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The White population remained the largest racial group in 2000, even as the country moved toward greater diversity, a new analysis released today by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau showed. Nearly 217 million people, or 77.1 percent of the total population, reported as White, either alone or in combination with one or more other races.
This analysis, The White Population: 2000, one in a series of Census 2000 briefs, showed that people reporting as White were the numeric majority in all states but Hawaii. The Midwest was the region with the highest proportion of those reporting as White (85 percent).
Census 2000 data on race are not directly comparable with data from the 1990 census or earlier censuses because in 2000, for the first time, respondents could report more than one race.
Additional Census 2000 briefs will be released over the next several months on other races and on topics such as age, sex and housing. A listing of Census 2000 briefs can be found on the Census Bureau's Web site at www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs.