WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY
Profile America — Thursday, January 15th. Dr. Martin Luther King would be 86 years old today. The civil rights leader, minister, and recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was born in 1929 and assassinated in 1968. Next Monday is a 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 316 million enjoys the civil rights Dr. King advocated, including around 245 million whites, 44.5 million African-Americans, about 19 million Asians and more than 5 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. Just over 54 million of the U.S. population is of Hispanic origin. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Population and percentage white: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html
Black population: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2014/cb14-ff03.html
AIAN population: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2014/cb14-ff26.html
Hispanic population: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2014/cb14-ff22.html
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).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau