ERIC Number: ED346228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Race and Hispanic Origin. 1990 Census Profile, Number 2.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.
An analysis was done of 1990 Census data on race and Hispanic origin. Comparison of the 1990 data with Census figures from 1960, 1970, and 1980 showed that the nation continued to increase in racial and Hispanic origin diversity during the 1980s. Boosted by a high level of immigration, the Asian American population more than doubled (up nearly 108 percent) from 1980 to 1990. The Hispanic origin population increased by 53 percent from 1980 to 1990, and was also influenced by high rates of immigration. The American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut population increased rapidly, rising 38 percent in the same period. The Black population increased by 13 percent from 1980 to 1990, while the White population rose 6 percent. As a consequence, the Hispanic origin population and each race group except Whites increased as a proportion of the total population. Regional patterns of growth vary with racial and Hispanic origin diversity greatest in the West. Analysis of the Black population in the states found that New York, California, and Texas all had Black populations exceeding 2 million in 1990. Overall, the highest percentages of Black populations are in the southern states. Included are 15 bar graphs and 1 table of state and regional/divisional data. (JB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Census Figures, Demography, Eskimos, Hispanic Americans, Longitudinal Studies, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Pacific Americans, Population Growth, Population Trends, Profiles, Racial Distribution, Whites
U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233-8300.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.