White Americans

people of the United States who are considered or consider themselves White

White Americans are Americans who are white (or Caucasian) or for statistics, those who have majority-white ancestry. As of 2010, most Americans belong to this group. In 2010, 70% of the people living in the United States identified as being white or White Hispanics. Non-hispanic whites accounted for about 60% of the U.S. population.

White Americans
(Various ethnic groups)
Total population
Increase243,832,540 (2018) broadest definition [1]
70% of the estimated total U.S. population
234,904,818 (2018) (one race)[1]
Regions with significant populations
All areas of the United States, less common in California and Hawaii
Majority languages:
Majority religion:
Minorities and other: [2]
Related ethnic groups
Anglo Americans, British, German Americans, Germans, Germanic Peoples, Western Europeans, Canadians, Australians, European New Zealanders, British Colonies, South Africans


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  2. "Religious tradition by race/ethnicity (2014)". The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Retrieved April 5, 2019.