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Table 2-1: Census 2000 Population by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity

Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Qu

Table 2-1. Census 2000 Population by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity

Population GroupNumber
(in millions)
Percent of U.S. Population
Total Population281.4100
Hispanic Ethnicitya
Not Spanish, Hispanic, Latino246.187.5
Spanish, Hispanic, Latino35.212.5
    Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano(20.9)(7.4)
    Puerto Rican(3.4)(1.2)
    Cuban(1.3)(0.4)
    Other Hispanic(9.6)(3.4)
Raceb
One Race
    White211.475.1
    Black, African American, or Negro34.712.3
    American Indian or Alaska Native2.50.9
    Asian10.23.6
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander0.40.1
    Some Other Race15.45.5
Two or More Races6.82.4

Note: The number and percents on race in this table differ somewhat from later tables in this chapter because later tables combine persons that report a single race alone or in combination with other races (e.g., persons who are Black race alone plus multi-race persons who identify with both Black race and another race), whereas this table focuses on single-race reporting.
a Ramirez, 2004.
b Grieco and Cassidy, 2001.

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Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 2-1: Census 2000 Population by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity: Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Qu. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomracereport/reldatatab2-1.html