U.S. Population Breakdown
Our diversity is one of the most valued attributes of our nation. The
success of this country is built upon the unique contributions of every racial
and ethnic group. Throughout history people came to America from different
parts of the world, and have played vital roles in our growth and strength.
Today, the Face of America is 72.7 percent White, 11 percent Hispanic, 12.1
percent Black, 3.6 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.7 percent American
Statistics indicate that in the 21st century, America's racial landscape
will continue to shift. In 2050, the population in the United States will be
approximately 53 percent White, 25 percent Hispanic, 14 percent Black, 8
percent Asian/Pacific Islander, and 1 percent American Indian.
As the Face of America continues to change, the goal of the President's
Initiative on Race is to strengthen our foundation as Americans, while
celebrating our differences, so that we live in an atmosphere of trust and
mutual respect. All Americans have reason to invest in creating One America so
that we, as a nation, can effectively move forward together to fulfill the
promise of the American dream in the 21st century.
*This number also includes Eskimo and Aleut.
CEA Fact Book, "Changing America"