Table 2. Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin, for All Ages and for 18 Years and Over, for Rhode Island:  2000 and 2010
This table provides a state summary of the data included in the 2000 and the 2010 Redistricting Data Summary Files.  Data are shown by age for the Hispanic or Latino population, as well as for people who reported one race and for people who reported two or more races. The population of One Race is the total of the population in the 6 categories of one race.  The population of Two or More Races is the total of the population in the 57 specific combinations of two or more races.  The redistricting files include data for all 63 groups.  This table also shows the numeric and percent change in the population by race and Hispanic origin between 2000 and 2010.
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Age, race, and Hispanic or Latino origin 2000 2010 Change, 2000 to 2010
Number Percent of total population Number Percent of total population Number Percent
             
ALL AGES            
             
RACE            
         Total population………………………………………. 1 048 319 100.0 1 052 567 100.0  4 248 0.4
One Race…………………………………………………………………………….. 1 020 068 97.3 1 017 780 96.7 - 2 288 -0.2
          White………………………………………………………………………………  891 191 85.0  856 869 81.4 - 34 322 -3.9
          Black or African American……………………………………………………………….  46 908 4.5  60 189 5.7  13 281 28.3
          American Indian and Alaska Native…………………………..  5 121 0.5  6 058 0.6   937 18.3
          Asian…………………………………………………………………………………  23 665 2.3  30 457 2.9  6 792 28.7
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander…………..   567 0.1   554 0.1 -  13 -2.3
          Some Other Race…………………………………………………………  52 616 5.0  63 653 6.0  11 037 21.0
Two or More Races………………………………………………………….  28 251 2.7  34 787 3.3  6 536 23.1
             
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE            
         Total population……………………………………………… 1 048 319 100.0 1 052 567 100.0  4 248 0.4
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)……………………………………………  90 820 8.7  130 655 12.4  39 835 43.9
Not Hispanic or Latino……………………………………………………………  957 499 91.3  921 912 87.6 - 35 587 -3.7
  One Race……………………………………………………………………………….  936 683 89.4  898 433 85.4 - 38 250 -4.1
          White……………………………………………………………………………………….  858 433 81.9  803 685 76.4 - 54 748 -6.4
          Black or African American……………………………………………………..  41 922 4.0  51 560 4.9  9 638 23.0
          American Indian and Alaska Native……………………………………………………………………..  4 181 0.4  4 020 0.4 -  161 -3.9
          Asian……………………………………………………………………………….  23 416 2.2  29 988 2.8  6 572 28.1
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander…………….   320 -   305 - -  15 -4.7
          Some Other Race……………………………………………………………  8 411 0.8  8 875 0.8   464 5.5
  Two or More Races………………………………………………………………  20 816 2.0  23 479 2.2  2 663 12.8
         
             
18 YEARS AND OVER            
             
RACE            
         Total population…………………………………………..  800 497 100.0  828 611 100.0  28 114 3.5
One Race………………………………………………………………………………  783 588 97.9  809 253 97.7  25 665 3.3
          White……………………………………………………………………………..  698 952 87.3  695 283 83.9 - 3 669 -0.5
          Black or African American……………………………………………  31 339 3.9  42 563 5.1  11 224 35.8
          American Indian and Alaska Native………………………………  3 244 0.4  4 220 0.5   976 30.1
          Asian……………………………………………………………………………..  16 942 2.1  23 524 2.8  6 582 38.9
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander…………..   410 0.1   404 - -  6 -1.5
          Some Other Race……………………………………………………………..  32 701 4.1  43 259 5.2  10 558 32.3
Two or More Races………………………………………………………………  16 909 2.1  19 358 2.3  2 449 14.5
             
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE            
         Total population…………………………………………  800 497 100.0  828 611 100.0  28 114 3.5
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)………………………………………….  55 818 7.0  84 715 10.2  28 897 51.8
Not Hispanic or Latino……………………………………………………….  744 679 93.0  743 896 89.8 -  783 -0.1
  One Race…………………………………………………………………………………  732 012 91.4  730 879 88.2 - 1 133 -0.2
          White…………………………………………………………………………………  678 358 84.7  660 823 79.8 - 17 535 -2.6
          Black or African American…………………………………………  28 337 3.5  37 225 4.5  8 888 31.4
          American Indian and Alaska Native……………………………..  2 723 0.3  2 933 0.4   210 7.7
          Asian……………………………………………………………………………….  16 807 2.1  23 257 2.8  6 450 38.4
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander……………..   250 -   240 - -  10 -4.0
          Some Other Race………………………………………………………….  5 537 0.7  6 401 0.8   864 15.6
  Two or More Races……………………………………………………………  12 667 1.6  13 017 1.6   350 2.8
             
 -  Represents zero or rounds to 0.0.
Note: The observed changes in Hispanic origin and race counts between Census 2000 and the 2010 Census could be attributed to a number of factors.  Demographic change since 2000, which includes births and deaths in a geographic area and migration in and out of a geographic area, will have an impact on the resulting 2010 Census counts.  Additionally, some changes in the Hispanic origin and race questions' wording and format since Census 2000 could have influenced reporting patterns in the 2010 Census.  Also, in Census 2000 an error in data processing resulted in an overstatement of the Two or More Races population by about 1 million people (about 15 percent) nationally, which almost entirely affected race combinations involving Some Other Race.  Therefore, data users should assess observed changes in the Two or More Races population between Census 2000 and the 2010 Census with caution.
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables PL1, PL2, PL3, and PL4, and 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables P1, P2, P3, and P4.