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

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Table 1a.

Resident population and percentage distribution, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 19802008, and projections, selected years, 20102025


Year Total White Black Hispanic Asian Native
Hawaiian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or
more races
  Number (in thousands)
1980 226,546 180,906 26,142 14,609 3,563 (1) 1,326
1985 237,924 184,945 27,738 18,368 5,315 (1) 1,558
1990 248,791 188,315 29,304 22,379 6,996 (1) 1,797
1995 262,803 193,328 31,590 27,107 8,846 (1) 1,932
2000 282,158 195,771 34,414 35,629 10,436 369 2,104 3,436
2001 284,915 196,325 34,793 36,958 10,777 377 2,131 3,555
2002 287,501 196,773 35,147 38,264 11,103 384 2,158 3,673
2003 289,986 197,152 35,457 39,579 11,432 391 2,184 3,791
2004 292,806 197,727 35,811 40,956 11,782 399 2,213 3,918
2005 295,583 198,244 36,145 42,354 12,145 407 2,241 4,047
2006 298,442 198,781 36,499 43,777 12,520 416 2,271 4,179
2007 301,280 199,272 36,849 45,219 12,901 425 2,300 4,314
2008 304,060 199,491 37,172 46,944 13,238 435 2,329 4,452
                 
2010 2 310,233 200,853 37,985 49,726 14,083 452 2,392 4,743
2015 2 325,540 203,208 39,916 57,711 16,141 497 2,548 5,519
2020 2 341,387 205,255 41,847 66,365 18,308 541 2,697 6,374
2025 2 357,452 206,662 43,703 75,772 20,591 585 2,830 7,309
  Percentage distribution
1980 100.0 79.9 11.5 6.4 1.6 (1) 0.6
1985 100.0 77.7 11.7 7.7 2.2 (1) 0.7
1990 100.0 75.7 11.8 9.0 2.8 (1) 0.7
1995 100.0 73.6 12.0 10.3 3.4 (1) 0.7
2000 100.0 69.4 12.2 12.6 3.7 0.1 0.7 1.2
2001 100.0 68.9 12.2 13.0 3.8 0.1 0.7 1.2
2002 100.0 68.4 12.2 13.3 3.9 0.1 0.8 1.3
2003 100.0 68.0 12.2 13.6 3.9 0.1 0.8 1.3
2004 100.0 67.5 12.2 14.0 4.0 0.1 0.8 1.3
2005 100.0 67.1 12.2 14.3 4.1 0.1 0.8 1.4
2006 100.0 66.6 12.2 14.7 4.2 0.1 0.8 1.4
2007 100.0 66.1 12.2 15.0 4.3 0.1 0.8 1.4
2008 100.0 65.6 12.2 15.4 4.4 0.1 0.8 1.5
                 
2010 2 100.0 64.7 12.2 16.0 4.5 0.1 0.8 1.5
2015 2 100.0 62.4 12.3 17.7 5.0 0.2 0.8 1.7
2020 2 100.0 60.1 12.3 19.4 5.4 0.2 0.8 1.9
2025 2 100.0 57.8 12.2 21.2 5.8 0.2 0.8 2.0
— Not available.
1 Prior to 2000, estimates for Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander are included in the estimates for Asian.
2 Projected.
NOTE: Numbers for the year 2000 are from the Decennial Census. All other years are population estimates. The category "Two or more races" was not an option prior to 1996. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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