Advanced Search
Current and Breaking News for Professionals, Consumers and Media



Click here to learn how to advertise on this site and for ad rates.

News : National Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Jun 26, 2014 - 3:58:56 PM



50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act: July 2

By Staff Editor
Jun 26, 2014 - 3:52:59 PM



Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Ezine
For Email Marketing you can trust


Email this article
 Printer friendly page

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This landmark law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. To mark the anniversary, the U.S. Census Bureau has gathered key statistics that measure changes in some characteristics of different race groups to date.

 

Note: This analysis uses the closest available year for each race/ethnic group to the historic act. Analysis is limited because of limited historical data for all racial and ethnic groups.

 

 

Population

 

1964

 

20,671,914 - The total estimated black population in the United States.

 

10.8% - The estimated percentage of the U.S. population that was black.

 

2013

 

41,623,897 - The total estimated black population in the United States.

 

13.2% - The estimated percentage of the U.S. population that was black.

 

1970

 

9.6 million - The total estimated Hispanic population in the United States.

 

4.7% - The estimated percentage of the U.S. population that was Hispanic.

 

2013

 

54.1 million - The total estimated Hispanic population in the United States.

 

17.1% - The estimated percentage of the U.S. population that was Hispanic.

 

1960

 

980,337 - The total Asian and Pacific Islander  population in the United States.

 

0.5% - The percentage of the U.S. population that was Asian and Pacific Islander.

 

2013

 

16,632,553 - The total estimated Asian population in the United States.

 

5.3% - The estimated percentage of the U.S. population that was Asian.

 

1960

 

551,669 - The total American Indian, Eskimo and Aleut population in the United States.

 

0.3% - The estimated percentage of the U.S. population that was American Indian, Eskimo and Aleut.

 

2013

 

3,910,028 - The total estimated American Indian and Alaska Native population in the United States.

 

1.2% - The estimated percentage of the U.S. population that was American Indian and Alaska Native.

 

Source: http://www.census.gov/popest/data/national/asrh/pre-1980/tables/PE-11-1964.pdf (1964)

 

Source: http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0056/twps0056.pdf

 

(1960)

 

Source: http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2013/PEPALL6N?slice=year~est72013

 

(2013)

 

Geographic Distribution

 

1960

 

59.9% - The percent of the black population living in the South.

 

81.4% - The percent of the Asian population living in the West. The West had the largest concentration of Asians.

 

54.2% - The percent of the American Indian and Alaska Native population living in the West. The West had the largest concentration of the American Indian and Alaska Native population.

 

2010

 

56.5% - The percent of the black population living in the South. The South continues to have the largest concentration of African-Americans.

 

45.5% - The percent of the single-race Asian population living in the West. The West continues to have the largest concentration of Asians.

 

45.6% - The percent of the single-race American Indian and Alaska Native population living in the West.

 

Sources: http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0056/twps0056.pdf (Tables 1 and 4)

 

http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-06.pdf (Black, Page 7.)

 

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2012/demo/c2010br-11.pdf (Asian, Page 6)

 

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2012/demo/c2010br-10.pdf (AIAN, Page 7)

 

1970

 

41.0% - The percent of the Hispanic population living in the West. The West had the largest concentration of Hispanics.

 

2010

 

40.8% - The percent of the Hispanic population living in the West.

 

Sources:

 

1970: http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0056/twps0056.pdf (Tables 1 and 4)

 

2010: http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2011/demo/c2010br-04.pdf (Page 6)

 

School Enrollment

 

1964

 

4.6 million - Number of blacks enrolled in elementary school. In addition, 312,000 were enrolled in kindergarten.

 

1.6 million - Number of blacks enrolled in high school.

 

306,000 - Number of blacks enrolled in college.

 

2012

 

4.9 million - Number of blacks enrolled in elementary school. In addition, 646,000 were enrolled in kindergarten.

 

2.7 million - The number of blacks enrolled in high school. That is a 41.7 percent increase from 1964.

 

3 million - Number of blacks enrolled in college.

 

Source: http://www.census.gov/hhes/school/data/cps/historical/TableA-1.xls

 

 

1972

 

1.9 million - Number of Hispanics enrolled in elementary school. In addition,241,000 were enrolled in kindergarten.

 

834,000 - Number of Hispanics enrolled in high school.

 

242,000 - Number of Hispanics enrolled in college.

 

 

2012

 

7.8 million - Number of Hispanics enrolled in elementary school. In addition, 1.1 million were enrolled in kindergarten.

 

3.8 million - The number of Hispanics enrolled in high school.

 

3.4 million - Number of Hispanics enrolled in college.

