Number of Ethnic Groups in the United States

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How many ethnic groups are there in the United States?

6.

Since 2000, the United States Census Bureau officially recognizes 6 ethnic groups that make up the US population. These are white, black or African American, Asian, American Indian and Alaskan native, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander, and persons of 2 or more races. Hispanic origin is seen by the Bureau as separate from race.

 

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