Census Bureau: 0.5% of people in Capitol Heights identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 4,519 citizens living in Capitol Heights in 2017, 99.5% said they were only one race while 0.5% 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 african american.

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 Capitol Heights
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
293
6.5%
African American
4,008
88.7%
Asian
11
0.2%
Some Other Race
186
4.1%
Source: US Census Bureau

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