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Midwest Profile

Population - Regional average net change(1980-1990): +.66 percent. Racial Distribution - The Midwest is largely populated by whites. Blacks constitute anywhere from 0.5 percent in South Dakota to almost 15 percent in Illinois. A smaller proportion of Hispanics live here, and smaller still are the percentages of American Indians and Asians in this region. Economy - Manufacturing, agriculture, services, trade, mining, tourism, government, aerospace, construction, insurance, forest products, food processing. Per Capita Income - Regional average (1990) - $17,070 Unemployment - Regional average (through August 1992) - 5.68 percent. Sources: *1990 census figures. The World Almanac and Book of Facts (1982, 1992), US Bureau of Labor Statistics.