Skip Navigation
Digest of Education Statistics
2007 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest


Table 16. Estimates of resident population, by race/ethnicity and age group: Selected years, 1980 through 2006
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  282,217 195,774 34,415 35,660 10,463 369 2,104 3,432 100.0 69.4 12.2 12.6 3.7 0.1 0.7 1.2
                                 
20012  285,226 196,344 34,822 37,122 10,894 376 2,130 3,537 100.0 68.8 12.2 13.0 3.8 0.1 0.7 1.2
20022  288,126 196,824 35,203 38,598 11,321 384 2,155 3,642 100.0 68.3 12.2 13.4 3.9 0.1 0.7 1.3
20032  290,796 197,219 35,538 40,006 11,718 390 2,179 3,747 100.0 67.8 12.2 13.8 4.0 0.1 0.7 1.3
20042  293,638 197,749 35,922 41,411 12,094 398 2,205 3,859 100.0 67.3 12.2 14.1 4.1 0.1 0.8 1.3
20052  296,507 198,235 36,302 42,872 12,487 405 2,232 3,973 100.0 66.9 12.2 14.5 4.2 0.1 0.8 1.3
20062  299,398 198,744 36,690 44,321 12,882 412 2,259 4,090 100.0 66.4 12.3 14.8 4.3 0.1 0.8 1.4
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  19,188 11,268 2,763 3,741 685 29 172 531 100.0 58.7 14.4 19.5 3.6 0.2 0.9 2.8
                                 
20012  19,354 11,235 2,796 3,877 710 28 171 536 100.0 58.1 14.4 20.0 3.7 0.1 0.9 2.8
20022  19,544 11,209 2,827 4,033 735 28 171 541 100.0 57.4 14.5 20.6 3.8 0.1 0.9 2.8
20032  19,783 11,212 2,851 4,207 769 28 171 545 100.0 56.7 14.4 21.3 3.9 0.1 0.9 2.8
20042  20,070 11,228 2,889 4,398 807 27 172 548 100.0 55.9 14.4 21.9 4.0 0.1 0.9 2.7
20052  20,315 11,209 2,925 4,581 844 27 174 554 100.0 55.2 14.4 22.5 4.2 0.1 0.9 2.7
20062  20,418 11,162 2,917 4,705 862 28 176 569 100.0 54.7 14.3 23.0 4.2 0.1 0.9 2.8
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  53,177 33,017 7,989 8,684 1,826 85 522 1,054 100.0 62.1 15.0 16.3 3.4 0.2 1.0 2.0
                                 
20012  53,281 32,805 7,991 8,930 1,864 85 517 1,089 100.0 61.6 15.0 16.8 3.5 0.2 1.0 2.0
20022  53,362 32,559 7,984 9,195 1,902 85 511 1,125 100.0 61.0 15.0 17.2 3.6 0.2 1.0 2.1
20032  53,303 32,217 7,956 9,443 1,934 85 505 1,162 100.0 60.4 14.9 17.7 3.6 0.2 0.9 2.2
20042  53,225 31,882 7,915 9,682 1,959 85 499 1,203 100.0 59.9 14.9 18.2 3.7 0.2 0.9 2.3
20052  53,219 31,571 7,881 9,957 1,993 85 492 1,241 100.0 59.3 14.8 18.7 3.7 0.2 0.9 2.3
20062  53,318 31,304 7,872 10,261 2,041 84 485 1,270 100.0 58.7 14.8 19.2 3.8 0.2 0.9 2.4
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  27,319 16,926 3,782 4,784 1,150 50 239 388 100.0 62.0 13.8 17.5 4.2 0.2 0.9 1.4
                                 
20012  27,999 17,308 3,891 4,919 1,170 51 249 411 100.0 61.8 13.9 17.6 4.2 0.2 0.9 1.5
20022  28,484 17,572 3,972 5,011 1,190 51 256 432 100.0 61.7 13.9 17.6 4.2 0.2 0.9 1.5
20032  28,889 17,819 4,042 5,060 1,202 51 264 452 100.0 61.7 14.0 17.5 4.2 0.2 0.9 1.6
20042  29,236 18,036 4,107 5,096 1,204 51 271 471 100.0 61.7 14.0 17.4 4.1 0.2 0.9 1.6
20052  29,333 18,079 4,133 5,109 1,200 50 276 487 100.0 61.6 14.1 17.4 4.1 0.2 0.9 1.7
20062  29,455 18,098 4,180 5,146 1,198 50 280 502 100.0 61.4 14.2 17.5 4.1 0.2 1.0 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  182,532 134,563 19,880 18,450 6,803 205 1,171 1,460 100.0 73.7 10.9 10.1 3.7 0.1 0.6 0.8
                                 
20012  184,592 134,996 20,144 19,395 7,149 212 1,194 1,501 100.0 73.1 10.9 10.5 3.9 0.1 0.6 0.8
20022  186,736 135,483 20,421 20,358 7,493 220 1,217 1,544 100.0 72.6 10.9 10.9 4.0 0.1 0.7 0.8
20032  188,822 135,971 20,688 21,296 7,812 227 1,239 1,588 100.0 72.0 11.0 11.3 4.1 0.1 0.7 0.8
20042  191,108 136,603 21,010 22,235 8,123 235 1,264 1,637 100.0 71.5 11.0 11.6 4.3 0.1 0.7 0.9
20052  193,640 137,376 21,363 23,226 8,450 243 1,290 1,691 100.0 70.9 11.0 12.0 4.4 0.1 0.7 0.9
20062  196,208 138,180 21,721 24,208 8,780 252 1,318 1,749 100.0 70.4 11.1 12.3 4.5 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 ethnicity. 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 July 19, 2007, from http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/2006_nat_res.html. (This table was prepared July 2007.)

2007 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest