PRB Topic Feed: Race/ Ethnicity/Topics/RaceEthnicity.aspxU.S. Fertility Rates Higher Among MinoritiesIn 2001 there were about 4 million births in the United States and a total fertility rate (TFR) of 2.1 births per woman. Minorities contributed 42 percent of all births in 2001, although they made up only 31 percent of the population. 01/01/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/USFertilityRatesHigherAmongMinorities.aspx8ad82d5a-0a63-44d8-b054-5a4b6ec6b801PopWire: Hispanic Immigrants to U.S. See Progress on WagesAlthough immigrants are more likely to be low-wage workers than high-wage workers, how foreign-born workers fare depends on their country of origin and year of entry. Many foreign workers made significant progress between 1995 and 2005. 08/31/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/PopWireSept2007.aspx895a55c0-493f-4be1-9092-241656dad5f6Americans Increasingly Opting Out of MarriageOver the past 25 years, the percentage of people who have never been married increased from 24 percent to 29 percent.03/01/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/AmericansIncreasinglyOptingOutofMarriage.aspx7fdd490f-481d-47c4-be4e-81a11f6e933fMexican Immigration to the United StatesData from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey indicate that about 8.8 million people living in the United States in 2000 were born in Mexico. This represents just under 30 percent of the total U.S. foreign-born population. 05/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/MexicanImmigrationtotheUnitedStates.aspx5b0e1831-979d-4cc0-9668-4f5d4631e478Foreign-Born Make Up Growing Segment of U.S. Black PopulationImmigration is making this generation of blacks in the U.S. more diverse.04/22/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/ForeignBornMakeUpGrowingSegmentofUSBlackPopulation.aspx56f4c8e6-fced-4419-8bcc-592eb645744d1 Million Arab Americans in the United StatesIn 2000, just over 1 million people in the United States reported "Arab" ancestry in the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey. 05/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/1MillionArabAmericansintheUnitedStates.aspx3562d5c8-719b-444e-ad81-14a029ab5147U.S. Occupational SegregationHispanics, African Americans, and American Indians are more likely than non-Hispanic whites or Asians to work in lower-paying, semi-skilled jobs or as service workers.02/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/USOccupationalSegregation.aspx27b9344e-67cd-40e4-b039-7335b6602e0fScience Scores of U.S. Students, by Race/EthnicityResults from the 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment show stable scores for fourth- and eighth-graders and a decline in performance among 12th-graders.01/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/ScienceScoresofUSStudentsbyRaceEthnicity.aspx26911dc3-1fe4-4ce2-9046-4e06f20ce4aeWho's Entering the U.S. Labor Force?Between 1998 and 2008, about 42 million people are expected to enter the labor force--and give it a new look.02/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/WhosEnteringtheUSLaborForce.aspx21f7fa4b-153f-4837-a1f7-ac1b67e1edb1PopWire: More Than 300 U.S. Counties Are Majority-Minority More than 300 U.S. counties now have populations in which racial and ethnic minorities are the majority, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.08/27/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/PopWireAugust2007.aspx1ec990a0-087f-4273-9ada-5e9772563928