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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 16. Estimates of resident population, by race/ethnicity and age group: Selected years, 1980 through 2008
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
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  282,194 195,770 34,413 35,649 10,458 369 2,104 3,431 100.0 69.4 12.2 12.6 3.7 0.1 0.7 1.2
20012  285,112 196,321 34,814 37,069 10,866 376 2,130 3,536 100.0 68.9 12.2 13.0 3.8 0.1 0.7 1.2
                                 
20022  287,888 196,775 35,185 38,488 11,264 383 2,155 3,639 100.0 68.4 12.2 13.4 3.9 0.1 0.7 1.3
20032  290,448 197,148 35,511 39,844 11,635 389 2,178 3,742 100.0 67.9 12.2 13.7 4.0 0.1 0.7 1.3
20042  293,192 197,657 35,889 41,202 11,988 396 2,205 3,854 100.0 67.4 12.2 14.1 4.1 0.1 0.8 1.3
20052  295,896 198,092 36,253 42,603 12,347 403 2,231 3,967 100.0 66.9 12.3 14.4 4.2 0.1 0.8 1.3
20062  298,755 198,589 36,646 44,054 12,712 410 2,259 4,084 100.0 66.5 12.3 14.7 4.3 0.1 0.8 1.4
20072  301,621 199,092 37,037 45,504 13,080 417 2,287 4,205 100.0 66.0 12.3 15.1 4.3 0.1 0.8 1.4
20082  304,483 199,559 37,430 46,976 13,446 424 2,315 4,333 100.0 65.5 12.3 15.4 4.4 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
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  19,350 11,235 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  19,774 11,211 2,851 4,201 768 28 171 544 100.0 56.7 14.4 21.2 3.9 0.1 0.9 2.8
20042  20,060 11,226 2,889 4,393 805 27 172 548 100.0 56.0 14.4 21.9 4.0 0.1 0.9 2.7
20052  20,300 11,204 2,921 4,577 842 27 174 555 100.0 55.2 14.4 22.5 4.1 0.1 0.9 2.7
20062  20,452 11,138 2,926 4,753 860 28 177 571 100.0 54.5 14.3 23.2 4.2 0.1 0.9 2.8
20072  20,724 11,175 2,953 4,916 882 28 180 590 100.0 53.9 14.2 23.7 4.3 0.1 0.9 2.8
20082  20,996 11,204 2,996 5,073 895 28 184 614 100.0 53.4 14.3 24.2 4.3 0.1 0.9 2.9
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
1990 45,359
1995 49,838
20002  53,173 33,016 7,989 8,682 1,826 85 522 1,053 100.0 62.1 15.0 16.3 3.4 0.2 1.0 2.0
20012  53,263 32,801 7,990 8,921 1,861 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 1,896 85 511 1,125 100.0 61.0 15.0 17.2 3.6 0.2 1.0 2.1
20032  53,250 32,206 7,952 9,415 1,924 85 505 1,162 100.0 60.5 14.9 17.7 3.6 0.2 0.9 2.2
20042  53,158 31,869 7,910 9,646 1,947 85 499 1,202 100.0 60.0 14.9 18.1 3.7 0.2 0.9 2.3
20052  53,132 31,554 7,874 9,910 1,977 84 492 1,240 100.0 59.4 14.8 18.7 3.7 0.2 0.9 2.3
20062  53,216 31,284 7,865 10,207 2,023 83 485 1,269 100.0 58.8 14.8 19.2 3.8 0.2 0.9 2.4
20072  53,178 30,938 7,818 10,503 2,063 82 477 1,296 100.0 58.2 14.7 19.8 3.9 0.2 0.9 2.4
20082  53,009 30,529 7,727 10,771 2,111 81 469 1,321 100.0 57.6 14.6 20.3 4.0 0.2 0.9 2.5
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
1990 26,853
1995 25,482
20002  27,312 16,925 3,782 4,781 1,148 50 239 387 100.0 62.0 13.8 17.5 4.2 0.2 0.9 1.4
20012  27,966 17,302 3,888 4,904 1,163 50 249 410 100.0 61.9 13.9 17.5 4.2 0.2 0.9 1.5
                                 
20022  28,420 17,561 3,966 4,979 1,176 51 256 431 100.0 61.8 14.0 17.5 4.1 0.2 0.9 1.5
20032  28,801 17,804 4,034 5,015 1,183 50 264 450 100.0 61.8 14.0 17.4 4.1 0.2 0.9 1.6
20042  29,131 18,018 4,098 5,042 1,182 50 271 469 100.0 61.9 14.1 17.3 4.1 0.2 0.9 1.6
20052  29,206 18,058 4,122 5,042 1,173 49 275 485 100.0 61.8 14.1 17.3 4.0 0.2 0.9 1.7
20062  29,313 18,075 4,168 5,072 1,169 49 280 500 100.0 61.7 14.2 17.3 4.0 0.2 1.0 1.7
20072  29,492 18,119 4,230 5,122 1,173 49 283 517 100.0 61.4 14.3 17.4 4.0 0.2 1.0 1.8
20082  29,861 18,230 4,329 5,246 1,184 49 286 537 100.0 61.0 14.5 17.6 4.0 0.2 1.0 1.8
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
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  182,521 134,560 19,879 18,445 6,800 205 1,171 1,460 100.0 73.7 10.9 10.1 3.7 0.1 0.6 0.8
20012  184,533 134,983 20,140 19,370 7,134 212 1,193 1,501 100.0 73.1 10.9 10.5 3.9 0.1 0.6 0.8
                                 
20022  186,606 135,454 20,412 20,304 7,459 220 1,216 1,543 100.0 72.6 10.9 10.9 4.0 0.1 0.7 0.8
20032  188,624 135,926 20,674 21,212 7,760 227 1,239 1,586 100.0 72.1 11.0 11.2 4.1 0.1 0.7 0.8
20042  190,843 136,544 20,991 22,121 8,054 235 1,263 1,634 100.0 71.5 11.0 11.6 4.2 0.1 0.7 0.9
20052  193,259 137,276 21,335 23,074 8,355 242 1,290 1,687 100.0 71.0 11.0 11.9 4.3 0.1 0.7 0.9
20062  195,774 138,091 21,688 24,023 8,661 250 1,317 1,743 100.0 70.5 11.1 12.3 4.4 0.1 0.7 0.9
20072  198,227 138,860 22,037 24,963 8,962 258 1,345 1,802 100.0 70.1 11.1 12.6 4.5 0.1 0.7 0.9
20082  200,617 139,596 22,379 25,885 9,256 265 1,375 1,861 100.0 69.6 11.2 12.9 4.6 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 August 12, 2008, from http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/2007-nat-res.html. (This table was prepared August 2008.)