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Number of Ethnic Groups in the United States

How many ethnic groups are there in the United States?


Since 2000, the United States Census Bureau officially recognizes 6 ethnic groups that make up the US population. These are white, black or African American, Asian, American Indian and Alaskan native, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander, and persons of 2 or more races. Hispanic origin is seen by the Bureau as separate from race.

This fact is verified on : March 20, 2010.

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