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


Table 2c.

Number, percentage, and percentage distribution of U.S. population under age 18, 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 73,912,900 95.2 3,576,500 4.8 100.0
White 41,955,200 98.2 737,100 1.8 20.6
Black 10,565,400 97.3 290,000 2.7 8.1
Hispanic 15,332,000 88.6 1,751,100 11.4 49.0
Mexican 10,616,900 89.3 1,134,400 10.7 31.7
Puerto Rican 1,334,300 89.5 139,700 10.5 3.9
Cuban 328,400 86.0 46,000 14.0 1.3
Dominican 370,200 82.0 66,700 18.0 1.9
Salvadoran 429,600 86.8 56,800 13.2 1.6
Other Central American 558,700 81.3 104,700 18.8 2.9
South American 609,700 74.3 156,800 25.7 4.4
Other Hispanic or Latino 1,084,300 95.8 46,000 4.2 1.3
Asian 2,886,500 76.1 689,700 23.9 19.3
Asian Indian 623,100 77.1 142,600 22.9 4.0
Chinese3 607,600 73.3 162,200 26.7 4.5
Filipino 460,900 76.0 110,800 24.0 3.1
Japanese 84,300 68.2 26,800 31.8 0.8
Korean 287,300 61.2 111,600 38.9 3.1
Vietnamese 372,100 83.7 60,600 16.3 1.7
Other Asian 451,200 83.4 75,000 16.6 2.1
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 103,900 78.8 22,000 21.2 0.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 558,700 99.6 2,200 0.4 0.1
Two or more races 2,265,300 97.5 57,600 2.5 1.6
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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