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


Table 2a.

Number and percentage of population in the United States, by nativity and race/ethnicity: 1990, 2000, 2005, and 2007


Year and race/ethnicity
Total population   Under 18
Born within the United States1   Born outside the United States1   Born within the United States1   Born outside the United States1
Number (in thousands) Percent   Number (in thousands) Percent   Number (in thousands) Percent   Number (in thousands) Percent
2000                      
Total2 239,867 87.7   33,764 12.3   68,434 94.9   3,673 5.1
White 181,930 95.5   8,521 4.5   43,562 98.2   806 1.8
Black 29,385 93.1   2,171 6.9   9,950 97.3   273 2.7
Hispanic 19,239 56.2   15,025 43.9   10,318 85.1   1,806 14.9
Asian 3,100 29.9   7,263 70.1   1,863 74.1   651 25.9
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 254 69.0   114 31.0   105 86.1   17 13.9
American Indian/Alaska Native 1,786 97.6   45 2.4   602 98.0   12 2.0
Two or more races 3,780 90.1   415 9.9   1,878 96.2   74 3.8
2005                            
Total2 249,067 86.4   39,332 13.6   69,361 94.8   3,786 5.2
White 183,732 95.4   8,795 4.6   41,570 98.1   795 1.9
Black 31,663 92.0   2,747 8.0   10,297 97.1   311 2.9
Hispanic 23,456 56.0   18,470 44.1   12,554 87.0   1,885 13.1
Asian 3,802 30.8   8,529 69.2   2,131 75.8   682 24.2
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 224 64.6   122 35.4   76 82.5   16 17.5
American Indian/Alaska Native 1,996 98.0   40 2.0   578 99.0   6 1.0
Two or more races 3,741 92.5   305 7.5   1,891 97.1   57 2.9
2007                            
Total2 259,801 86.1   41,821 13.9   70,336 95.2   3,576 4.8
White 189,497 95.4   9,097 4.6   41,218 98.2   737 1.8
Black 33,622 91.8   3,003 8.2   10,275 97.3   290 2.7
Hispanic 25,572 56.4   19,806 43.7   13,581 88.6   1,751 11.4
Asian 4,036 30.8   9,065 69.2   2,197 76.1   690 23.9
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 242 59.8   163 40.2   82 78.8   22 21.2
American Indian/Alaska Native 1,989 98.4   32 1.6   557 99.6   2 0.4
Two or more races 4,430 92.6   356 7.4   2,208 97.5   58 2.5
1 United States refers to the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
2 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. This table uses a different data source from Table 1a; therefore, detail in this table will not sum to the totals in Table 1a. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2000, 2005, and 2007.
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