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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 2c.

Number, percentage, and percentage distribution of U.S. population under age 18, 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 74,148,000 95.7 3,155,000 4.3 100.0
White 42,364,000 98.7 544,000 1.3 17.3
Black 10,608,000 97.7 249,000 2.3 7.9
Hispanic 14,439,000 88.5 1,667,000 11.5 52.8
Mexican 9,862,000 87.9 1,195,000 12.1 37.9
Puerto Rican 1,278,000 99.8 3,000 0.2! 0.1!
Dominican 370,000 84.5 57,000 15.5 1.8
Central American 878,000 82.5 153,000 17.5 4.9
South American 557,000 70.8 163,000 29.2 5.2
Other Hispanic or Latino 1,495,000 93.6 96,000 6.4 3.0
Asian 2,813,000 77.4 635,000 22.6 20.1
Asian Indian 560,000 75.9 135,000 24.1 4.3
Chinese 595,000 76.7 138,000 23.3 4.4
Filipino 465,000 78.1 102,000 21.9 3.2
Japanese 96,000 74.8 24,000 25.2 0.8
Korean 261,000 62.0 99,000 38.0 3.1
Vietnamese 364,000 83.5 60,000 16.5 1.9
Other Asian 473,000 83.8 76,000 16.2 2.4
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 92,000 90.2 9,000 9.8 0.3!
American Indian/Alaska Native 583,000 99.4 3,000 0.6 0.1!
More than one race 1,948,000 99.0 20,000 1.0 0.6
! Interpret data with caution.
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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