National Perspective on Diversity and Inclusion

A National Perspective:

Source: US Census Data, USA Today, Burlington Free Press

  • 72.4 percent of the nation's residents are white (Hispanic or not), down from 75.1 percent in 2000.
  • 63.7 percent of Americans are non-Hispanic whites, down from 69.1 percent in 2000.
  • 36.3 percent of the nation's residents are people of color (by race and/or Hispanic origin), up from 30.9 percent in 2000.
  • 12.6 percent of the nation's residents are black (Hispanic or not), down from 12.3 percent in 2000.
  • 16.3 percent of Americans are Hispanic, up from about 12.5 percent in 2000.
  • 4.8 percent of the nation's residents are Asian, up from 3.6 percent in 2000.
  • 2.9 percent of Americans are of two or more races, up from 2.4 percent in 2000.