 

Source: http://www.census.gov/hhes/school/data/cps/historical/TableA-1.xls

 

 

High School Graduates

 

1964

 

25.7% - Percentage of blacks age 25 and over who completed at least four years of high school.

 

2.4 million - Number of blacks 25 and over with at least four years of high school.

 

 

2012

 

85.0% - Percentage of blacks age 25 and over who completed at least four years of high school.

 

20.3 million - Number of blacks 25 and over with at least a high school diploma.

 

 

1974

 

36.5% - Percentage of Hispanics age 25 and over who completed at least four years of high school.

 

 

2012

 

65.0% - Percentage of Hispanics age 25 and over who completed at least four years of high school.

 

Note: The 2012 information in this section refers to the single-race black population.

 

Sources: http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/1964/tab-01.pdf

http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/historical/tabA-2.xls

 

http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/2012/tables.html, Table 1

 

 

Higher Education

 

1964

 

3.9% - Percent of blacks age 25 and over who completed  at least four  years of college.

 

365,000 - Number of blacks age 25 and over who had at least a bachelor's degree.

 

 

2012

 

21.2% - Percent of blacks age 25 and over who completed at least four years of college.

 

5.1 million - Number of blacks age 25 and over  who had at least a bachelor's degree.

 

 

1974

 

5.5% - Percent of Hispanics age 25 and over who completed at least four years of college.

 

 

2012

 

14.5% - Percent of Hispanics age 25 and over who completed at least four years of college.

 

Sources:

 

http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/historical/tabA-2.xls http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/1964/tab-01.pdf, page 12.

http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/2012/Table1-04.xls

 

http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/2012/tables.html, Table 1.

 

 

Income

 

1964

 

$24,840 (in 2012 dollars) - The median family income for blacks.

 

$27,403 and $17,235 (in 2012 dollars) - Median income of black men and black women who worked full time, year-round.

 

 

2012

 

$40,517 - The median family income for the single-race black population.

 

$39,816 and $35,090 - Median income of single-race black men and black women who worked full time, year-round.

 

 

1976

 

$37,642 (in 2012 dollars) - The median family income for Hispanics.

 

$38,240 and $26,158 (in 2012 dollars) - Median income of Hispanic men and Hispanic women who worked full time, year-round.

 

 

2012

 

$40,764 - The median family income for the Hispanic population.

 

$32,516 and $29,508 - Median income of Hispanic men and Hispanic women who worked full time, year-round.

 

Sources: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/data/historical/families/2012/F05_2012.xls

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/data/historical/people/2012/P36B_2012.xls

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/data/historical/people/2012/P36H_2012.xls

 

 

 

Poverty

 

 

1966

 

41.8% - Poverty rate for blacks. Nationally, the poverty rate for all races was 14.7 percent.

 

 

2012

 

27.2% - Poverty rate for single-race blacks. Nationally, the poverty rate for all races was 15 percent.

 

 

1972

 

22.8% - Poverty rate for Hispanics.

 

 

2012

 

25.6% - Poverty rate for Hispanics.

 

Source: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/historical/hstpov2.xls

 

 

Voting

 

1964

 

58.5% - The percent of the total black population 18 years and older who voted in the 1964 presidential election.

 

69.3% - The percent of the total U.S. population 18 and older that voted in the 1964 presidential election.

 

 

2012

 

62.0% - The percent of the total black population 18 years and older who voted in the 2012 presidential election.

 

56.5% - The percent of the total U.S. population 18 and older that voted in the 2012 presidential election.

 

 

1972

 

37.5% - The percent of the total Hispanic population 18 years and older who voted in the 1972 presidential election.

 

 

2012

 

31.8% - The percent of the total Hispanic population 18 years and older who voted in the 2012 presidential election.

Sources: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/publications/historical/A1.xls



Top of Page

HealthNewsDigest.com

National
Latest Headlines


+ Red Star Rescue Team Rushes to Save Over 100 Suffering Animals
+ Strong Neighborhood Ties Can Help Reduce Gun Violence
+ Clinic To Help Prevent Patients From Falling
+ Is the Label 'hypoallergenic' Helpful or Just Marketing Hype?
+ Targeted Computer Games Can Change Behavior of Psychopaths
+ Radiologist Launches Company to Improve Patient Communication
+ CDC Year in Review: 'Mission: Critical'
+ Conflating Contraception with Abortion is Part of a Strategic Campaign to Restrict Access to Both
+ AMA: U.S. Policy Must Not Conflict with Core Values of Medical Ethics
+ UNMC Professor Receives Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award



Contact Us | Job Listings | Help | Site Map | About Us
Advertising Information | HND Press Release | Submit Information | Disclaimer

Site hosted by Sanchez Productions