Diversity

As individuals, we are made up of many different things.

Rank the following list in order of how important each is in defining you (1=most important, 8=least important)
  • Geography (urban/suburban/rural/north/south/west)
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Religion - Here are some interesting statistics on religion in America from Robert Putnam's American Grace
  • Income level
  • Age
  • Education
As a country, we are divided in many ways.

Rank the following list in order of how important each is in dividing this country (1=most important division, 8=least important division)

  • Geography (urban/suburban/rural/north/south/west)
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Religion
  • Income level
  • Age
  • Education
Make a facebook profile for the average American using the categories above.

Here is some data on the average American. Add any interesting data you find.
  • Geography (urban/suburban/rural/The/south/west) - California is the most populous state. Most Americans live in suburbs (50%). The South is the most populous region in the US. The mean population center of the US is in Missouri.
  • Race/Ethnicity - Most Americans are White
  • Gender - sex ratios- at birth: 1.048 male(s)/femaleunder 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/femaletotal population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2010 est. from CIA World Factbook)
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Religion - The majority of Americans are Protestant (51.3%)
  • Income level - median income - $32,140 for persons age 25 and older (2005 from US Census Bureau)
  • Age - median age 36.8 years (male: 35.5 years, female: 38.1 years, 2010 est. from CIA World Factbook)
  • Education
    High school graduate 86.68%
    Some college 55.60%
    Associate's and/or Bachelor's degree 38.54%
    Master's degree 7.62%
    Doctorate or professional degree 2.94%
    In 2005, the proportion of the population having finished high school and the percentage of those having earned Bachelor's degrees remained at an all-time high, while the growth in both categories has slowed down over the past two decades. The vast majority of the population, 85.2%, had finished high school and nearly a quarter, 22%, had earned a Bachelor's degree. The percentage of both college and high school graduates continued to increase since 2000. Since 1983 the percentage of people graduating from high school has increased from 85% to 88%. The greatest increases in educational attainment were documented in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. In the 1950s and much of the 1960s high school graduates constituted about 50% of those considered adults (25 and above). For young adults aged between 25 and 29, the percentage of high school graduates was roughly 50% in 1950 versus 90% today.
The most popular baby names can be found at the Social Security Administration

The most common birthday in the US is October 5th

The most common job in the US is retail salesperson

What about weight??? Numbers posted by the National Center for Health Statistics show that more than 34 percent of Americans are obese, compared to 32.7 percent who are overweight. It said just under 6 percent are "extremely" obese.
  • The average American woman is 5'4" tall and weighs 140 pounds.
  • The average American female model is 5'11" tall and weighs 117 pounds.


The most popular dog breed in the US is a Labrador Retriever!!!! #10 is the Shih Tzu
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