Population of the U.S. by race 2000-2018

Resident population of the United States by race from 2000 to 2018 (in millions)

by Erin Duffin, last edited Jul 1, 2019
Population of the U.S. by race 2000-2018 This graph shows the population of the U.S. by race and ethnic group from 2000 to 2018. In 2018, there were around 19.33 million people with Asian origin living in the United States.
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U.S. population

Currently, the white population makes up the vast majority of the United States’ population, accounting for some 250.14 million people in 2018. This ethnicity group contributes to the highest share of the population in every region, but is especially noticeable in the Midwestern region. The Black or African American resident population totaled 43.8 million people in the same year. The overall population in the United States is expected to increase annually into 2020, from 309.8 million people in 2010 to an expected 331.81 million people in 2020. Thus, population densities have also increased, totaling 35.61 inhabitants per square kilometer as of 2017. Despite being one of the most populous countries in the world, following China and India, the United States is not even among the top 150 most densely populated countries due to its large land mass. Monaco is the most densely populated country in the world and has a population density of 25,709.4 inhabitants per square kilometer as of 2015.
As population numbers in the U.S. continues to grow, the Hispanic population has also seen a similar trend from 35.7 million inhabitants in the country in 2000 to some 58.95 million inhabitants in 2017. This growing population group is a significant source of population growth in the country due to both high immigration and birth rates. The United States is one of the most racially diverse countries in the world.
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Resident population of the United States by race from 2000 to 2018 (in millions)

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