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Minority Women, Black Women & Others


Minority Women, Black Women & Others
African American or Black women have a common African heritage. They may also have roots in the United States, Great Britain, the Caribbean, or other countries. In 2000, slightly more than 18 million (18,193,005), or 12.7%, of all females living in the United States were African American, not of Hispanic origin.

Hispanic women, or Latinas, are a multiracial ethnic group, which means persons of Hispanic origin can be of any race. Many Hispanic or Latina women are recent immigrants. Most Hispanics or Latinas in the United States are of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican Republic, Central American, or South American descent. In 2000, Hispanic females of any race-numbering more than 17 million (17,114,023) - comprised approximately 12.5% of the U.S. female population.

AsianAmerican women are women with origins in the Far East, including Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. The 5.3 million females (5,294,257) in this population group who are not of Hispanic origin comprised 3.7% of all U.S. females in 2000. Asian American women account for 12.6% of all women of color.

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women can originate from any one of 22 islands and may speak as many as 1,000 languages. In the 2000 census, more than 196,000 women in the United States identified themselves as Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander alone. When the census included Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander in combination with another racial group, the number rose to almost 435,000 women.

American Indian/Alaska Native women are identified as being members of any of more than 556 federally recognized tribes as well as individuals from state-recognized or unrecognized tribal organizations. Major subgroups of this population are American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts11. Slightly more than 1 million females (1,241,974), or .87%, of all U.S. females belonged to this population group in 200012. (Note: Percentages of these populations may not equal 100% due to the rounding of numbers.)
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