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


Table 2b.

Number, percentage, and percentage distribution of U.S. population, by nativity and race/ethnicity with Hispanic and Asian subgroups: 2007


      Born outside the United States1
Race/ethnicity and subgroup Total
population
Born within the
United States1
Number Percent Percentage
distribution
Total2 301,621,200 86.1 41,820,700 13.9 100.0
White 198,594,500 95.4 9,097,000 4.6 21.8
Black 36,624,900 91.8 3,002,900 8.2 7.2
Hispanic 45,378,600 56.4 19,806,300 43.7 47.4
Mexican 29,189,300 59.5 11,812,300 40.5 28.3
Puerto Rican 4,114,700 64.8 1,448,300 35.2 3.5
Cuban 1,608,800 37.5 1,004,900 62.5 2.4
Dominican 1,198,800 37.9 744,000 62.1 1.8
Salvadoran 1,473,500 33.3 983,400 66.7 2.4
Other Central American 2,059,100 31.2 1,417,000 68.8 3.4
South American 2,500,800 28.9 1,779,000 71.1 4.3
Other Hispanic or Latino 3,233,500 80.9 617,300 19.1 1.5
Asian 13,100,900 30.8 9,064,700 69.2 21.7
Asian Indian 2,578,200 26.3 1,901,000 73.7 4.6
Chinese3 3,022,600 28.2 2,170,100 71.8 5.2
Filipino 2,383,900 29.6 1,678,000 70.4 4.0
Japanese 783,400 56.5 340,900 43.5 0.8
Korean 1,350,500 22.6 1,044,900 77.4 2.5
Vietnamese 1,478,300 32.3 1,000,900 67.7 2.4
Other Asian 1,504,000 38.2 928,900 61.8 2.2
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 404,200 59.8 162,700 40.2 0.4
American Indian/Alaska Native 2,021,700 98.4 32,300 1.6 0.1
Two or more races 4,785,900 92.6 356,000 7.4 0.9
1 United States refers to the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
2 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
3 Excludes Taiwanese. Taiwanese is included in the "Other Asian" category.
NOTE: Population estimates may differ from those in other tables due to time of year of estimation. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2007.
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