Census Bureau: 3% of people in Lexington identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 20,653 citizens living in Lexington in 2017, 97% said they were only one race while 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 Lexington
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
16,343
79.1%
African American
2,356
11.4%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
121
0.6%
Asian
970
4.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
132
0.6%
Some Other Race
115
0.6%
Source: US Census Bureau

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