Academic journal article Phi Delta Kappan

Hispanics and Education: By the Numbers

Academic journal article Phi Delta Kappan

Hispanics and Education: By the Numbers

Article excerpt

Hispanic population growth accounted for 51.4% of the total U.S. population growth between 2000 and 2009; whites accounted for 18.8%; blacks, 13.6%; Asians, 13.8%; others, 2.6%.

U.S. population breakdown

          Population   Percent of  Population   Percent of
              2000     population      2009       population
                           2000                       2009

Hispanic   35,204,480        12.5   48,348,144        15.7

Native     21,072,230         7.5   30,278,868         9.9
born

Foreign    14,132,250         5.0   18,069,276         5.9
born

White     194,527,123        69.1  199,327,245        64.9

Black      33,706,554        12.0   37,171,119        12.1

Asian      10,088,521         3.6   13,604,863         4.4

Other       7,895,228         2.8    8,548,185         2.8

Total     281,421,906       100.0  306,999,556     100.0 *

* Effect of rounding is that all percentages may not add
up to 100.
Source: Pew Hispanic Center. (2011). Statistical portrait
of Hispanics in the United States, 2009. Washington, DC:
Author.

Public school students

      White  Black  Hispanic

1990    67%    17%       12%
2000    61%    17%       17%
2010    54%    15%       23%

Note: Table made from bar graph.

High school students
                               1995-95  2010-1
                                  %       %

White                               67      56
Black                               16      17
Hispanic                            12      20
Asian                                4       5
American Indian/Alaska native        1       1

Children (ages 5-17) of parents who have
bachelor's degrees or higher

          1990 %  2011 %

White         31      48
Black         11      22
Hispanic       8      16
Total         26      37

Source: National Center for Education Statistics. … 
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