Washington, District of Columbia Population by Race and Ethnicity
|2012 Population by Race and Ethnicity||Washington, DC||District of Columbia||United States|
|Population by Race|
|Black or African American Population||49.26%||49.26%||12.86%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native Population||0.36%||0.36%||0.96%|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Non Hispanic Population||90.64%||90.64%||83.09%|
Race versus Ethnicity: According to the Census, race and ethnicity
are considered two separate and distinct identities. Hispanic or Latino origin is asked as a separate question and categorized under ethnicity. In addition to their
race and/or races, all respondents are categorized by one of two ethnicities, which are "Hispanic" and "Non Hispanic."
Hispanic Ethnicity: According to the Census, people of Hispanic origin, were those who indicated that their origin was Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or some other Hispanic origin. It should be noted that people of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
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