Census Bureau: 3.5% of people in California identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 13,440 citizens living in California in 2017, 96.5% said they were only one race while 3.5% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Maryland Business Daily.

Of those who said they were one race, the majority identified as white.

An agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, the Census Bureau is responsible for compiling statistical facts about the American people, places and economy. Data for this story was compiled from the bureau’s American Community Survey. Information from the survey helps to determine how federal and state funds are distributed.

Statistical data for 2018 will be released later this year.

Racial makeup of citizens in California
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
9,910
73.7%
African American
2,434
18.1%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
40
0.3%
Asian
413
3.1%
Some Other Race
173
1.3%
Source: US Census Bureau

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