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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 1.1a.  Size of the American Indian/Alaska Native population, by race/ethnicity: 2006

Race/ethnicity Number
(in thousands)
Percent of U.S.
population
Total 4,498 1.5
American Indian/Alaska Native alone 2,903 1.0
Non-Hispanic 2,259 0.8
Hispanic 644 0.2
American Indian/Alaska Native in combination    
with one or more other races 1,595 0.5
Non-Hispanic 1,370 0.5
Hispanic 225 0.1
NOTE: "Alone" refers to respondents who selected American Indian/Alaska Native and not any other race category. "In combination with one or more other races" refers to respondents who selected American Indian/Alaska Native and one or more other race categories. Both "alone" and "in combination" include persons of Hispanic ethnicity. In 2006, the Census Bureau estimated there were 299,398,484 persons living in the United States. Counts of American Indians/Alaska Natives reported through the American Community Survey (Tables 1.1b, 1.2a, and 1.2b) are lower than those reported in the Population Estimates data series (Tables 1.1a and 1.1c). Data for Population Estimates are based on aggregations of racial/ethnic groups compiled from various Census Bureau sources. Racial/ethnic data reported through the American Community Survey are based on responses of individuals to a detailed question on race/ethnicity, which include more racial/ethnic groups, plus a category of "some other race". Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of the Population by Sex, Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin for the United States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (NC-EST2006-03), retrieved from http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/NC-EST2006-srh.html on January 17, 2008.

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