Indiana is a state with a diverse racial demography. According to the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), the highest high school graduation rate is among white people, with a rate of 91.20%. The highest rate of bachelor's degrees is found among Asians, with a rate of 57.45%. The race least likely to be in poverty in Indiana is white, with 10.28% below the poverty level. The American Community Survey also provides racial estimates of population for the United States, states, counties, Puerto Rico, municipalities, places, urban areas, and smaller civil divisions.
A person who originates from any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East or North Africa is considered white. This includes people who indicate their race as white or who report entries as Irish, German, Italian, Lebanese, Arab, Moroccan, or Caucasian. A person who has origins in any of the black racial groups in Africa is considered black. This includes people who indicate their race as black or African-American, or who report entries as African-American, Kenyan, Nigerian, or Haitian. A person who has origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains a tribal affiliation or an attachment to the community is considered Native American. This category includes people who indicate their race as American Indians or Alaska Natives or who report entries such as Navajo groups, Blackfeet, Inupiat, Yup'ik, or Central American Indian groups or South American Indian groups. A person who originates from any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands is considered Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.
This includes people who declared their race as Fijians, Guamanians or Chamorras, Marshallese, native Hawaiians, Samoans, Tongans, and other Pacific Islanders, or who provide other detailed answers from Pacific Islanders. Data users should be aware that there may be methodological differences between different data sources.