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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 16. Estimates of resident population, by race/ethnicity and age group: Selected years, 1980 through 2005
Year and age group Number (in thousands) Percentage distribution
Total White Black His- panic Asian Pacific Islander  American  Indian/  Alaska  Native More than one race Total White Black His- panic Asian Pacific Islander  American  Indian/  Alaska  Native More than
one race
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Total                                
1980 227,225 181,140 26,215 14,869 3,665 (1) 1,336 100.0 79.7 11.5 6.5 1.6 (1) 0.6
1985 237,924 184,945 27,738 18,368 5,315 (1) 1,558 100.0 77.7 11.7 7.7 2.2 (1) 0.7
1990 249,623 188,725 29,439 22,573 7,092 (1) 1,793 100.0 75.6 11.8 9.0 2.8 (1) 0.7
1995 266,278 194,389 32,500 28,158 9,188 (1) 2,044 100.0 73.0 12.2 10.6 3.5 (1) 0.8
20002  282,193 195,769 34,413 35,648 10,458 369 2,104 3,432 100.0 69.4 12.2 12.6 3.7 0.1 0.7 1.2
                                 
20012  285,108 196,319 34,814 37,064 10,868 376 2,130 3,536 100.0 68.9 12.2 13.0 3.8 0.1 0.7 1.2
20022  287,985 196,827 35,201 38,500 11,277 384 2,155 3,642 100.0 68.3 12.2 13.4 3.9 0.1 0.7 1.3
20032  290,850 197,340 35,574 39,935 11,680 391 2,181 3,750 100.0 67.8 12.2 13.7 4.0 0.1 0.7 1.3
20042  293,657 197,843 35,950 41,338 12,061 398 2,207 3,861 100.0 67.4 12.2 14.1 4.1 0.1 0.8 1.3
20052  296,410 198,366 36,325 42,687 12,421 405 2,233 3,974 100.0 66.9 12.3 14.4 4.2 0.1 0.8 1.3
                                 
Under 5                                
1980 16,451 11,904 2,413 1,677 319 (1) 137 100.0 72.4 14.7 10.2 1.9 (1) 0.8
1985 17,842 12,683 2,572 1,938 478 (1) 171 100.0 71.1 14.4 10.9 2.7 (1) 1.0
1990 18,856 12,757 2,825 2,497 593 (1) 184 100.0 67.7 15.0 13.2 3.1 (1) 1.0
1995 19,627 12,415 3,050 3,245 734 (1) 182 100.0 63.3 15.5 16.5 3.7 (1) 0.9
20002  19,187 11,268 2,763 3,741 684 29 172 531 100.0 58.7 14.4 19.5 3.6 0.2 0.9 2.8
                                 
20012  19,349 11,234 2,796 3,875 709 28 171 536 100.0 58.1 14.4 20.0 3.7 0.1 0.9 2.8
20022  19,537 11,208 2,826 4,029 734 28 171 541 100.0 57.4 14.5 20.6 3.8 0.1 0.9 2.8
20032  19,778 11,212 2,851 4,204 769 28 171 545 100.0 56.7 14.4 21.3 3.9 0.1 0.9 2.8
20042  20,061 11,225 2,892 4,392 805 27 172 547 100.0 56.0 14.4 21.9 4.0 0.1 0.9 2.7
20052  20,304 11,258 2,922 4,532 838 27 173 553 100.0 55.4 14.4 22.3 4.1 0.1 0.9 2.7
                                 
5 to 17                                
1980 47,232 35,220 6,840 4,005 790 (1) 377 100.0 74.6 14.5 8.5 1.7 (1) 0.8
1985 44,782 32,099 6,569 4,609 1,111 (1) 393 100.0 71.7 14.7 10.3 2.5 (1) 0.9
1990 45,359
1995 49,838
20002  53,173 33,016 7,989 8,682 1,825 85 522 1,054 100.0 62.1 15.0 16.3 3.4 0.2 1.0 2.0
                                 
