Census Bureau: 2.2% of people in Laurens identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 8,931 citizens living in Laurens in 2017, 97.8% said they were only one race while 2.2% 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 Laurens
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
4,692
52.5%
African American
3,616
40.5%
Asian
62
0.7%
Some Other Race
363
4.1%
Source: US Census Bureau

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