Census Bureau: 1% of people in Chester identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 5,446 citizens living in Chester in 2017, 99% said they were only one race while 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 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 Chester
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
1,559
28.6%
African American
3,800
69.8%
Asian
35
0.6%
Source: US Census Bureau

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