Census Bureau: 2.3% of people in Chesterfield County identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 46,127 citizens living in Chesterfield County in 2017, 97.7% said they were only one race while 2.3% 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 Chesterfield County
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
29,121
63.1%
African American
14,836
32.2%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
165
0.4%
Asian
210
0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
28
0.1%
Some Other Race
714
1.5%
Source: US Census Bureau

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