ETHNICITY:

Everybody's now a minority (Census Bureau) The Hispanic and Asian populations of the United States surged during the 1990s, the number of Hispanics growing by more than 35% and Asians more than 40%

A state-by-state breakdown of 1998 populations of blacks, Hispanics and Asian and Pacific Islanders provided by the Census Bureau. The percentage of change since 1990 follows each category:
State Blacks Percentage change Hispanics Percentage change Asians, Pacific Islanders Percentage change
Alabama 1,132,196 +10.8 42,562 +72.8 28,083 +28.1
Alaska 23,771 +4.1 23,719 +33.2 27,625 +36.7
Arizona 169,191 +47.2 1,033,822 +50.2 98,214 +68.3
Arkansas 407,618 +8.9 49,473 +148.9 18,529 +46.3
California 2,455,570 +6.6 10,112,986 +31.4 3,937,722 +33.6
Colorado 171,904 +26.4 577,516 +36.1 95,850 +55.5
Connecticut 303,721 +7.7 268,339 +25.9 80,490 +55.4
Delaware 144,380 +27.3 25,736 +62.6 15,247 +66.7
District of Columbia 325,840 -19.0 37,500 +14.6 15,939 37.9
Florida 2,267,753 +27.9 2,243,441 +42.5 271,305 +73.4
Georgia 2,181,455 +24.6 220,312 +102.2 149,451 +94.5
Hawaii 34,993 +25.2 96,156 +18.1 756,597 +8.8
Idaho 7,158 +103.4 88,284 +66.8 14,051 +46.2
Illinois 1,839,744 +7.8 1,224,309 +35.4 403,247 +37.9
Indiana 490,626 +13.0 145,181 +47.0 55,911 +46.8
Iowa 56,880 +17.5 56,937 +74.4 36,242 +40.9
Kansas 154,750 +6.9 139,724 +49.2 46,367 +43.0
Kentucky 284,860 +7.8 32,508 +47.7 27,106 +50.4
Louisiana 1,407,201 +8.0 116,522 +25.2 55,019 +32.5
Maine 6,321 +21.7 8,929 +30.8 8,963 +33.6
Maryland 1,428,207 +19.4 188,278 +50.5 203,683 +44.2
Massachusetts 394,645 +20.5 377,016 +31.1 222,965 +52.7
Michigan 1,404,748 +8.2 263,761 +30.8 150,046 +48.8
Minnesota 140,644 +46.2 86,937 +61.3 124,171 +58.0
Mississippi 1,003,175 +9.3 22,755 +42.2 19,308 +47.5
Missouri 612,788 +11.5 86,893 +40.8 60,319 +44.4
Montana 3,219 +32.8 15,695 +28.9 5,326 +23.8
Nebraska 67,173 +16.1 72,519 +96.2 21,838 +72.9
Nevada 133,396 +67.0 278,499 +123.9 81,216 +105.9
New Hampshire 8,504 +15.6 17,924 +58.2 14,038 +49.7
New Jersey 1,188,236 +10.3 1,004,010 +34.3 452,524 +63.4
New Mexico 45,124 +42.6 700,289 +20.9 25,651 +69.3
New York 3,219,676 +5.0 2,624,930 +18.6 994,601 +40.3
North Carolina 1,665,273 +13.9 161,220 +110.1 99,509 +87.4
North Dakota 4,001 +12.2 6,999 +50.0 5,344 +52.2
Ohio 1,289,760 +11.2 179,054 +28.2 128,639 +39.9
Oklahoma 261,945 +11.1 130,168 +51.1 44,579 +28.9
Oregon 60,949 +29.6 199,432 +76.9 105,843 +50.7
Pennsylvania 1,166,151 +5.5 314,519 +35.4 198,364 +41.7
Rhode Island 49,476 +14.2 65,347 +42.8 22,955 +21.4
South Carolina 1,147,239 +10.2 49,817 +63.3 34,355 +51.5
South Dakota 5,120 +55.6 8,665 +65.0 4,752 +50.1
Tennessee 899,546 +15.4 62,223 +90.0 52,564 63.7
Texas 2,430,061 +18.6 5,862,835 +35.1 556,355 +67.9
Utah 18,677 +54.6 142,479 +68.4 53,479 +57.2
Vermont 3,129 +58.6 5,070 +38.5 4,903 +51.7
Virginia 1,362,617 +16.6 250,799 +56.4 247,194 +53.4
Washington 198,396 +30.0 355,039 +65.5 329,980 +53.2
West Virginia 58,095 +3.0 10,296 +21.3 9,020 +20.3
Wisconsin 290,585 +17.7 133,970 +43.7 79,778 +47.1
Wyoming 4,082 +9.6 28,870 +12.1 4,023 +37.7
Source: Census Bureau