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White Americans

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White Americans
(Various ethnic groups)
Total population
Increase300,832,540 (2022) broadest definition [1]
43% of the estimated total U.S. population
284,904,818 (2022) (one race)[1]
Regions with significant populations
All areas of the United States
Majority languages:
Majority religion:
Minorities and other:

White Americans are citizens of the United States who are white people. They are Americans who have light-colored skin. This is the largest and most common ethnic group in the country.[source?]

In 2010, 70% of the people living in the United States said they were White. About 60% of the United States population was white people who were not Hispanic.[source?]

The White American population includes European Americans and non-European people such as Arabs, North Africans, Jews, Persians and other Middle Eastern people. It also includes Hispanic groups such as Mexicans, Argentines, Chileans, Peruvians, Bolivians, Venezuelans, Hondurans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans.[3][4]

The white population in the United States has been getting smaller. More white people have died than have been born in most states.[5]

Most White Americans are of English (46.6 million), German (45 million), and Irish (38.6 million) ancestry. French Canadian and Canadian were the two most prominent subgroups within the "Other White" population in 2020, with each of their individual or combined populations surpassing half a million. Following closely were Pennsylvania German, Cajun, and British Australian, constituting the next largest groups. Iranian (413,842), Lebanese (328,137), and Egyptians (313,720) were the most prominent MENA white ethnic groups.[6]

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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. White Deaths Exceed Births in a Majority of U.S. States
  6. "English Most Common Race or Ethnicity in 2020 Census".