Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Quality Improvement
Table 2-6. Selected Characteristics of the White Population in the United States
|White Groups Based on Language Ability||Number
|Percent of U.S. non-Hispanic White Populationd||Percent of U.S. Population||Native Born (%)||Speak a Language Other Than English at Home and Speak English Less Than "Very Well" (%)||Less Than High School Graduationb (%)||Poverty Rate (%)|
|Whites speaking only English at home||175.0a||93.7||66.7||97.9|
|Whites speaking Spanish at home||2.7a||1.4||1.0||91.5||46.7c||13.6||11.0|
|Whites speaking other Indo-European languages at home||8.6a||4.6||3.3||46.5||32.9c||23.8||11.6|
|Whites speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home||0.4a||0.2||0.1||59.0||26.7c||12.6||10.0|
|Whites speaking all other languages at home||0.1a||0.03||0.02||61.5||29.4c||19.0||16.8|
|Total White||186.8a||NA||71.2||95.4||41.4 (31.3)c||14.2||8.1|
|Total U.S. Population||281.4||NA||93.2||88.9||8.1||19.6||12.4|
a White non-Hispanic alone and in combination, 5 years of age and older.
b Population 25 and older (186.8 million).
c U.S. Census Bureau, 2003b, 2006b. Calculations using Census data. 41.4 is the White alone population aged 5 and older, and 31.3 is the White alone, not Hispanic or Latino figure.
d 262.4 was used as a denominator for this column (U.S. Census Bureau, 2003b). Source: Grieco, 2001b, and Subcommittee tabulations from the 2000 Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS).