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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010


Figure 1.

Percentage distribution of total population in the United States, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1980–2008, and projections, selected years, 2010–2025


Percentage distribution of total population in the United States, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1980–2008, and projections, selected years, 2010–2025

NOTE: "Other" includes the following race categories: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Two or more races. Numbers for the year 2000 are from the Decennial Census. All other years are population estimates. Prior to 2000, Asian includes Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. The category "Two or more races" was not an option prior to 1996. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2000 and 2004, Population Estimates Program, 1980–2000; Table 4: Estimates of the Population by Race and Hispanic Origin for the United States and States: July 1, 2008 (SC-EST2008-04), released May 14, 2009, retrieved May 15, 2009, from http://www.census.gov/popest/states/asrh/SC-EST2008-04.html; and Projected Population by Single Year of Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for the United States: July 1, 2000 to July 1, 2050 (NP2008-T4), released August 14, 2008.

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