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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 2b.

Number, percentage, and percentage distribution of U.S. population, by nativity and race/ethnicity with Hispanic and Asian subgroups: 2005


Race/ethnicity and subgroup Total population Native Foreign-born
Number Percent Percentage
distribution
Total1 288,399,000 87.6 35,778,000 12.4 100.0
White 192,527,000 96.1 7,446,000 3.9 20.8
Black 34,411,000 92.6 2,536,000 7.4 7.1
Hispanic 41,926,000 59.6 16,841,000 40.2 47.1
Mexican 26,784,000 59.5 10,856,000 40.5 30.3
Puerto Rican 3,795,000 98.9 41,000 1.1 0.1
Dominican 1,136,000 40.8 672,000 59.2 1.9
Central American 3,115,000 31.3 2,141,000 68.7 6.0
South American 2,238,000 28.4 1,603,000 71.6 4.5
Other Hispanic or Latino 4,859,000 68.5 1,528,000 31.5 4.3
Asian 12,331,000 32.2 8,355,000 67.8 23.4
Asian Indian 2,299,000 25.4 1,715,000 74.6 4.8
Chinese 2,831,000 30.2 1,975,000 69.8 5.5
Filipino 2,230,000 32.4 1,507,000 67.6 4.2
Japanese 823,000 60.1 328,000 39.9 0.9
Korean 1,253,000 22.4 972,000 77.6 2.7
Vietnamese 1,406,000 32.5 949,000 67.5 2.7
Other Asian 1,490,000 39.0 908,000 61.0 2.5
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 346,000 78.7 74,000 21.3 0.2
American Indian/Alaska Native 2,036,000 98.5 30,000 1.5 0.1
More than one race 4,046,000 95.2 195,000 4.8 0.5
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Births to U.S. citizens outside of U.S. territory are included as native. Population estimates may differ from those in other tables due to time of year of estimation. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2005.
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