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Race and Ethnicity of the U.S. Population As the U.S. population increased, the nation became more racially and ethnically diverse. Overall, Hispanics or Latinos had the largest increase in their total share of the population, increasing from 11.1 percent in 1997 to 18.0 percent in 2017, followed by Asians, whose share increased from 3.7 ...


NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.


For updated findings on views about racial inequality in the U.S., see “Amid National Reckoning, Americans Divided on Whether Increased Focus on Race Will Lead to Major Policy Change.” More than 150 years after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, most U.S. adults say the legacy of slavery continues to have an impact on the position of black people in American society ...


It can be used as an index that combines race and income to give a micro-level view of environmental injustice (or other forms of spatial injustice). Dec. 13, 2016. We updated the income data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey to the 2011-2015 data.


Between 1980 and 2015, the percentage of children in the United States who are Hispanic nearly tripled, from 9 to 25 percent. Their share is projected to increase to more than one-quarter (26 percent) of the child population by 2020.


Educational Attainment, by Race and Ethnicity In 2017, more than four in 10 adults in the U.S. ages 25 and older had attained an associate degree or higher (44.4 percent), followed by 28.8 percent whose highest level of education was completing high school, 16.3 percent who had some college but no degree, and 10.4 percent who had less than a ...


Although the previously released overall state-specific maps demonstrate where obesity may be influencing health, health care costs, well-being, and productivity across states and regions, the racial and ethnic maps for 2015 through 2017 illustrate that the negative effects are disproportionately burdensome for particular populations.


Sources: 1. Bryan Baker and Nancy Rytina, “Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2012,” dhs.gov, Mar. 2013 2. Michael Hoefer, Nancy Rytina, and Christopher Campbell, “Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2005, ” Aug. 2006 3. Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn, “U.S. Unauthorized ...


Sources. 1.Data/Statistics, The Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services 2. CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report — United States, 2013, US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR 2013;62(Suppl 3):1-187


Demographics Age of Gang Members. Respondents provided information regarding the estimated ages of gang members in their jurisdictions. In virtually every survey year, law enforcement agencies report a greater percentage of adult (18 and over) gang members compared with juvenile (under 18) gang members.