Table 1. Percent of Males 18 to 39 Incarcerated in the United States, 2000, by Nativity and Level of Education, in Rank Order by Ethnicity
 
Males, ages 18 to 39:
 
Percent incarcerated, by nativity and by education:
Ethnicity
Total in US
N
Percent
incarcerated
%
 
Nativity:
 
High school graduate?
  Foreign-born % US born %   No % Yes %
Total: 45,200,417 3.04   0.86 3.51   6.91 2.00
 
Latin American Ethnicities:                
Salvadoran, Guatemalan 433,828 0.68   0.52 3.01   0.71 0.62
Colombian, Ecuadorian, Peruvian 283,599 1.07   0.80 2.37   2.12 0.74
Mexican 5,017,431 2.71   0.70 5.90   2.84 2.55
Dominican 182,303 2.76   2.51 3.71   4.62 1.39
Cuban 213,302 3.01   2.22 4.20   5.22 2.29
Puerto Rican (a) 642,106 5.06   4.55 5.37   10.48 2.41
 
Asian Ethnicities:                
Indian 393,621 0.22   0.11 0.99   1.20 0.14
Chinese, Taiwanese 439,086 0.28   0.18 0.65   1.35 0.14
Korean 184,238 0.38   0.26 0.93   0.93 0.34
Filipino 297,011 0.64   0.38 1.22   2.71 0.41
Vietnamese 229,735 0.89   0.46 5.60   1.88 0.55
Laotian, Cambodian 89,864 1.65   0.92 7.26   2.80 1.04
 
Other:                
White, non-Hispanic 29,014,261 1.66   0.57 1.71   4.64 1.20
Black, non-Hispanic 5,453,546 10.87   2.47 11.61   21.33 7.09
Note: (a) Island-born Puerto Ricans, who are US citizens by birth and not immigrants, are classified as "foreign born" for purposes of this table; mainland-born Puerto Ricans are here classified under "US born."
Source: 2000 U.S. Census, 5% PUMS. Data are estimates for adult males, ages 18 to 39, institutionalized at the time of the census.


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