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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 1b.

Percentage distribution of the resident population, by race/ethnicity, region, and state: 2008


Region and state White Black Hispanic Asian Native
Hawaiian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or
more races
United States 65.6 12.2 15.4 4.4 0.1 0.8 1.5
Northeast 70.7 11.1 11.7 5.1 # 0.2 1.1
Connecticut 73.8 9.3 0.2 3.4 # 1.2 12.0
Maine 95.3 1.0 1.3 0.9 # 0.6 1.0
Massachusetts 79.2 5.9 8.6 4.9 # 0.2 1.2
New Hampshire 93.1 1.1 2.6 1.9 # 0.2 1.0
New Jersey 61.7 13.1 16.3 7.6 # 0.2 1.1
New York 60.0 14.8 16.7 6.9 # 0.3 1.2
Pennsylvania 81.4 10.3 4.8 2.4 # 0.1 1.0
Rhode Island 78.8 5.0 11.6 2.7 0.1 0.4 1.3
Vermont 95.2 0.8 1.4 1.1 # 0.4 1.1
               
Midwest 79.2 10.2 6.4 2.4 # 0.6 1.2
Illinois 64.7 14.5 15.2 4.3 # 0.2 1.1
Indiana 83.2 8.9 5.2 1.3 # 0.2 1.1
Iowa 90.3 2.5 4.2 1.6 # 0.3 1.0
Kansas 80.3 5.9 9.1 2.2 0.1 0.9 1.6
Michigan 77.5 14.0 4.1 2.3 # 0.5 1.4
Minnesota 85.4 4.4 4.1 3.5 # 1.1 1.4
Missouri 82.1 11.3 3.2 1.4 0.1 0.4 1.4
Nebraska 84.1 4.3 7.9 1.7 0.1 0.9 1.2
North Dakota 89.6 1.0 2.1 0.7 # 5.4 1.1
Ohio 82.5 11.8 2.6 1.6 # 0.2 1.3
South Dakota 86.1 1.1 2.6 0.7 # 8.2 1.3
Wisconsin 85.1 5.9 5.1 2.0 # 0.9 1.1
               
South 62.0 18.8 14.8 2.5 0.1 0.7 1.2
Alabama 68.4 26.2 2.9 0.9 # 0.5 1.0
Arkansas 75.6 15.5 5.6 1.0 0.1 0.8 1.3
Delaware 68.3 20.4 6.8 2.8 # 0.3 1.3
District of Columbia 33.1 53.1 8.6 3.3 0.1 0.3 1.4
Florida 60.3 15.0 21.0 2.2 0.1 0.3 1.2
Georgia 58.1 29.6 8.0 2.8 0.1 0.3 1.2
Kentucky 87.8 7.6 2.4 1.0 # 0.2 1.0
Louisiana 61.9 31.7 3.4 1.4 # 0.6 1.0
Maryland 57.7 28.8 6.7 5.0 0.1 0.3 1.5
Mississippi 58.7 37.0 2.2 0.8 # 0.5 0.8
North Carolina 67.2 21.2 7.4 1.9 0.1 1.1 1.1
Oklahoma 71.4 7.7 7.6 1.7 0.1 7.7 3.9
South Carolina 65.2 28.1 4.1 1.2 # 0.4 1.0
Tennessee 77.1 16.5 3.7 1.3 # 0.3 1.1
Texas 47.4 11.3 36.5 3.3 0.1 0.4 1.1
Virginia 67.0 19.5 6.8 4.8 0.1 0.3 1.6
West Virginia 93.5 3.5 1.1 0.7 # 0.2 0.9
               
West 54.7 4.6 27.9 8.6 0.5 1.5 2.3
Alaska 65.7 3.9 6.1 4.4 0.6 14.8 4.4
Arizona 58.4 3.5 30.1 2.3 0.1 4.1 1.4
California 42.3 6.0 36.6 12.1 0.3 0.5 2.1
Colorado 71.0 3.8 20.2 2.5 0.1 0.7 1.6
Hawaii 24.9 2.8 8.7 38.4 8.6 0.4 16.1
Idaho 85.1 0.7 10.2 1.1 0.1 1.3 1.5
Montana 87.9 0.6 3.0 0.6 0.1 6.2 1.6
Nevada 57.1 7.3 25.7 6.0 0.5 1.1 2.3
New Mexico 41.7 2.1 44.9 1.2 0.1 8.6 1.3
Oregon 80.0 1.8 11.0 3.6 0.3 1.2 2.3
Utah 81.7 1.0 12.0 1.9 0.7 1.2 1.5
Washington 75.5 3.4 9.8 6.6 0.4 1.4 2.8
Wyoming 86.8 1.1 7.7 0.7 0.1 2.3 1.3
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 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.
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