Census releases 2010 American Indian and Alaska Native file

The U.S. Census Bureau today released the 2010 American Indian and Alaska Native Summary File, the most detailed look at the data.

The 2010 Census counted 2.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. When people of multiple races and are included, the Native American population grows to 5.2 million.

The Summary File offers a more detailed look at the largest American Indian and Alaska Native groups. For the first time, it includes data on Central American, South American and Mexican American indigenous groups.

Native Americans represent a small but growing segment of the U.S. population. By 2060, the Census Bureau projects an American Indian and Native population of 6.3 million, or 1.5 percent of the entire population.

By 2060, racial and ethnic minorities will represent a 57 percent majority, according to the projections.

Get the Story:
Press Release: Census Bureau Releases 2010 Census American Indian and Alaska Native Summary File (Census Bureau 12/13)
Press Release: U.S. Census Bureau Projections Show a Slower Growing, Older, More Diverse Nation a Half Century from Now (Census Bureau 12/12)
Now a majority among babies, racial and ethnic minorities in US to outnumber whites by 2043 (AP 12/12)
Census Officials, Citing Increasing Diversity, Say U.S. Will Be a ‘Plurality Nation’ (The New York Times 12/13)

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