Resident population of the United States by race from 2000 to 2017 (in millions)

Population of the U.S. by race 2000-2017 This graph shows the population of the U.S. by race and ethnic group from 2000 to 2017. In 2017, there were around 18.99 million people with Asian origin living in the United States.
A ranking of the most spoken languages across the world can be accessed here.

U.S. population

Currently, the white population makes up the vast majority of the United States’ population, accounting for some 249.62 million people in 2017. 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 43.5 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 335.68 million people in 2020. Thus, population densities have also increased, totaling 34.86 inhabitants per square kilometer as of 2014. 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 25,322.8 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 56.59 million inhabitants in 2015. 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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WhiteBlack or African AmericanAmerican Indian and Alaska NativeAsianNative Hawaiian and Other Pacific IslanderTwo or more races
2017249.6243.54.118.990.798.72
2016248.5434.0518.320.778.48
2015247.7842.634.0117.980.768.25
2014246.6642.163.9617.340.748
2013245.5941.713.9116.80.737.75
2012244.5141.263.8616.260.717.51
2011243.3840.813.815.760.697.28
2010242.2440.353.7515.260.687.04
2009241.0339.93.6414.830.666.71
2008239.7839.433.514.40.646.35
2007238.3838.943.3813.930.615.99
2006236.9538.443.2613.480.595.66
2005235.4937.963.1513.010.575.34
2004234.1237.513.0412.540.555.04
2003232.7237.072.9512.10.534.75
2002231.4536.682.8611.650.514.48
2001230.0536.262.7711.180.494.22
2000228.5335.812.6810.710.473.96
WhiteBlack or African AmericanAmerican Indian and Alaska NativeAsianNative Hawaiian and Other Pacific IslanderTwo or more races
2017249.6243.54.118.990.798.72
2016248.5434.0518.320.778.48
2015247.7842.634.0117.980.768.25
2014246.6642.163.9617.340.748
2013245.5941.713.9116.80.737.75
2012244.5141.263.8616.260.717.51
2011243.3840.813.815.760.697.28
2010242.2440.353.7515.260.687.04
2009241.0339.93.6414.830.666.71
2008239.7839.433.514.40.646.35
2007238.3838.943.3813.930.615.99
2006236.9538.443.2613.480.595.66
2005235.4937.963.1513.010.575.34
2004234.1237.513.0412.540.555.04
2003232.7237.072.9512.10.534.75
2002231.4536.682.8611.650.514.48
2001230.0536.262.7711.180.494.22
2000228.5335.812.6810.710.473.96
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This graph shows the population of the U.S. by race and ethnic group from 2000 to 2017. In 2017, there were around 18.99 million people with Asian origin living in the United States.
A ranking of the most spoken languages across the world can be accessed here.

U.S. population

Currently, the white population makes up the vast majority of the United States’ population, accounting for some 249.62 million people in 2017. 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 43.5 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 335.68 million people in 2020. Thus, population densities have also increased, totaling 34.86 inhabitants per square kilometer as of 2014. 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 25,322.8 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 56.59 million inhabitants in 2015. 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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June 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
July 2000 - July 2017
Supplementary notes
Numbers include people of Hispanic origin as Hispanic origin is considered an ethnicity not a race. In 2017 there were 58,946,729 people of Hispanic origin in the U.S.
Data from previous years can be found here.

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