Census Bureau: 2.1% of people in Charleston County identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 387,847 citizens living in Charleston County in 2017, 97.9% said they were only one race while 2.1% 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 County
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
263,042
67.8%
African American
107,671
27.8%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
556
0.1%
Asian
5,206
1.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
189
0%
Some Other Race
3,010
0.8%
Source: US Census Bureau

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