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									                              2008 Estimates of Racial Demographics
                                       in the United States
                       0.1%
        0.7%    1.7%
                          0.2%

               4.4%                                     White alone

                                                        Hispanic or Latino:
    12.1%

                                                        Black or African American alone

                                                        Asian alone


15.4%                                                   American Indian and Alaska Native alone

                                                        Two or more races:
                                     65.4%
                                                        Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
                                                        alone
                                                        Some other race alone
                    2008 Estimates of Racial Demographics
          0.7%   in the United States (Non-White Population)
         0.4%
 1.9%
         4.9%
                                      Hispanic or Latino:

12.6%                                 Black or African American alone

                                      Asian alone
                        44.6%
                                      American Indian and Alaska Native alone

                                      Two or more races:

                                      Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
 34.9%                                alone
                                      Some other race alone
B03002. HISPANIC OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE - Universe: TOTAL POPULATION
Data Set: 2008 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
Survey: American Community Survey
                                                   For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error,
NOTE. Although the American Community Survey (ACS) produces population, demographic and housing unit estim
                                                   United States
                                                   Estimate      Margin of Error (+/-)
Total:                                              304,059,728 *****
Not Hispanic or Latino:                             257,168,272        9,623
White alone                                         198,942,886       24,970
Black or African American alone                      36,701,103       44,634
American Indian and Alaska Native alone                1,993,622      21,920
Asian alone                                          13,239,894       26,707
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone         402,725       9,944
Some other race alone                                    701,823      27,040
Two or more races:                                     5,186,219      52,901
Two races including Some other race                      238,046      10,501
                                                       races
Two races excluding Some other race, and three or more 4,948,173      53,414
Hispanic or Latino:                                  46,891,456        9,624
White alone                                          29,239,524      111,502
Black or African American alone                          884,947      24,417
American Indian and Alaska Native alone                  449,800      20,677
Asian alone                                              174,082       9,650
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone          25,085       3,716
Some other race alone                                14,290,365      111,647
Two or more races:                                     1,827,653      39,704
Two races including Some other race                    1,006,533      27,508
                                                         821,120
Two races excluding Some other race, and three or more races          23,617
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 American Community Survey
Data are based on a sample and are subject to
sampling variability. The degree of uncertainty for
an estimate arising from sampling variability is
represented through the use of a margin of error. The
value shown here is the 90 percent margin of error.
The margin of error can be interpreted roughly as
providing a 90 percent probability that the interval
defined by the estimate minus the margin of error
and the estimate plus the margin of error (the lower
and upper confidence bounds) contains the true
value. In addition to sampling variability, the ACS
estimates are subject to nonsampling error (for a
discussion of nonsampling variability, see

Accuracy of the Data). The effect of nonsampling
error is not represented in these tables.
The 2008 questions on Hispanic origin and race were changed from 2007 in order to make the ACS consistent with
While the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) data generally reflect the November 2007 Office of Manageme
Estimates of urban and rural population, housing units, and characteristics reflect boundaries of urban areas defined
Explanation of Symbols:

1. An '**' entry in the margin of error column
indicates that either no sample observations or too
few sample observations were available to compute
a standard error and thus the margin of error. A
statistical test is not appropriate.

2. An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that
either no sample observations or too few sample
observations were available to compute an estimate,
or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because
one or both of the median estimates falls in the
lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended
distribution.

3. An '-' following a median estimate means the
median falls in the lowest interval of an open-ended
distribution.

4. An '+' following a median estimate means the
median falls in the upper interval of an open-ended
distribution.

5. An '***' entry in the margin of error column
indicates that the median falls in the lowest interval


Totals
White alone                                         198,942,886
Hispanic or Latino:                                  46,891,456
Black or African American alone                      36,701,103
Asian alone                                          13,239,894
American Indian and Alaska Native alone                1,993,622
Two or more races:                                     5,186,219
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone         402,725
Some other race alone                                    701,823
Two races including Some other race                      238,046
                                                       races
Two races excluding Some other race, and three or more 4,948,173
iality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see Survey Methodology.
 o make the ACS consistent with Census 2010 question wording. For a summary of questionnaire changes see http://www.censu
vember 2007 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) definitions of metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas; in certain i
 oundaries of urban areas defined based on Census 2000 data. Boundaries for urban areas have not been updated since Census 20
e changes see http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/ACS%20Mail%20Questionnaire%20(2008).pdf. The change in estim
litan statistical areas; in certain instances the names, codes, and boundaries of the principal cities shown in ACS tables may diffe
ot been updated since Census 2000. As a result, data for urban and rural areas from the ACS do not necessarily reflect the result
0(2008).pdf. The change in estimates from 2007 to 2008 may be due to several factors including questionnaire changes, populati
 shown in ACS tables may differ from the OMB definitions due to differences in the effective dates of the geographic entities. T
not necessarily reflect the results of ongoing urbanization.
questionnaire changes, population controls, methodological changes, and therefore should be used with caution. For more inform
tes of the geographic entities. The 2008 Puerto Rico Community Survey (PRCS) data generally reflect the November 2007 Offic
ed with caution. For more information about changes in the estimates see http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hisp
reflect the November 2007 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) definitions of metropolitan and micropolitan statistical are
/population/www/socdemo/hispanic/reports.html.
n and micropolitan statistical areas; in certain instances the names, codes, and boundaries of the principal cities shown in PRCS t
principal cities shown in PRCS tables may differ from the OMB definitions due to differences in the effective dates of the geogra
the effective dates of the geographic entities.

								
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