WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH
Profile America — Friday, November 4th. This is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, conceived almost a century ago but made official by a congressional resolution signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The American Community Survey finds about 5.4 million American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S., about 2 percent of the total population. California is home to the greatest number of these groups at over a million, followed by Oklahoma with over a half-million. American Indian and Alaska Native populations, alone or in combination with other races, surpass 100,000 in 19 states from Florida to Alaska. At over 18 percent, Alaska has the highest percentage of population in the honored group. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Heritage Month background:
State populations/2014 estimates in descending order:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by 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 "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau