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Table 1 Demographics of the targeted tri-state region (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 Population Estimates)

From: BUILDing SCHOLARS: enhancing diversity among U.S. biomedical researchers in the Southwest

  U.S. Population % U.S. Population AZ, NM, TX Population % AZ, NM, TX Population
Total 321,418,820 36,382,288
Native American (non-Hispanic) 2,369,834 0.73 545,393 1.50
Black (non-Hispanic) 39,925,949 12.42 3,556,295 9.77
Hispanic 56,592,793 17.61 13,769,769 37.85