20012  53,260 32,801 7,989 8,919 1,860 85 517 1,089 100.0 61.6 15.0 16.7 3.5 0.2 1.0 2.0
20022  53,325 32,552 7,981 9,175 1,895 85 511 1,125 100.0 61.0 15.0 17.2 3.6 0.2 1.0 2.1
20032  53,269 32,210 7,954 9,425 1,928 85 505 1,162 100.0 60.5 14.9 17.7 3.6 0.2 0.9 2.2
20042  53,198 31,877 7,913 9,668 1,954 85 499 1,202 100.0 59.9 14.9 18.2 3.7 0.2 0.9 2.3
20052  53,166 31,561 7,877 9,928 1,983 84 492 1,240 100.0 59.4 14.8 18.7 3.7 0.2 0.9 2.3
                                 
18 to 24                                
1980 30,103 23,278 3,872 2,284 468 (1) 201 100.0 77.3 12.9 7.6 1.6 (1) 0.7
1985 28,902 21,375 3,853 2,805 645 (1) 224 100.0 74.0 13.3 9.7 2.2 (1) 0.8
1990 26,853
1995 25,482
20002  27,311 16,924 3,781 4,780 1,149 50 239 387 100.0 62.0 13.8 17.5 4.2 0.2 0.9 1.4
                                 
20012  27,971 17,303 3,889 4,903 1,167 50 249 410 100.0 61.9 13.9 17.5 4.2 0.2 0.9 1.5
20022  28,463 17,581 3,973 4,985 1,184 51 256 432 100.0 61.8 14.0 17.5 4.2 0.2 0.9 1.5
20032  28,947 17,874 4,059 5,047 1,199 51 265 453 100.0 61.7 14.0 17.4 4.1 0.2 0.9 1.6
20042  29,246 18,055 4,113 5,083 1,201 51 271 472 100.0 61.7 14.1 17.4 4.1 0.2 0.9 1.6
20052  29,307 18,089 4,137 5,076 1,192 50 276 487 100.0 61.7 14.1 17.3 4.1 0.2 0.9 1.7
                                 
25 and over                                
1980 133,438 110,737 13,091 6,903 2,088 (1) 620 100.0 83.0 9.8 5.2 1.6 (1) 0.5
1985 146,398 118,787 14,744 9,016 3,081 (1) 771 100.0 81.1 10.1 6.2 2.1 (1) 0.5
1990 158,555 125,653 16,322 11,447 4,190 (1) 944 100.0 79.2 10.3 7.2 2.6 (1) 0.6
1995 171,332 131,839 18,250 14,519 5,628 (1) 1,096 100.0 76.9 10.7 8.5 3.3 (1) 0.6
20002  182,522 134,561 19,879 18,445 6,799 205 1,171 1,460 100.0 73.7 10.9 10.1 3.7 0.1 0.6 0.8
                                 
20012  184,527 134,981 20,140 19,368 7,133 212 1,193 1,501 100.0 73.1 10.9 10.5 3.9 0.1 0.6 0.8
20022  186,660 135,486 20,420 20,310 7,463 220 1,217 1,544 100.0 72.6 10.9 10.9 4.0 0.1 0.7 0.8
20032  188,856 136,044 20,710 21,258 7,785 228 1,240 1,590 100.0 72.0 11.0 11.3 4.1 0.1 0.7 0.8
20042  191,153 136,687 21,031 22,195 8,100 236 1,265 1,639 100.0 71.5 11.0 11.6 4.2 0.1 0.7 0.9
20052  193,633 137,458 21,389 23,151 8,407 244 1,292 1,693 100.0 71.0 11.0 12.0 4.3 0.1 0.7 0.9
—Not available.
1 Included under Asian.
2 Data on persons of more than one race group were collected beginning in 2000. Direct comparability of the data (other than Hispanic) prior to 2000 with the data for 2000 and later years is limited by the extent to which people reporting more than one race in later years had been reported in specific race groups in earlier years.
NOTE: Resident population includes civilian population and armed forces personnel residing within the United States; it excludes armed forces personnel residing overseas. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Estimates as of July 1.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Population Estimates, retrieved September 14, 2006, from http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/2005_nat_res.html. (This table was prepared September 2006.)