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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 1.1c.  Resident population and percentage distribution, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1980 to 2006 and projections to 2050

Year Total White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
  Number (in thousands)
1980 227,225 181,140 26,215 14,869 3,665 1,336
1985 237,924 184,945 27,738 18,368 5,315 1,558
1990 249,623 188,725 29,439 22,573 7,092 1,793
1995 266,278 194,389 32,500 28,158 9,188 2,044
20001 282,217 195,774 34,415 35,660 10,832 2,104
20011 285,226 196,344 34,822 37,122 11,270 2,130
20021 288,126 196,824 35,203 38,598 11,704 2,155
20031 290,796 197,219 35,538 40,006 12,108 2,179
20041 293,638 197,749 35,922 41,411 12,492 2,205
20051 296,507 198,235 36,302 42,872 12,892 2,232
20061 299,398 198,744 36,690 44,321 13,294 2,259
20101,2 299,862 201,956 37,483 43,688 14,436 2,300
20151,2 312,268 204,590 39,551 49,255 16,444 2,428
20201,2 324,927 207,145 41,549 55,156 18,527 2,550
20301,2 351,070 210,984 45,567 68,168 23,564 2,787
20401,2 377,350 212,475 49,618 82,692 29,543 3,023
20501,2 403,687 212,991 53,466 98,229 35,760 3,241
 
  Percentage distribution
1980 100.0 79.7 11.5 6.5 1.6 0.6
1985 100.0 77.7 11.7 7.7 2.2 0.7
1990 100.0 75.6 11.8 9.0 2.8 0.7
1995 100.0 73.0 12.2 10.6 3.5 0.8
20001 100.0 69.4 12.2 12.6 3.8 0.7
20011 100.0 68.8 12.2 13.0 4.0 0.7
20021 100.0 68.3 12.2 13.4 4.1 0.7
20031 100.0 67.8 12.2 13.8 4.2 0.7
20041 100.0 67.3 12.2 14.1 4.3 0.8
20051 100.0 66.9 12.2 14.5 4.3 0.8
20061 100.0 66.4 12.3 14.8 4.4 0.8
20101,2 100.0 67.3 12.5 14.6 4.8 0.8
20151,2 100.0 65.5 12.7 15.8 5.3 0.8
20201,2 100.0 63.8 12.8 17.0 5.7 0.8
20301,2 100.0 60.1 13.0 19.4 6.7 0.8
20401,2 100.0 56.3 13.1 21.9 7.8 0.8
20501,2 100.0 52.8 13.2 24.3 8.9 0.8
1 Total includes "more than one race" group not shown separately.
2 Projected.
NOTE: Figures for the year 2000 are from the Census table "Annual Estimates of the Population," released in 2004, and may differ from other published tabulations. Figures for the year 2010 are from "U.S. Interim Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin," http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/usinterimproj/, Population Projections Program, 2001 to 2050, and may differ from other published tabulations. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. 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, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2000, Population Estimates Program, 1980 to 2000; "U.S. Interim Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin," http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/usinterimproj/, Population Projections Program, 2001 to 2050; and U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, National Population Estimates for the 2000s, retrieved January 17, 2008, from http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/2006_nat_res.html.

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