Figure A-1. Resident population of United States, by race/ethnicity and age: 2006
Figure Updated: December 2008
NOTES: Hispanics may be of any race. Other includes American Indians/Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders, and multiple race.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2007, table 16, derived from U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Population Estimates, from http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/2006_nat_res.html .
Blacks and Hispanics are a larger percentage of young people in the United States than they are of older age groups.
- Blacks and Hispanics were 12% and 15%, respectively, of the U.S. population in 2006.
- They were 15% and 19%, respectively of the school age population (5–17 years) and 14% and 18%, respectively, of the college age population (18–24 years).
- Asians were roughly 4% of the population among all age groups.