African Americans are the largest racial minority, amounting to an estimated 12.7% of the total U.S. population. 55% of the African American population lives in the South.
Hispanic and Latino Americans amount to an estimated 17.8% of the population, making up the largest ethnic minority. 42% of Hispanic Americans live in the West.
The White, non-Hispanic or Latino population make up 61.3% of the nation’s total, with the total White population. Non-Hispanic Whites make up 79% of the Midwest’s population.