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Race and Ethnicity in Public Schools
A Pew Research Center study on enrollment in public schools found that from 1993 to 2006, white students became less isolated from minority students, while black and Hispanic students became more isolated from white students. It seems contradictory until you consider an underlying trend: an increase in the number of Hispanic students attending public schools. White students are more likely to be exposed to minority students than before because they make up a smaller portion of the population.
The American Community Survey provides the latest state profiles from the last census. The population statistics include age, race and types of households. Some county information is also available.
Black Population Statistics
The majority of blacks live in 10 states, according to a new report from the Census Bureau.
The Black Population also shows that New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and Houston are the cities with the highest number of African Americans. The total population of blacks in the United States is about 35 million.
White Population Statistics
The white population remained the largest racial group in 2005 even as
the country moved toward greater diversity, a new analysis released by the Census Bureau showed. Nearly 215 million
people, or 74.7 percent of the total population, reported as white, either
alone or in combination with one or more other races, according to The White Population.
Latinos in America
The Census Bureau found that 35.3 million Latinos lived in the United States in the year 2005. Hispanic Population in the United States explores this population with statistics on income, occupations and citzenship. The report found that the majority of Hispanics live in the West and that they earn less than whites.
The official estimate of the U.S. population was 288,378,137 in 2005,
according to the American Community Survey.