May 12, 2015

Hispanics are a rising share of the U.S. population

Year White Other Asian Black Hispanic
1960 85.2% 0.2% 0.6% 10.5% 3.5%
1970 83.1% 0.4% 0.9% 10.9% 4.7%
1980 79.6% 0.8% 1.5% 11.6% 6.5%
1990 75.8% 1.0% 2.7% 11.8% 8.8%
2000 69.1% 2.8% 3.6% 12.0% 12.5%
2006 66.2% 2.5% 4.3% 12.2% 14.8%
2007 65.8% 2.6% 4.3% 12.1% 15.0%
2008 65.4% 2.7% 4.4% 12.1% 15.4%
2009 64.9% 2.8% 4.4% 12.1% 15.7%
2010 63.7% 3.0% 4.7% 12.3% 16.4%
2011 63.3% 3.1% 4.8% 12.3% 16.7%
2012 62.8% 3.1% 4.9% 12.3% 16.9%
2013 62.4% 3.2% 5.0% 12.3% 17.1%
2014 61.9% 3.2% 5.2% 12.3% 17.3%
2015 61.5% 3.3% 5.3% 12.3% 17.6%

Note: In 1960-1970, Asians include Pacific Islanders.
Source: For 1960 and 1970, see Passel and Cohn’s 2008 population projections. For 1980-2000, Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. decennial census data (5% IPUMS). For 2006-2014, Pew Research Center analysis of American Community Survey (1% IPUMS).

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