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U.S. Population Breakdown

Our diversity is one of the most valued attributes of our nation. The success of this country is built upon the unique contributions of every racial and ethnic group. Throughout history people came to America from different parts of the world, and have played vital roles in our growth and strength.

Today, the Face of America is 72.7 percent White, 11 percent Hispanic, 12.1 percent Black, 3.6 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.7 percent American Indian.*

Statistics indicate that in the 21st century, America's racial landscape will continue to shift. In 2050, the population in the United States will be approximately 53 percent White, 25 percent Hispanic, 14 percent Black, 8 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, and 1 percent American Indian.

As the Face of America continues to change, the goal of the President's Initiative on Race is to strengthen our foundation as Americans, while celebrating our differences, so that we live in an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. All Americans have reason to invest in creating One America so that we, as a nation, can effectively move forward together to fulfill the promise of the American dream in the 21st century.

*This number also includes Eskimo and Aleut. CEA Fact Book, "Changing America"

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