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Figure A-1. Resident population of United States, by race/ethnicity and age: 2007

Figure Updated: April 2010

Figure A-1. Resident population of United States, by race/ethnicity and age: 2007.

NOTES: Hispanic may be any race. Other includes American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander, and multiple race.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Population Estimates, http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/2008_nat_res.html external link..

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 2007.
  • They were 15% and 20%, respectively, of the school age population (5–17 years) and 14% and 17%, respectively, of the college age population (18–24 years).
  • Asians were 4% of the U.S. population in 2007.

Related Information

Table A-2. Resident population of United States, by race/ethnicity and age: 2007

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