U.S. Population by Race

Profile of General Demographic

Here is a look at the U.S. population, based on the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Census.



Subject Number 2010 Percent Number 2000 Percent
Race        
One race 299,736,465 97.1 274,595,678 97.6
 White 223,553,265 72.4 211,460,626 75.1
 Black or African American 38,929,319 12.6 34,658,190 12.3
 American Indian and Alaska Native 2,932,248 0.9 2,475,956 0.9
 Asian 14,674,252 4.8 10,242,998 3.6
  Asian Indian 2,908,2044 0.9 1,678,765 0.6
  Chinese 3,520,150 4 1.1 2,432,585 0.9
  Filipino 2,538,3254 0.8 1,850,314 0.7
  Japanese 756,8984 0.2 796,700 0.3
  Korean 1,449,8764 0.5 1,076,872 0.4
  Vietnamese 1,669,4474 0.5 1,122,528 0.4
  Other Asian1 2,177,5194 0.7 1,285,234 0.5
 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 540,013 0.2 398,835 0.1
  Native Hawaiian 156,2394 0.1 140,652
  Guamanian or Chamorro 64,1924 0.0 58,240
  Samoan 108,8494 0.0 91,029
  Other Pacific Islander2 176,7374 0.1 108,914
 Some other race 19,107,368 6.2 15,359,073 5.5
Two or more races 9,009,073 2.9 6,826,228 2.4
Race alone or in combination with one or more other races:3
White 231,040,398 74.8 216,930,975 77.1
Black or African American 42,020,743 13.6 36,419,434 12.9
American Indian and Alaska  Native 5,220,579 1.7 4,119,301 1.5
Asian 17,320,856 5.6 11,898,828 4.2
Native Hawaiian and Other  Pacific Islander 1,225,195 0.4 874,414 0.3
Some other race 21,748,084 7.0 18,521,486 6.6
         
NOTES: (—) represents zero or rounds to zero; n.a. = not applicable.
1. Other Asian alone, or two or more Asian categories.
2. Other Pacific Islander alone, or two or more Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander categories.
3. In combination with one or more of the other races listed. The six numbers may add to more than the total population and the six percentages may add to more than 100% because individuals may report more than one race.
4. Numbers and percents for this category are from 2011, American Community Survey.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000. Web: www.census.gov .

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