 0.3 1.1
Louisiana 61.6 38.4 32.9 2.8 1.4 # 0.6 0.8
Florida 62.1 37.9 15.0 19.5 2.0 0.1 0.3 1.0
New Jersey 63.2 36.8 13.2 15.2 7.1 # 0.1 1.0
South Carolina 65.5 34.5 29.0 3.3 1.1 # 0.3 0.8
Illinois 65.8 34.2 14.8 14.3 4.0 # 0.1 1.0
Alaska 66.5 33.5 3.4 5.1 4.5 0.5 15.7 4.4
Virginia 68.2 31.8 19.5 6.0 4.5 0.1 0.3 1.5
North Carolina 68.3 31.7 21.4 6.4 1.8 # 1.2 0.9
Alabama 69.3 30.7 26.2 2.3 0.8 # 0.5 0.8
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Northeastern states are CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT. Midwestern states are IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, and WI. Southern states are AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, and DC. Western states are AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Total minority includes all race/ethnicity categories shown except White. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of the Population by Race Alone and Hispanic or Latino Origin for the United States and States: July 1, 2005 (SC-EST2005-04), released July 15, 2006.
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