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


Table A1a.

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 Total White Total minority Black Hispanic Asian Native Hawaiian/
Pacific Islander
American Indian/
Alaska Native
More than one race
United States 296,410,404 198,366,437 98,043,967 36,324,593 42,687,224 12,420,514 405,019 2,232,922 3,973,695
 
Northeast 54,641,895 39,235,287 15,406,608 6,076,589 5,987,882 2,633,574 19,588 123,548 565,427
Midwest 65,971,974 52,804,727 13,167,247 6,714,275 3,834,231 1,462,544 22,104 379,079 755,014
South 107,505,413 68,118,202 39,387,211 20,378,539 14,633,695 2,483,036 52,330 682,073 1,157,538
West 68,291,122 38,208,221 30,082,901 3,155,190 18,231,416 5,841,360 310,997 1,048,222 1,495,716
 
Hawaii 1,275,194 299,477 975,717 26,746 101,867 516,977 108,028 3,273 218,826
District of Columbia1 550,521 171,273 379,248 306,517 47,272 16,636 279 1,230 7,314
New Mexico 1,928,384 831,876 1,096,508 35,357 837,390 21,694 1,144 180,161 20,762
California 36,132,147 15,828,690 20,303,457 2,238,398 12,722,962 4,315,488 120,422 189,141 717,046
Texas 22,859,968 11,242,510 11,617,458 2,569,946 8,029,844 722,161 13,623 77,787 204,097
Maryland 5,600,388 3,313,149 2,287,239 1,610,987 319,303 264,093 2,430 13,785 76,641
Georgia 9,072,576 5,411,373 3,661,203 2,665,629 646,568 239,798 4,487 19,119 85,602
Mississippi 2,921,088 1,744,909 1,176,179 1,073,789 50,879 21,237 644 12,475 17,155
Nevada 2,414,807 1,449,675 965,132 172,989 568,356 133,867 11,261 25,391 53,268
Arizona 5,939,292 3,588,840 2,350,452 187,381 1,692,930 123,505 7,558 265,480 73,598
New York 19,254,630 11,716,880 7,537,750 2,892,520 3,101,626 1,262,099 7,508 58,097 215,900
Louisiana 4,523,628 2,786,229 1,737,399 1,486,456 128,289 61,632 1,221 25,171 34,630
Florida 17,789,864 11,052,321 6,737,543 2,666,859 3,467,455 359,986 9,557 48,999 184,687
New Jersey 8,717,925 5,510,356 3,207,569 1,152,893 1,327,413 622,015 3,085 12,719 89,444
South Carolina 4,255,083 2,786,761 1,468,322 1,234,507 139,801 44,852 1,590 13,775 33,797
Illinois 12,763,371 8,393,356 4,370,015 1,886,437 1,826,283 510,976 3,753 19,103 123,463
Alaska 663,661 441,115 222,546 22,454 33,784 29,670 3,556 103,920 29,162
Virginia 7,567,465 5,164,157 2,403,308 1,475,606 452,511 341,360 4,294 19,003 110,534
North Carolina 8,683,242 5,928,770 2,754,472 1,861,554 553,113 152,081 4,108 103,884 79,732
Alabama 4,557,808 3,159,363 1,398,445 1,195,440 104,968 37,179 1,243 21,193 38,422
1 The total 2005 population estimate for the District of Columbia has been revised. The estimates for race and Hispanic origin, however, have not been updated.
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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