Ethnicity Clusters in the United States


The Hispanic population is the second-largest ethnic group in the US making up over 52 million (or 16.7%) of the total US population.  The majority of the Hispanic population in the United States lives along the southwest border of the country. The Hispanic population mainly clusters in southern Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.


As such a prominent portion of the US population, the Hispanic population plays a crucial role in the US economy. In fact, a recent study sponsored by RBC Capital Markets (RBC) and the Latino Donor Collaborative (LDC) found that:

  • As consumers, Latinos wield more than $1.3 trillion in buying power, and the number of affluent Latinx households is growing much faster than for the overall population;
  • Latinos are creating new businesses faster than other Americans. Latinx-owned business grew by 46 percent 2007-2012. Hiring in Latinx-owned businesses increased 22 percent;
  • Latinos were responsible for 29% of real income growth in the United States 2005-2015, with the number of Latinx households with incomes over $150,000 growing 194 percent;
  • The median Latino age is 28 years old, nine years younger than the U.S. population at large.



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Over 38 million African Americans live in the US and make up about 12.4% of the country’s population. The majority of the African American population resides in the southeast edge of the country.



About 6 in 10 people reporting as Black or African American, alone or in combination with other races, resided in 10 states where nearly half the U.S. population lived last year, according to new Census 2000 analysis released today by the Commerce Department’s Census Bureau.

The 10 states where 60 percent of African Americans resided were: New York, California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Maryland, Michigan and Louisiana. Five of these had more than 2 million Blacks each: New York, California, Texas, Florida and Georgia.


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The demographics of Asian Americans  is described as a heterogeneous groups of people in the US who trace their ancestry to one or more Asian countries. Because Asian Americans only make up about 5.6% of the entire US population, diversity within the group is often overlooked.


During the 2010 United States Census, there were a total of 17,320,856 Asian Americans, including Multiracial Americans identifying as part Asian. The largest ethnic groups represented in the census were Chinese (3.79 million), Filipino (3.41 million), Indian (3.18 million), Vietnamese (1.73 million), Korean (1.7 million), and Japanese (1.3 million).

Other sizable ethnic groups include Pakistani (409,000), Cambodian (276,000), Thai (237,000), Laotian (232,000), Bangladeshi (147,000), and Burmese (100,000).



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Overall, 5.2 million people, or 1.7 percent of all people in the United States, identified as American Indian and Alaska Native, either alone or in combination with one or more races. This population grew by 27 percent from 2000 to 2010.



Overall the Population is Increasing

Those who reported being American Indian and Alaska Native alone totaled 2.9 million, an increase of 18 percent from 2000 to 2010. The multiple race American Indian and Alaska Native population, as well as both the alone and alone-or-in-combination populations, all grew at a faster rate than the total U.S. population, which increased by 9.7 percent from 2000 to 2010.

More than Three Fourths Live Outside Tribal Areas

A majority of the American Indian and Alaska Native alone-or-in-combination population (78 percent) lived outside of American Indian and Alaska Native areas. At the same time, most counties with relatively higher proportions of American Indians and Alaska Natives tended to be in close proximity to reservations, trust lands or Oklahoma tribal statistical areas. This was especially evident in counties throughout the West and in Oklahoma.


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Making up 54% of the Atlanta population, the African American community is the largest group in the city. The white  (38.4%), white non-hispanic (33.3%), Hispanic (10.2%), foreign born (8%), and Asian and Pacific Islander (5.1%) communities make up the rest of the city’s population.