WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY
Profile America — Monday, January 18th. Dr. Martin Luther King would have been 87 years old this year. The civil rights leader, minister, and recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was born in 1929 and assassinated in 1968. Today is the national holiday, honoring his memory and life's work, appropriate in a month that also sees the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. America's diverse population of some 319 million enjoys the civil rights Dr. King advocated, including around 254 million whites, nearly 46 million African-Americans, about 1.5 million Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, 20 million Asians, and 5.4 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. Just over 55 million people in the U.S. population are of Hispanic origin. Profile America is in its 19th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Demographic groups/July 1, 2014 estimates: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk
American Indians and Alaska Natives: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk
Hispanic population: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_14_1YR_S0201&prodType=table
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau