Census Bureau: 1.2% of people in South Sumter identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 2,217 citizens living in South Sumter in 2017, 98.8% said they were only one race while 1.2% 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 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 South Sumter
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
238
10.7%
African American
1,915
86.4%
Some Other Race
38
1.7%
Source: US Census Bureau

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