Leading group by U.S. county (1990 – 2017)

The U.S. Census officially recognizes 6 racial categories: White American, Black or African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander. The U.S. Census Bureau also classifies Americans as “Hispanic” and “Not Hispanic”, which identifies Hispanic Americans as an ethnicity distinct from others and comprising the largest minority group in the nation.

Leading minority group by county (1990 - 2017)
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The U.S. Census officially recognizes 6 racial categories: White American, Black or African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and White Americans are the racial majority. African Americans are the largest racial minority, amounting to an estimated 12.7% of the population. Hispanic Americans amount to an estimated 17.8% of the total US population, making up the largest ethnic minority. The White, non-Hispanic population make up 61.3% of the nation’s total.

White Americans are the majority in every census-defined region and in every state except Hawaii but contribute the highest proportion of the population in the Midwestern United States, at 85% per the Population Estimates Program, or 83% per the American Community Survey. Non-Hispanic Whites make up 79% of the Midwest’s population, the highest ratio of any region. However, 35% of White Americans live in the South, the most of any region.

55% of the African American population lives in the South. A plurality or majority of the other official groups reside in the West. The latter region is home to 42% of Hispanic Americans, 46% of Asian Americans, 48% of American Indians and Alaska Natives, 68% of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, 37% of the “two or more races” population, and 46% of those self-designated as “some other race”.

Leading group by U.S. county (1990 - 2017)
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Related posts:
– Leading minority group by U.S. county (1990 – 2017)
American Indian Population by County (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Asian Population by County (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Black Population by County (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Hispanic Population by County (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Non-Hispanic White Population by County (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Population Density

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