America's Racial and Ethnic Divides



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SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION BY RACE: MARCH 1997













(Numbers in thousands)

















































Marital Status of People 18 Years Old and Older by Race: March 1997





























































Asian and










White




Black




Pacific Islander










Number

Percent




Number

Percent




Number

Percent




Marital Status































Total population 18+




164,050

100.0




22,772

100.0




7,130

100.0





































Married, spouse present




96,747

59.0




7,759

34.1




4,068

57.1




Married, spouse absent




5,018

3.1




1,893

8.3




349

4.9




Separated




3,241

2.0




1,525

6.7




137

1.9




Other




1,776

1.1




369

1.6




212

3.0




Widowed




11,662

7.1




1,646

7.2




332

4.7




Divorced




16,149

9.8




2,569

11.3




329

4.6




Never Married




34,474

21.0




8,905

39.1




2,052

28.8






































































Geographical Mobility of People 1 Year Old and Older Between March 1996 and March 1997 by Race





























































Asian and










White




Black




Pacific Islander










Number

Percent




Number

Percent




Number

Percent




Residence in 1996































Total population 1+




217,026

100.0




33,659

100.0




9,905

100.0





































Same house




182,800

84.2




26,999

80.2




7,924

80.0




Different house in the U.S.




33,299

15.3




6,600

19.6




1,676

16.9




Same county




21,485

9.9




4,847

14.4




1,073

10.8




Different county




11,814

5.4




1,752

5.2




603

6.1




Same state




6,523

3.0




1,044

3.1




309

3.1




Different state




5,291

2.4




709

2.1




294

3.0




Abroad




927

0.4




61

0.2




305

3.1





































Total movers




34,226

15.8




6,661

19.8




1,981

20.0






































































Educational Attainment of People 25 Years Old and Older by Race: March 1997





























































Asian and










White




Black




Pacific Islander










Number

Percent




Number

Percent




Number

Percent




Educational Attainment































Total population 25+




144,058

100.0




19,072

100.0




6,107

100.0





































None




661

0.5




110

0.6




126

2.1




Elementary: 1-4




1,467

1.0




301

1.6




125

2.0




Elementary: 5-6




2,887

2.0




429

2.2




172

2.8




Elementary: 7-8




5,823

4.0




845

4.4




176

2.9




High school: 1




3,368

2.3




500

2.6




112

1.8




High school: 2




4,563

3.2




872

4.6




109

1.8




High school: 3




5,659

3.9




1,733

9.1




101

1.7




High school graduate




48,860

33.9




6,835

35.8




1,416

23.2




Some college, no degree




24,724

17.2




3,641

19.1




780

12.8




Associate degree: occupational program




5,603

3.9




653

3.4




200

3.3




Associate degree: academic program




5,012

3.5




619

3.2




214

3.5




Bachelor's degree




23,771

16.5




1,817

9.5




1,665

27.3




Master's degree




7,943

5.5




567

3.0




578

9.5




Professional degree




2,170

1.5




85

0.4




190

3.1




Doctorate degree




1,547

1.1




65

0.3




143

2.3






































































Households by Type and Race of Householder: March 1997





























































Asian and










White




Black




Pacific Islander










Number

Percent




Number

Percent




Number

Percent




Households by type































Total households




85,059

100.0




12,109

100.0




2,998

100.0





































Married couples with children




21,914

25.8




1,974

16.3




1,032

34.4




Married couples without children




25,736

30.3




1,877

15.5




731

24.4




Other families with children




6,322

7.4




2,913

24.1




171

5.7




Other families without children




4,962

5.8




1,692

14.0




312

10.4




People living alone




21,513

25.3




3,126

25.8




560

18.7




Other nonfamily households




4,612

5.4




528

4.4




191

6.4












































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