What Is the United States Population Breakdown by Race?


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As of 2014, the United States is made up of 77.4 percent white people, 13.2 percent black or African-American people and 1.2 percent American Indian or Native Alaskan people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Asians make up 5.4 percent of the population, and .02 percent are Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. People of two or more different races make up 2.5 percent of the population. Of these people, 17.4 percent of them are Hispanic or Latino.

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The population breakdown by race of each state varies. The population of Alabama is 62 percent white, 12 percent black and 6 percent Asian. American Indians make up 1 percent of the Alabama population, and 2 percent are of two or more races, reports the Kaiser Family Foundation. Connecticut consists of 71 percent white people, 9 percent black people and 6 percent Asian people, while 13 percent of the population is Hispanic. The population of Hawaii is 53 percent Asian, 19 percent white and 2 percent black.

The population of Vermont is 94 percent white, 1 percent black and 2 percent Asian, notes the Kaiser Family Foundation. The population of South Carolina is made up of 64 percent white people, 27 percent black people and 6 percent Hispanic people.

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