Mapping US ethnicity
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The changing state of US ethnicity

3 November 2012 Last updated at 00:25 GMT

The US has undergone many different immigration trends since colonization started, with various ethnic groups rising and falling over time.

This video looks at where US immigrants have originated from in the past, how the US population has defined itself within government census data and how these patterns could change in the future.

Produced by David Gordon.