The Revisions to OMB Directive 15 defines each racial and ethnic category as follows:
American Indian or Alaska Native.
Black or African American.
Hispanic or Latino.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
What is the most common ethnic group?
Here are the top ethnic group in the United States. Since many Asian and Hispanic are classified differently, most of the groups listed are white. The most common is German-American. At least 42.8 million Americans say they are this.
Is Spanish a race or ethnicity?
The U.S. Census Bureau defines the ethnonym Hispanic or Latino to refer to “a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race” and states that Hispanics or Latinos can be of any race, any ancestry, any ethnicity.
What city has the largest black population?
Cities with the highest percentage of Blacks or African-AmericansCityTotal PopulationBlack or African American, aloneRankDetroit, MI713,7771Jackson, MS173,5142Miami Gardens, FL107,1673
What is your race?
Ethnicity is your ethnic background = Spanish, Korean, French. Race is way United States rationalizes ethnic backgrounds in groups such as “Hispanic” which can mean “Spanish, Cuban, Mexican” etc. when in reality, a race more to be something like “the human race” Some other races are something like Asian.
What is the racial makeup of the USA?
Population of the United States by Race and Hispanic/Latino Origin, Census 2000 and 2010Race and Hispanic/Latino originCensus 2010, populationPercent of populationWhite196,817,55263.7Black or African American37,685,84812.2American Indian and Alaska Native2,247,098.7Asian14,465,1244.7
What are the options of race?
First, people were asked whether they are of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin. Then they were asked to choose one or more of 15 options that make up five race categories — white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander.
What are the race categories on the US Census?
People who identify their origin as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be of any race. OMB requires five minimum categories: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
Is American an ethnic group?
The United States Census officially recognizes six racial categories: White American, Black or African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and people of two or more races; a category called “some other race” is also used in the census and other