Population of the U.S. by race 2000-2019

This graph shows the population of the U.S. by race and ethnic group from 2000 to 2019. In 2019, there were around 193.5 million people of 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 250.52 million people in 2019. 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 44.1 million people in the same year.

The overall population in the United States is expected to increase annually into 2020, from 318.6 million people in 2014 to an expected 338.27 million people in 2024. Thus, population densities have also increased, totaling 35.71 inhabitants per square kilometer as of 2018. 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 26,150.3 inhabitants per square kilometer as of 2019.

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 60.57 million inhabitants in 2019. 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.

Resident population of the United States by race from 2000 to 2019

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

July 2000 to July 2019

Supplementary notes

Numbers include people of Hispanic origin as Hispanic origin is considered an ethnicity not a race. In 2018 there were around 60.57 million people of Hispanic origin in the U.S.
Values have been rounded.

Data prior to 2010 can be found here.

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