Demographic characteristics of the 25- to 54-year-old American Indian and white populations, 2009–2011

American Indian White
Basic demographics
Single-race American Indian 52.0% n/a
Mixed-race American Indian 48.0% n/a
Latino 12.5% 7.2%
Male 46.7% 49.6%
Average age 39.6 40.2
Personal characteristics
Married 45.3% 60.4%
Separated, divorced, widowed 22.7% 16.7%
Never married 32.0% 22.9%
Average number of children 1.0 1.0
Veteran 8.0% 6.2%
Has a disability 19.3% 9.5%
Human capital
Speaks only English at home 83.7% 93.4%
Less than high school diploma 13.5% 7.1%
GED 6.7% 4.3%
High school diploma 23.0% 22.5%
Some college 30.1% 23.3%
Associate degree 9.4% 9.7%
Bachelor’s degree 12.0% 22.4%
Advanced degree 5.4% 10.8%
Urbanicity and reservation status
Central city 13.6% 10.8%
Suburbs 21.0% 32.1%
Lives on or close to a reservation 46.9% 18.8%

Note: These weighted data include American Indian multiracials and Hispanics of both races, but exclude the foreign born.

Source: Author's analysis of American Community Survey data from Ruggles et al. (2013)

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