- An estimated 29.1% of Latinos were uninsured in 2012 (Table 1). This was a statistically significant 1 percentage point drop from 2011’s 30.1%, but Latinos continue to constitute a much larger share of the uninsured than of the total population.
- An estimated 19.0% of African Americans were uninsured in 2012 (Table 1), statistically unchanged from 2011.
- An estimated 15.1% of Asian Americans were uninsured in 2012 (Table 1). This was a significantly lower rate than 2011’s 16.8%. Due to small sample sizes, however, the Census Bureau recommends combining two or more years of data when analyzing changes in insurance rates for Asian Americans.
- An estimated 11.1% of non-Latino Whites were uninsured in 2012 (Table 1), statistically unchanged from 2011.
Figure 1. Profile of the Uninsured vs. Total Population by Age, 2012
Source: ASPE calculations from Carmen DeNavas-Walt, Bernadette D. Proctor, and Jessica C. Smith, U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, P60-245, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2013 (http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p60-245.pdf), accessed September 17, 2013.