Census Bureau: 1.7% of people in Spartanburg identified as multi-racial in 2017


Of the 37,384 citizens living in Spartanburg in 2017, 98.3% said they were only one race while 1.7% 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 Spartanburg
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
White
18,012
48.2%
African American
17,754
47.5%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
87
0.2%
Asian
596
1.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
13
0%
Some Other Race
279
0.7%
Source: US Census Bureau

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