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Older population by race, 2006-2008

In 2006–2008, Whites represented 88.1 percent of the total 90-andover population. Blacks represented 7.6 percent of the 90-and-over population and Asians represented 2.2 percent. About 4 percent of the 90-and-older population reported themselves to be of Hispanic origin.

Wan He and Mark N Muenchrath. 90+ in the United States: 2006-2008. Washington, DC: US Census Bureau; 2011. http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-17.pdf

Reference

Title
90+ in the United States: 2006-2008
Publisher
US Census Bureau
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Wan He and Mark N Muenchrath
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