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Population Racial Composition, 1802-2010


Year
1802
1812
1820
1830
1877
1887
1897
1899
1910
1920
1930
1935
1940
1950
2000
2010
White %
42
40.8
39.4
45.1
52.3
53.5
64.3
61.8
64.5
72
73.3
75.2
76
79.7
80.5
75.8
Non-White %
58
59.2
60.6
54.9
47.7
46.5
35.7
38.2
35.5
28
26.7
24.8
24
20.3
19.5
24.2

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On the United States, Puerto Ricans are the second largest Hispanic origin group (4 million) (Brown and Patten, 2014), following Mexicans (34 million in 2012) and ahead of Cubans (2 million) and Salvadorans (2 million).