Monday, August 31, 2009

Graphing US demographics: ethnic breakdown

Basic geography: make a circle graph using the most important of these figures.

Figures on American ethnic groups from Wikipedia via the US Census Bureau:

White 74% 221.3 million
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, of any race 14.8% about 44.3 million
Black or African American alone 13.4% 40.9 million
Some other race alone 6.5% 19 million
Asian alone 4.4% 13.1 million
Two or more races 2.0% 6.1 million
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 0.68% 2.0 million
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander alone 0.14% 0.43 million