North Carolina: Our Diverse State

Who lives in our state?

According to the 2010 US Census

  • White Alone 68.5%
  • Black or African American 21.5%
  • Some other race alone 9.3%
  • Asian Alone 2.2%
  • Two or more races 2.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%

Where are we from?

Poll the class to see if any students know where their ancestors are from.

Where are North Carolinians from?

Read this article to learn more about where North Carolinians immigrated from.

Explore Census Viewer

Explore the Census Viewer Website to discover how our county compares to the rest of North Carolina.

Develop ONE discussion question regarding your research. We will go over discussion questions as a class.

Class Discussion

Talk through volunteered discussion questions.

How does the racial makeup of our county compare to the rest of the country?

Where did people in our region immigrate from?

Who is currently immigrating to our area?

Predictions for the future?

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