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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 1c.

Percentage distribution of population in the 5 states with lowest percentages of total minority population, by race/ethnicity and state: 2005


State White Total
minority
Black Hispanic Asian Native
Hawaiian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
More
than
one race
Maine 96.0 4.0 0.7 1.0 0.8 # 0.5 0.9
Vermont 95.9 4.1 0.6 1.1 1.0 # 0.3 1.0
West Virginia 94.4 5.6 3.2 0.9 0.6 # 0.2 0.8
New Hampshire 94.1 5.9 0.8 2.2 1.7 # 0.2 0.9
Iowa 91.5 8.5 2.2 3.7 1.4 # 0.3 0.8
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: 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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