White Americans

White American Day September 9, On September 9, 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America. This replaced the term “United Colonies,” which had been in general use.

About: White American (often used interchangeably with “Caucasian American” and, within the United States, simply “white”) is an umbrella term officially employed by some U.S. government agencies, per standards issued by the Office of Management and Budget, for the classification of United States citizens or resident aliens “having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa”. Like all U.S. racial categories, White American has a “Not Hispanic or Latino” and a “Hispanic or Latino” component, the latter consisting mostly of White Mexican Americans.

German Americans (16.5%), Irish Americans (11.9%), English Americans(9.0%), Italian Americans (5.8%), Polish Americans (3.3%), French Americans(3.1%), Scottish Americans (1.9%), Dutch Americans (1.6%), Norwegian Americans (1.5%), Swedish Americans(1.4%), Scotch-Irish Americans (1.2%), Russian Americans (1.0%), and Welsh Americans (0.7%) make up more than half of the White population. Whites constitute the majority, with 80% (66% non-Hispanic Whites and nearly all 14% of Hispanic) or 75% (65.4% non-Hispanic and 9.6% Hispanic) of the U.S. population.

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