2010 Census: Percentage of the White Population Declined Slightly; Nevertheless, Whites are Still the Dominant Majority Population

In my posts dealing with the “futility of colorblindness”, I often refer to the Census’s breakdown of race to show that the White population is the dominant population in the country. The percentage number for Whites went down a little bit, but White still make up over 223 million people.

United States (population: 281,421,906 (2000 Census)

Race Percentage of population Number
White 75.1% 211,460,626
Black 12.3 34,658,190
Native American 0.9 2,475,956
Asian 3.6 10,242,998

United States (population: 308,745,538) (2010 Census)

Race Percentage of population Number
White 72.4% 223,553,265
Black 12.6 38,929,319
Native American 0.7 540,013
Asian 4.8 14,674,252
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