A Profile of Older Americans: 2002
and Ethnic Composition
2000, 16.4% of persons 65+ were minorities--8.0% were African-Americans,**
2.4% were Asian or Pacific Islander,**
and less than 1% were American Indian or Native Alaskan.**
Persons of Hispanic origin (who may be of any race) represented
5.6% of the older population.
In addition, 0.8% of persons 65+ identified themselves
as being of two or more races.
6.6% of minority race and Hispanic populations were 65+ in 2000
(8.2% of African-Americans,**7.8%
of Asians and Pacific Islanders,**
6.0% of American Indians and Native Alaskans,**
4.9% of Hispanics), compared with 15.0% of whites.**
for this section were compiled from Internet releases of the Census
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