White Americans

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

White Americans are Americans who have light-colored skin. Most Americans belong to this group.

White Americans
(Various ethnic groups)
White American by state in the USA in 2010.svg
White Americans by state
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]

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.

The White American population includes European Americans and non-European people such as Arabs, North Africans, Jews, Persians, other Middle Eastern people and Hispanic groups such as Mexicans and Cubans.[3][4]

The white population in the United States has been declining. White deaths have exceed white births in most states.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. December 2019. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  2. "Religious tradition by race/ethnicity (2014)". The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  3. "The U.S. census sees Middle Eastern and North African people as white. Many don't".
  4. Why are Hispanics identifying as white?
  5. [https://apl.wisc.edu/data-briefs/natural-decrease-18 White Deaths Exceed Births in a Majority of U.S. States]