Census Bureau: 1.6% of people in Charleston identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 131,204 citizens living in Charleston in 2017, 98.4% said they were only one race while 1.6% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Palmetto 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 Charleston
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
97,655
74.4%
African American
28,792
21.9%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
162
0.1%
Asian
2,071
1.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
9
0%
Some Other Race
390
0.3%
Source: US Census Bureau

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