The composition of the population by race/ethnicity. Latinos include people of Hispanic origin of any race and all other groups are non-Hispanic. Note that much of the increase in the Other population between 1990 and 2000 is due to a change in the survey question on race. For more information, see the data and methods document. Map data for 2015 represents a 2010-2015 average. Data are not reported in areas with a population of less than 100 people. For more information, see the data and methods document. | National Equity Atlas Data & Methods: Technical Documentation
Why it matters
The United States is undergoing a dramatic transformation in which people of color will become the majority by 2044. As people of color continue to grow as a share of the workforce and population, their social and economic well-being will determine the country's success and prosperity.
Grow an equitable economy: Policies to leverage diversity as an asset
- Foster racial inclusion in governance
- Build multiracial alliances, coalitions, and movements to advance policy change
- Dismantle barriers and build pathways to economic opportunity for boys and men of color
- Include immigrants by ensuring access to health care, driver’s licenses, and municipal ID cards regardless of immigration status; increasing language access; facilitating naturalization; limiting the participation of local law enforcement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and extending voting rights
- Strengthen democracy by increasing participation of marginalized groups, expanding voting rights (and preventing rollback), and building leadership development pipelines
CASA de Maryland Helps Green Card Holders Become Citizens
In 2011, CASA de Maryland joined Citigroup Foundation, the Latino Economic Development Corp., the Ethiopian Community Development Council Enterprise Development Group, and other financial and nonprofit institutions to pilot a $400,000 program to boost the naturalization rates of green card holders – more than 210,000 permanent residents who live in Maryland and the greater Washington, DC area. Together they tackle key barriers to naturalization by providing microloans, legal referrals, one-on-one guidance, and civic and financial education classes to immigrants. Learn more.