A Profile of Older Americans: 2008
Racial and Ethnic Composition
In 2007, 19.3% of persons 65+ were minorities--8.3% were African-Americans.** Persons of Hispanic origin (who may be of any race) represented 6.6% of the older population. About 3.2% were Asian or Pacific Islander,** and less than 1% were American Indian or Native Alaskan.** In addition, 0.6% of persons 65+ identified themselves as being of two or more races.
Only 7.1% of all the people who were minority race or of Hispanic ethnicity were 65+ in 2007 (8.5% of African-Americans,** 5.5% of Hispanics, 9.3% of Asians and Pacific Islanders,** 8.1% of American Indians and Native Alaskans,**), compared with 15.4% of non-Hispanic whites.**
(Data for this section were compiled from Internet releases of the Census 2007 Population Estimates).
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