Non-Hispanic whites make up 62.6% of the country's population.
Despite major changes due to immigration since the 1960s, and the higher birth-rates of nonwhites, the overall current majority of American citizens are still white, and English-speaking, though regional differences exist.
The United States Census Bureau shows a population increase of 0.75% for the twelve-month period ending in July 2012.
Though high by industrialized country standards, this is below the world average annual rate of 1.1%.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs): The presence of some STIs greatly increases the likelihood of acquiring or transmitting HIV.
Rates of gonorrhea and syphilis are higher among black men than among white or Hispanic/Latino men.
When Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood atop the medal podium at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City, bowed their heads and raised black-gloved fists during the playing of the national anthem, millions of their fellow Americans were outraged. "I don't like the idea of people looking at it as negative.
But countless millions more around the globe thrilled to the sight of two men standing before the world, unafraid, expressing disillusionment with a nation that so often fell, and still falls, so short of its promise. There was nothing but a raised fist in the air and a bowed head, acknowledging the American flag—not symbolizing a hatred for it."Finally, it's worth noting that the Australian silver medalist in the 200 meters in 1968, Peter Norman, stood solidly with Smith and Carlos, both literally and figuratively—displaying his solidarity with their action by wearing an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge during the medal ceremony.
But neither man ever apologized for his raised fist or his bowed head—and neither ever had need to."We were just human beings who saw a need to bring attention to the inequality in our country," Smith said years later, in a documentary on the 1968 Mexico City games produced for HBO.There were about 125.9 million adult women in the United States in 2014. At age 85 and older, there were almost twice as many women as men (4 million vs. People under 21 years of age made up over a quarter of the U. population (27.1%), and people age 65 and over made up one-seventh (14.5%).The United States Census Bureau defines white people as those "having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa." It includes people who reported "White" or wrote in entries such as Irish, German, Italian, Lebanese, Near Easterner, Arab, or Polish." Whites constitute the majority of the U. population, with a total of about 245,532,000 or 77.7% of the population as of 2013.A 2011 report by the Institute estimated that 4 million adults identify as gay or lesbian, representing 1.7% of the population over 18.A spokesperson said that, until recently, few studies have tried to eliminate people who had occasionally undertaken homosexual behavior or entertained homosexual thoughts, from people who identified as lesbian or gay.